Monday, October 19, 2009

A Dirty Little Secret

I think it's time that I came out and said it. I hate Family Guy. Pretty much everyone I know seems to like this show but I just don't get it. I have never liked it. I remember the first time I watched it I was in university and some friends had it on. Besides being totally obnoxious and offensive, the writing is sloppy and it's just loud. It's the epitome of an "American cartoon", if by American you mean the stereotype that all Americans are loud and ignorant.

It turns out that I'm in good company for hating this show. Apparently the creators of the Simpsons and South Park also hate it. I can tolerate those shows but they aren't my first choice when I'm watching TV.

I think what it boils down to is that I'm not really crazy about TV. I just got out of the habit of watching it when I lived in Korea. I will watch it but I am usually not the person who turned it on. It just seems like a lot of noise to me. I like watching game shows, reality shows (Amazing Race, Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance mostly), Friends, Lost... But I don't really follow any closely and I'm not sad if I miss them. I guess this is a good way to be although it usually means I just spend more time surfing the internet.

Anyway, I just had to let it out. I hate this show. It goes beyond irritating me and I now have started to refuse to watch it. Even hearing the theme music makes my skin crawl! Open your eyes people! This is a substandard excuse for entertainment. You can do better!


Donna said...

Hey Amber, I am with you, I have seen some really stupid shows in my life but I will not even waste my time with Family Guy, what a joke.

Find some good to watch on TV.


Carter said...

The South Park people hate Family Guy? That is surprising because isn't South Park exactly the same???

Stephie said...

I don't like t.v. either.... so much better stuff you can do!

Bybee said...

I like Stewie and Brian. The show doesn't feature them enough.

Matty said...

I like Family Guy! I think its subversive counter-culture jokes and its random barrage of gags loosely strung together are innovative and fresh. Open your mind Amber!