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Finally, an easy one.

Day 05 - A show you hate: Family Guy. 

It is harder to avoid it lately, now that it turns up in syndication all over the choicest spots on MyNetwork, and every second of it I see lights up my rage center like a nuclear explosion.  It's disgusting, it's crass/borderline obscene, it's repetitive and not at all funny, it's offensive on every level including some I didn't know existed, and even though I get that they are cartoon characters (and I will not complain for one second about the level of violence toward women on my various crime dramas), the way they play the constant verbal/emotional/physical abuse of Meg as a running gag simply infuriates me. What do I have to do to make it die and STAY DEAD?

And that's the end of my, like, 15 minutes on the internet for the day before I attempt to do this thing called "sleeping"* and recharge for tomorrow's garage sales at 9.  *posts and runs*


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Jun. 12th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I almost included "Family Guy" in my guilty pleasures list. It's not a show I make a point to watch, but because as you said, it's on everywhere, it's hard to avoid, especially if nothing else is on. I find some parts amusing, but sometimes the jokes get old fast, and I agree with you about the treatment of Meg. She gets totally chastised for being the only character with a brain.
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
I just don't understand the humor where they repeat something on loop, over and over, for like 45 seconds straight. That's almost more annoying than any of the offensive jokes.
Jun. 12th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
First year of university, an American friend of mine who loves this show showed me a couple of eps and because it was early in the semester and we were just getting to know each other and become friends, I didn't want to offend her by saying I didn't like it .... but I really didn't. I think she sort of knew anyway and we never watched it again!!!
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
A wise reaction. Quit giving America a bad name, random university student!
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I wanted to get into Family Guy once, I really did, but then the first episode I actually caught was just so classless and offensive it turned me off the whole show for the rest of my natural life. I'm happy to stay far, far away from it.
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
"Classless" is a completely spot-on description. Thank you.
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh, man. I forgot about this show when I did that day on this meme! Otherwise, it would have been my selection.
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Oh, you're one of those people who is able to forget about it, eh? If I could be so lucky...
(also, high five of hatey solidarity)
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