It’s something of a Herculean effort that has seen me get far enough through Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse (you can tell how proud people are of this – there’s no official site, and developers Heavy Iron don’t mention it on their site) to be able to let you know wot I think.I like Family Guy. I enjoy it very much, in fact. I enjoy the process of being shocked or offended (sez the middle class white straight guy), knowing that the deliverers of the gags almost certainly hold no such unpleasant values. But I do wonder how we’ll perceive the programme when we look back on it in twenty years time. Will we still see its non-stop roll of racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist jokes as self-protectively ironic, as arch commentary, or will it end up looking as archaic and embarrassing to us by then as 1970s sitcoms like Love Thy Neighbour do to us now? If anything helps highlight the fine line on which the series walks, it’s seeing it done poorly. And yes indeed, Back To The Multiverse is it done poorly.That’s perhaps not too surprising – it’s not as if there’s a tradition of TV… Read full this story
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