I don't find it offensive, but then I like Bill Hick's, Frankie Boyle, Billy Connolly All of whom have been described as offensive at one time or another.
Stewie/Brian driven stories are always entertaining to watch, but the other characters are are so one dimensional that it has been very evident in the current series that the writers are struggling to find even adequate plotlines for them to explore and as a result are just resorting to gross abuse to fill the shows.
Meh. Seth McFarlene has been purposely pushing his boundaries since the show started. That's its selling point, sort of like with South Park. It's very wrong and highly offensive, which is why people love it. As long as some people keep reacting to it, it'll keep being offensive and other people will keep watching it.
I, personally, don't get offended by any of it. It's not really serious. It's too stupid to be offended by. As I said, Seth McFarlene just likes to toe the line and see how far he can take things. I do enjoy most of the show, but recently I think he's just been trying too hard to piss people off and it just isn't funny anymore. Just annoying.
Not offensive to me personally, no. But I can see how it offends other people. Seth Green hahahah! But that's what makes it one of the best shows there is. It's not afraid to make people feel outraged. Making people feel something is what gives all stories impact
Well it wasn't actually a remake, but it followed the tried-and-tested MacFarlane dysfunctional-family-with-non-human-character-and-shoehorned-in-pop-culture-references format so heavily that it might as well have been a British version of one of his shows. Except without anything that could be mistaken for humour or even vaguely intelligent satire.
I look at Family Guy as satire, anything offensive it's doing is purely for humor and poking fun at social stereotypes and trends, and some of it us actually true despite what people say. Overall it's not meant to be taken seriously unless you find a coincidence or something.
The only thing I find really offensive about that show is that it's bland and generally not all that funny. The kind of jokes they use are also repetitive and follow a few set patterns. It actually got to a point where my boyfriend and I made a game out of counting pop culture references while watching it.
You hit the nail on the head, man. So many running jokes filling up the 22 minute slot, the way the Griffin family turned from a dysfunctional family into a bad joke like how Stewie used to be an evil genius, but now he's the butt of gay/transexual jokes. It's not offensive it's just empty. It's been on air for too long.
mangagirl1603Featured By OwnerFeb 24, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Och, I hate Family Guy. It's like an awful, immature, more adult Simpsons (which is amazing, gotta love the Simpsons). It isn't that bad where the racism is concerned, but it's clearly aimed at sad acts who haven't mentally grown up and have the most poorly developed sense of humour. In a nutshell, not clever, boring and makes me want to punch everyone. Although Stewie isn't too bad, he's cool.
When it comes to certain things, Family Guy is extremely offensive. Most of the time it's, rather, "classless" humor. Still, it is one of America's most popular shows. I have to mention it got cancelled twice, though. Remember Ted? That was hilarious, but completely inappropriate and mildly offensive, yet, it became extremely popular. In conclusion, Seth Mcfalarne is a COMPLETE a-hole, but is brilliant at making pretty successful shows.
I haven't watched it recently, so I can't really remember the last time I was "offended" by it, or if I ever really was at all. I guess with stuff like Family Guy, I try to not take it seriously because being offended and acting like a jackass about their content is what they want.
That being said, my biggest issue with Family Guy is how it's just one big mouth piece for Seth MacFarlene to complain about every single little stupid thing that goes on in his head. It's okay once in a while, but it happens all the damn time. It makes him look like an arrogant, petty child. It's like he feels entitled to always getting what he wants. Family Guy got canceled, but then he wants it back on the show. He wants another show that has the exact same formula as his breakout show. Then he wants a spin off of one of the least interesting characters of his breakout show. Then he wants to direct a full-length movie. Then he wants to host the Oscars. Honestly, I'm just completely sick of Seth MacFarlene.
I barely watch the show anymore, due to the fact that I rarely ever watch T.V, but lately I have been falling out of love with my favorite character Brian. Mainly because he gives all Liberals a bad name. And Seth goes out of his way to put his beliefs into that character.
I find it funny, but sometimes they take jokes a little far. For example, when Brian has that girlfriend who's bulimic. Eating disorders aren't something we should joke about and make fun of; they're very serious.