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Family Guy Review: The Dog Lies Down on Broadway

This episode of Family Guy, simply entitled "Brian's Play," was off-kilter and left me feeling uncomfortable for many reasons, even though I think I enjoyed what it brought to the table.

It starts with the first sequence. Brian writes a play? It’s sure to be hackneyed and terrible, as that’s how the show has presented Brian’s writing. And yes, his play, “A Passing Fancy”, was in fact quite hackneyed. But the audience thought it was rip-roaringly good, an irony that the show rarely possesses. This is usually more in-your-face with its comedy. Heck, it literally announces its pop culture references that it is about to make. Read More...


| Jan 18, 2013 6:35PM EST
I still don’t know what to expect of “Brian’s Play.” It left my supervisor at DISH a little off-kilter as well, but I think that is because he is not a writer. Since I have written a few plays myself, I feel as if I might be able to get a bit more out of the duel of playwrights then he did. But I guess I’ll now tonight after I watch this episode. I would have had to wait for it to air again, since there was not time this week for me to set it to record. But not now that I have the DISH Hopper. It automatically records the primetime line up on the big four networks with its PrimeTime Anytime feature and stores them for eight days. So now I never miss my favorite shows on account of my hectic schedule.

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