Family Guy Review: Back to the Beginning

I must confess that I haven’t seen any of the "old Family Guy" episodes, you know, before it got renewed and got popular.  To see the old animation and old Meg with Lacey Chabert was just as jarring for me as it was for new Brian and new Stewie.

"Back to the Pilot " was a great meta episode of Family Guy.  From poking fun at its own flaws in the original series to acknowledging how silly the cutaway gags can be, Family Guy shone at its layered best tonight. 

Treating its animated characters like real actors was a nice touch as well.  Watching the original family showed how much the characters evolved and changed throughout the series’ long run. Read More...


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