Family Guy: Season 7 Review

by Ahsan Haque

From Stewie abducting the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, to Peter befriending Jesus Christ, to a time travelling incident to World War II, this season of Family Guy certainly could not be faulted for sheer variety. While there were a couple of genuine stinkers and missed opportunities, there was certainly enough good to give fans of the series something to cheer for.

While we've all been yearning for Stewie to one day snap out of desperate gayness and return to his world domination-seeking ways, he did turn out to be the center for some of the best moments of the season. Some standout moments include the kidnapping of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, marrying Lady Redbush (Lois) as King Stewart III, to beefing up unnaturally with the help of steroids. If something truly funny happened on Family Guy this season, St

There were other period/themed episodes this season that didn't fare as well. The finale, "Peter's Progress" was pretty bland, and most of the Stephen King novel centric "Three Kings" was pretty mediocre. Only the Shawshank Redemption moments really stood out.

There were some fantastic pop culture references this season. Peter's absolutely hilarious take on the infamous tirade by Christian Bale from the set of Terminator: Salvation and Cleveland's use of the "Boom Goes the Dynamite" catchphrase stand out as some of this season's best.

Other highlights from this season include Bonnie finally giving birth to a baby girl named Susie (who Stewie instantly falls in love with) as well as the musical proclamation that "Everything's Better With a Bag of Weed" from the episode titled "420".

There were a couple of absolutely terrible episodes this season with little to no redeeming qualities. Episodes like "Baby Not On Board" or "The Juice Is Loose" were horrible, and highlighted how bad this show can also be if the writers choose not to put in any effort. Thankfully, there weren't too many stinkers like these ones this season.

Taken as a whole, this turned out to be a very competent season for Family Guy. While there weren't too many classic episodes, most of the episodes were relatively entertaining and funny. "Road To Germany" stands out as the season's best, but there were more than a few laughs to be had throughout the season. The writers did take the time to come up with more story-driven episodes, and a few of them worked really well. It'll be interesting to see where things go in season 8 now that Cleveland's migrating to his own series.

Rating: 8.2



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