At 4/24/13 04:50 AM, BigBadtheBazz wrote:
That one episode of family guy where Brian and Stewie are trapped in the vault.
That was just awkward, if not pretentious.
Yeah, it's kind of infuriating how Family Guy tries to have its cake and eat it too when it comes to its characters, using them as mean-spirited, largely interchangeable joke fodder most of the time but then suddenly expecting us to seriously care about them as though this were some other show with actual character development.
The episode is an interesting idea that shakes up the usual formula, and it's executed well enough all things considered, but the show has earned none of the emotional payoff the episode calls for, and the way the episode tries to wring it out of us anyway is really presumptuous and obnoxious.
At 5/14/13 11:37 PM, MrSoxfan wrote:
And South Park's Dances with Smurfs. It's just not like them to explicitly take sides on politics.
No, it's just not like them to explicitly take a side on politics that isn't yours.