Really quite like it.
For the most part it seems. There seems to be way too many relationship related episodes recently.Used to be brilliant, now it's embarrassingly bad.
Same here. On the basis of the first nine seasons, it's my favorite show ever. After that, it goes downhill fast, and I haven't watched new episodes in a long time.I prefer the older episodes. I was a regular viewer up until around their 9th season (or thereabouts) at which point their storylines started pushing me away. I haven't watched the show in a long time.
The "head box" thing was only a problem with season six. I guess they got so many complaints about it that they started issuing them in normal boxes again after that. I have seasons 1-9 on DVD, and only season six is a "head box."I have the first five seasons on DVD. I stopped there because they released the sixth season with that stupid box format, and I could never be bothered messing around with shipping, etc., to get the real box from them. Their loss.
If you don't know what I refer to,
Who wants a big fat head sitting on their shelf along with their other DVDs?!
I sort of agree, in that The Simpsons started to go downhill at about the same time that Family Guy premiered. The timing is maybe just a coincidence, but I've always been struck by it nonetheless. I'm not a huge Family Guy fan (though at its best its great), and I don't prefer it to the classic years of The Simpsons, but its been a much much better show this decade than The Simpsons has been.I used to like it. Then Family Guy made it seem like amateur material. Never found it as enjoyable since.
That's like comparing apples and oranges. As for preference while i'll take any season of family guy to any current season of the simpsons I would watch any of the first 9 seasons of the simpsons over any family guy. The simpsons is an animation masterpiece comparable to the flinstones where as in 10 or 20 years I doubt many people will care much about family guy or southpark.I used to like it. Then Family Guy made it seem like amateur material. Never found it as enjoyable since.