Monday, November 10 2008
It’ll take a new animated show to call Family Guy out for its indiscretions, much like Family Guy did for The Simpsons.
Thursday, February 7 2008
This is like watching Gus Van Sant’s Psycho screened on Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- confusing and annoying.
Thursday, October 11 2007
The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.
Friday, January 6 2006
Whereas All in the Family was all about the troubling racism and personal politics of the time, Family Guy takes on many of these same topics and then blurts them out like a tactless guy at a party that says exactly what he's thinking, without even a second thought about self-censorship.
Friday, September 30 2005
Stewie's time-continuum meddling focuses on insuring that he ends up with a non-retail job and a more tastefully decorated apartment. This is not 12 Monkeys.
Monday, June 13 2005
The timetable for studio animation is slow, which means that American Dad's political jokes are dated as soon as they're written.
Thursday, July 22 2004
The women on either side of the film's imaginary moral divide are both gorgeous and potent, both capable of cruel violence, and both dedicated to their own desires.
Monday, November 3 2003
While The Family Guy's humor often obliterates the boundaries of good taste, it also espouses faith in the American Family.
Thursday, May 1 2003
'Goodbye Lizzie McGuire, hello Fabulous!' Lizzie exults, as if there's a difference between the two.