The adventures of the Griffin family continue apace with this latest Family Guy boxset, which once again delivers many hours of quite brilliant animated comedy.
The show, for those new to it, follows the wonderful Griffin family, headed up by the daft but loveable Peter and the happily oblivious Lois, through to their teenage kids Chris and Meg. But as any seasoned Family Guy viewer will happily tell you, the gold of the show lies with the two characters who are the brains of the family. On the one hand theres Brian the dog, and then on the other is the little baby Stewie. He, surely, is the absolute highlight, a maniacal evil genius of a child, who in this season seven set finally manages to kill Lois. Insert your own evil laugh here.
The 12 episodes on offer in the Family Guy season 7 boxset arent all vintage, but there are some cracking inclusions. The 100th episode special is a good place to start, and then theres the small matter of President Bushs underwear going walkabout. Throw in a bit of time travel for Peter, and its the usual oddball mix that helps make the show so strong.
With plenty of rewatch value and a continued ability to generate laughs, Family Guy is a show thats still thriving on the evidence with this set. And frankly, the next collection of episodes on DVD cant come quickly enough.
The adventures of the Griffin family continues with the story of bumbling, well-intentioned father Peter; his sweet but oblivious wife Lois; and their teenagers, dim-witted Chris and awkward Meg. The most recognisable characters, however, remain the family's masterminds: evil genius baby Stewie, determined to achieve complete world domination at the age of one, and Brian, an erudite martini-swilling dog, the family's lone voice of reason. Includes all the episodes from the seventh series.
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 3
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 10 Nov 2008
Run Time: 600 minutes