, 27 May 2007
this dvd is superb. Family Guy is a cartoon series about an American suburban family, consisting of: a well-meaning mum, fat slob dad, and their 3 dysfunctional kids. This series is aimed at a more adult audience, with some very interesting twists to the storylines, most notably Stewie the psychopathic baby and Brian the urbane, talking dog.
There is Peter Griffin - who works in a toy factory and falls asleep on duty, and whose daily rituals of TV watching take priority over everything else.
There is Lois Griffin - the devoted wife and mother, who dreams of becoming a star entertainer. she juggles the housework and motherhood with teaching piano lessons, and avoiding being killed by her murderous infant - Stewie Griffin.
Stewie Griffin - is the youngest of the Griffin clan, but is the most intelligent. His plans of world domination are hindered by his infancy, but he isn't about to let that stop him.
Meg Griffin - is the daughter of the family, and seems to be disliked by everyone, because they think that she is ugly. they refuse to acknowledge her. Meg dreams of being popular, passing her driving test and of another family.
Chris Griffin - is the elder son of the family, who loves food but has roughly the IQ of a dingbat. He is quite loveable though.
Brian Griffin - is a talking dog, who offers the family advice - but they do not take it . Brian loves a martini or two, and a smoke. He also outwits Stewie.
The pilot episode - called 'Death has a shadow', is very good, as it sets up all the characters. Peter who drinks 37 beers in one night, is fired at work, and gains unemployment benefit for $150 a week, but actually gets $150,000. so instead of telling the benefit office, he spends it all as fast as possible. The episode also shows Stewie, taking 3 shots at killing his mum, by means of firing a laser beam, tampering with a chair leg, and firing poisoned arrows at her.
One of the best episodes on season 1, is 'If I'm dying I'm lying', where Peter tells a charitable organisation that his son Chris is dying, in order to get a tv show back on television.
this series is well worth watching.
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