Showing posts with label sitcom. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

American Dad!

American Dad! is an animated television series and adult sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman for the Fox network. After Fox canceled the show it was picked up from TBS. The series is initially released on February 6th of 2005. American Dad! has been nominated many times, most notably for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards. In June 2013, she was awarded the category of best animated series by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Since its first broadcast, the series had more than 200 episodes. In the year 2014 the series passed from the FOX to the TBS network in its eleventh season in September.

Synopsis

The TV show focuses on the Smith family and three other characters with whom they share their lives daily: father and husband Stan Smith is a CIA agent, his wife Francine Smith is a housewife. Their eldest daughter Hayley Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane's sister Rachel MacFarlane) and their youngest son, Steve Smith (voiced by Scott Grimes) is a high school student. Apart from the entire Smith family, the series also includes three other main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend and husband Jeff Fischer, the domestic goldfish called Klaus Heissler, actually an East German, trapped in the body of a fish and Roger an alien.

The Smith family resides at 43 Cherry Street in the fictional Langley Falls, Virginia neighborhood. inspired by the city of Langley, Virginia in the United States. The house of the Smiths would seem to be composed of many secret chambers, and many other related and unorthodox pieces seen. The house is also composed of several hatches, including filled with alligators. Greg and Terry are a homosexual couple and neighbors of the Smiths. Steve has three friends. Snot, a Jewish curly-haired teenager, Barry an obese naive and greedy teenager under heavy drug treatment for behavioral problems. And Toshi, a young Japanese who, while understanding English, only talks in Japanese.

My opinion

Almost all episodes follow the same scheme. Like already in Family Guy, somebody of the Smith family goes after another member of the family or friends. There is a fight, struggle and towards the end a reasoning. The situation is usually resolved by saying "I'm (so) sorry" or "I was wrong". And everybody is happy. So predictable. I don't know why I'm still watching this.