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    Rate & Review The Cleveland Show "Pilot"

    This was pure garbage. First of all, what a stupid idea for a spin-off. Cleveland is not a deep enough character to have his own show not in a million years. Even Seth should realize how stupid that is. And to make it worse, Richard Appel is an Executive Producer (what the hell, you used to be a good writter?)

    There's absolutaly nothing worthwhile in this episode. Stupid jokes, stupid plot, this is basically Family Guy with black people. That bear as neighbor was ridiculos even for this show.

    1/5, but I wish my grade could be lower.
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    Irredeemable piece of shit. 1/5

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    yeah, I changed chanels about 10 minutes in and caught the last 2 or 3 minutes, it was awful
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    The premise wasn't bad, but the execution was generally weak. The dialogue was Family-esque and the whole thing reeked of mediocrity.

    Probably as bad as "Homer the Whopper"

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    awful awful awful, but 2/5 whatever. i'm scared to give 1/5s. ....ok, 1/5.

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    Its a strange feeling when you expect mediocrity and you get it

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    American Dad,.. now Thats a Family Guy spin off! AmeriDad is often good enough to make me forget its spawned from FG at times.
    Cleveland is like getting an extra dose of Famguy, and I'm not sure I can deal with that at this time.
    2/5


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    Ignoring any bitterness I may or may not hold towards MacFarlane shows now that King of the Hill has essentially been replaced...

    I thought this wasn't terrible. I will give it credit for at least feeling slightly different than Family Guy for most of it, with a somewhat more character-driven story. But at the same time, we get the usual boring angles, stiff animation, stock expressions/poses, and an identical style to the other two Seth shows. Rallo's lines all could've come from Stewie's mouth. Cleveland Jr. feels like the standard vehicle for fat jokes. And as always, another dull, forgettable wife.

    It feels pretty been-there, done-that, albeit a bit more story-driven. Still not really enough for me to tune in again though.

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    I admit there are moments - several moments - where I really wanted to like the show. I really tried, you know? I don't want to dislike Seth Macfarlane or his shows. I don't like them on an individual basis, certainly. ANd this show...This show's fault? I started to like it a couple of times, but then it went straight into Family Guy territory, non-stop. Whenever it feels like it's distancing itself it reminds you it's Family Guy. For a minute, I actually started to LIKE the characters, but it just didn't keep that way.

    Oh well. Still, 2/5. Maybe a 3/5 on a future viewing, but just...Eh. Ironically, I used to like Family Guy before I started regularly watching the Simpsons. Go figure.

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    so....Family Guy with more black jokes

    ugh

    1/5

    although i did laugh at Quagmire's "touch...touch boobs"

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    It was awful! Unforgivable! Simply the most brain gouging, eye melting swill I've ever seen!

    0/5

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    I watched the leaked one months ago but I decided what the heck, I'd see it again on TV.

    I still don't think it was -that- bad, its trying to go for something more character driven definitely but I do have to admit its dropped a lot for me. I think the thing that really bugs me about it is it constantly feels like its advertising itself...to the point I wonder if that in itself is supposed to be some sort of joke, but I think I'd be giving the writers too much credit there. I honestly don't know where this show could possibly go after this one episode.

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    awful, didn't laugh once.

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    1/5

    Abysmal. So now we have an hour of Family Guy? That's basically what FG and CS amount to.

    It took Matt Groening ten years to produce a second animated series, and it was extremely different and truly excellent animated television.

    It took Seth MacFarlane six years to create second animated series, very similar to Family Guy, and then four years later he yet again creates a third animated series similar to Family Guy.

    Btw, this image makes me want to puke:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Squid View Post
    Way to offer a variety of programming, FOX.
    Fox Sunday schedule: 8:00-The Simpsons 8:30-Black Family Guy 9:00-Family Guy 9:30-Family Guy without flashbacks

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    Is it too late to bring "Sit Down, Shut Up" back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supmandude View Post
    Fox Sunday schedule: 8:00-Family Guy's inspiration: The Simpsons 8:30-Black Family Guy 9:00-Family Guy 9:30-Family Guy without flashbacks
    Fixed it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Squid View Post
    1/5

    Abysmal. So now we have an hour of Family Guy? That's basically what FG and CS amount to.

    It took Matt Groening ten years to produce a second animated series, and it was extremely different and truly excellent animated television.

    It took Seth MacFarlane six years to create second animated series, very similar to Family Guy, and then four years later he yet again creates a third animated series similar to Family Guy.

    Btw, this image makes me want to puke:


    Way to offer a variety of programming, FOX.
    If you look carefully, notice that three of the families look alike !

    I don't care for any of the MacFarlane shows, but I notice that the one that appears to have the most effort ("American Dad") has now taken "King of the Hill"'s place as the show that gets no hype in the advertising.

    This is the thing I hate the most: a lineup where most of the shows are from the same person and are of the same formula. Now, I did make the case about some people who had shows back-to-back like Groening and Chuck Lorre (creator of shows from "Dharma and Greg" to "The Big Bang Theory") but they at least made their shows different from one another in many ways with setup, characters, plots, and joke structures.

    As far as the show goes, however: it sucked. Big time.

    1/5

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    Consider a block of Groening/Simpsons crew created shows. The style and genre is varied and original in each:
    The Simpsons - family sitcom
    Futurama - workplace, single guy, sci-fi sitcom
    The Critic - workplace, single guy, movie-parody sitcom
    Mission Hill - college, single guy sitcom
    Sit Down Shut Up - high school, workplace sitcom

    Now look at MacFarlane:
    Family Guy - family sitcom
    Cleveland Show - family sitcom
    American Dad - family sitcom

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    Most pilots are weak and this was no exception 2/5

    I'll still give it a chance though

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    The critics must have been paid off. No way does this deserve the 57/100 it got at metacritic. 10/100 at best.

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    THe only thing I kinda thought was original/good was that Cleveland is a guy that is suppose to have had with people walking over him, let's hope they can make something good out of this

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    Lazy premise and a poor episode in general. I didn't laugh once.

    0/5. Can I do that?

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    I actually liked the episode and thought it had a lot of good gags and the reason for Cleveland moving was pretty solid. The only thing I didn't like was how we randomly find out Cleveland was an all star baseball player and high school and was friends with Joe Tori. Other than that it was not bad for a pilot. 3/5
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    I really didn't like this one. But maybe it will get better, its only the pilot. I'll give it one more chance, if the second episode isn't any better I'll stop watching it.

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    King Of The Hill breathed its last so this show could fill its space?

    Who knows? now that the Cleveland show has got its premise/intro outta the way, it might be free now to cut loose and give Famguy fans the zany laughs they crave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Squid View Post
    Btw, this image makes me want to puke:


    Way to offer a variety of programming, FOX.
    It sucks so much that King of the Hill ended for Cleveland Show. Seriously.

    Now watch, in a couple years Simpsons will get canceled for a new show by Seth. It's basically now nothing except Seth Sunday Night's of "Comedy."

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    That picture made me lose faith in humanity

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    to be honest, i thought it was much better than last night's Simpsons
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    Well, I'll be honest. I didn't go into this with a very open mind. Family Guy has never been one of my favorite shows, and it's felt pretty tired for some time now. Cleveland was never one of the funnier characters on that show even in it's glory days.

    So I expected not to like this, and it lived up to my expectations. This was pretty terrible. Not a single laugh in the entire episode. The flashbacks got old before this show began, which isn't a good sign for it.

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