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Family Guy - Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.
Ok I always thought that Family Guy simply can't do seriouness and this is defitively a case. Each time they lace a joke is there its very painful because of how painful the abuse is to watch. They seem to be aware of it, but can't make stop themselves from having Peter do something really stupid.
King of the Rock Bottom
This episode was so fucking weird
on a very special family guy... without irony?
what the fuck was this
disco fuck yourself
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!?
Originally Posted by Teddy
Why do they think by commenting on how uncomfortable it is for both the characters and the audience to watch Brenda be abused by Jeff (which makes up for over half the episode), it automatically makes things ok and funny?
No, it's still really fucking uncomfortable.
You know we got two "serious" episodes that focused on abuse in a row
I think it was somewhat better than Seahorse Seashell Party if only because it doesn't tell victim of abusive they should endure it because the abuse what's keeping the family together, but at the same time it tells that vigilantism is the right option
Remind why I keep thinking Family Guy shouldn't try serious topic because while they can do atmosphere pretty well (even thought they tend to ruin it at some point) they simply can't handle them.
But this episode just show how much Peter became a caricature and no longer work as a character, no matter how grim the situation he can't stop doing the stupidiest things regardless of what happen.
Further proof? Its more credible to make an episode about Quagmire handling the issue than Peter
Last edited by Redem; 10-31-2011 at 06:20 AM.
I dress myself
Oh GOD was this horrible. People who actually believed this was "deep" or well-written might want to get their head checked. 1/5
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Originally Posted by Dobbie
Awful. And incredibly uncomfortable.
You cut me off mid-funk!
So yeah this was terrible.
Absolutely terrible episode. Two thirds of it are supposed to be jokes about domestic abuse. Then we're supposed to be happy because Quagmire kills the source of the jokes from earlier.
Honestly, I know Family Guy tries to make a name for itself through humour like Stewie mutilating Brian but I'm honestly not sure how they could think this episode could appeal to a wide range of people.
grappling with local oaf
I've no idea if that was supposed to be a serious episode or if they just forgot to put any jokes in.
WHAT THE FUCK?!? My god animated television is utter shite now, bring back the 90s -.-
Does anyone find it very strange to have an episode where Quagmire was the "savior" and helped his sister out after she was raped when his entire history of jokes consists of him being downright perverse?
Either way, this episode sucks.
Wants you to do fine.
Well, to be fair, he's a pervert and sexual deviant but not abusive.
But yeah, awful episode. If they're going to go for serious moments, then just do it, otherwise the message is totally skewed when everything the abusive boyfriend says is meant to be laughed at. I both liked and disliked how she stilled cried for him at the end. I get the message they were going for - its not as easy as just getting rid of the abusive boyfriend, and I guess it probably left a stronger impact that way. However, after having us, the viewers, sit through that much abuse in an episode, a more positive ending could've really helped as some sort of relief.
The only laugh I remember was from Meg's thoughts at the confrontation, and Joe's reaction.
Well It almost make sense considering how Quagmire seem to have been given a measure of sense since the Brian Rant, all the other character (aside from Brian and Stewie and maybe Joe) are too overblown to do anything less than constant joke
Originally Posted by J Dog
I'm watching a part of "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" on TBS right now. Remember when people thought this was weak?
Damn this is classic stuff compared to what just aired.
grappling with local oaf
Wow that review actually manages to really miss the point and doesn't even articulate why it fails so badly at studying the issue.
Originally Posted by Dark Homer
disco fuck yourself
Episode is still uncomfortable as hell, though, and terrible.
Originally Posted by Postmaster
Hey, I watched that last night too. Stu and Stewie. I actually quite liked that "episode".
Originally Posted by ryan o
Honestly, Family Guy is such a mess right now that I've got no idea what kind of show it is trying to be, but I do know it fails at just about every level. It's not very funny, the so-called "satire" isn't very satirical or clever, and they wouldn't know "deep" if they fell headfirst into the Grand Canyon. Just a trainwreck that somehow gets renewed year after year despite being near unwatchable.
I am disgusted with the way old people are depicted on television. We are not all vibrant, fun-loving sex maniacs. Many of us are bitter, resentful individuals who remember the good old days when entertainment was bland and inoffensive. The following is a list of words I never want to hear on television again:
- Number one: bra.
- Number two: horny.
- Number three: family jewels.
Abraham J. Simpson
Watched it on demand last night out of boredom, I don't give out 1/5s very often(with shows I at one time had a significant interest in anyway), but this definitely earned it.
Dividing by Zero ...$slkdafjk
That was just fucking terrible. The math homework I was doing while watching this was much more interesting and had a much "deeper" storyline than this piece of shit.
This episode felt like an apology for Seahorse/Seashell. Considering that Seahorse Seashell Party was intended to air at least six months before this, it makes sense in a "the makers of the show already knew to cover their asses for that" kinda way. The real question is why they never instead edited Seahorse/Seashell to contain more humour considering that no one would have known different. But back on the topic of Brenda Q: as a past abuse victim I did not find it difficult to watch at all and in fact got a few laughs from it - whether that says more about what abuse does to the mind, I don't know. The caring side to Quagmire made perfect sense - I feel like I've seen it before, and has everyone failed to realise that the contrast of his perversion v.s. sensitivity was the whole point? I needed to comment on how the plot was almost more acceptable and justifiable than it had to be by Family Guy standards - violence is distracting to most people, but this wouldn't look so bad on paper.
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