Originally posted by winna:
I had the same experience when family guy first started getting aired on Adult Swim. Maybe I'm a pompous arrogant tv watcher, but I generally have a thing about bandwagons: I don't approve of them. So while everyone is yelling Family Guy is so GREAT!@1 I'm staring at them disapprovingly as I suggest that by watching that show they have the maturity of a snot-nosed second grader who revels in telling potty humor. That's not entirely fair to the show. I watched it when it first came on, and I admit, I liked it a lot. I believe it first premiered after the premier of futurama, which I was wholly more interested in. Futurama is definitely the better of the two, but Family Guy was witty, and in a way original; its flashback sequences which parodied popular culture from decades ago sparsed with a few randoms is actually quite entertaining and humorous, at least on the first viewing. In a way it wasn't original though either; an analogy can easily be comprised about it of "it's the simpsons, only much more crazier". To a certain extent, that is actually a pretty close description (you could also insert random sitcom family in place of "simpsons" ). I think maybe one of the largest reasons I know have a such a strong negative reaction to family guy is that exploded into success off the bandwagon.... even though futurama seemed to not get the attention it deserved. Then again, I suppose Futurama was better recieved in my mind, if only for the fact that I knew it was great and it was something I didn't have to share with lesser beings. That will probably change in the future, if it hasn't already. Maybe I should think twice about getting on my high horse... and I suppose I can still watch Family Guy and enjoy it... I think I'll always still have a little spite for the bandwagoners who now wear the merchandise and quote the show ad nauseum. Afterall, where were they when the show got cancelled the numerous times it did? No... they're the kind of people that follow things because its popular - I'll probably never have any respect for that kind of mentality. :sigh:
Definetly agreed. Although Lost has always been popular and that show is fantastic people who jump on the bandwagon do piss me off. It's the same with Borat. Now you've got annoying little 11 year olds thinking they're impression is the best and all these people going oh hey Borat thats a movie right? Not cool.