September 2010

"And Then There Were Fewer" Review

I like the way that the Family Guy writers feel free to take the show in different directions.  In this hour long season premiere the show sets aside its standard format, and goes all-out for the historical mystery genre. 

If it doesn't entirely succeed when it steps outside its comfort zone, I still applaud it for making the effort.  When you get right down to it, I would much rather watch a crappy episode that tries something new, than yet another dose of the same old schtick.

This episode suffered from two big problems, and a collection of minor ones.  Were those problems big enough to spoil enjoyment of the episode?  A little.  Maybe.  It depends.