So, I finally got around to watching the latest episode of Family Guy. I've not watched it in a long time, but was told I should watch it as Brian was my favorite character from the very beginning.
I have to say, I was shocked, sure Family Guy has killed off characters before, but they where always ones you never saw anyway, Brian was critical to the majority of the stories, and one of the few characters who still remained entertaining despite the rest of the show becoming utter trash.
I also felt it was done in a way that was disrespectful to his fans, Kind of a "shut up and accept it" approach that, to be honest, should be expected from Seth MacFarlane, within "Life of Brian", Brian's seen for a total of what, 5 minutes of the episode, then dies in, surprising, a reasonably touching death scene (by Family Guy standards), but then two minutes after his death there getting a new Dog and everyone but Stewie forgets Brian even existed. They could have at least given Brian some more focus on his last episode, but we see more of there new dog than we do of him.
I've got to be honest, I stopped watching Family Guy a while back, but I'd still catch the odd episode now and then and would always look out for Brian & Stewie's roadtrip episodes as they where some of the best, even in later seasons, but if I hadn't stopped before, this would be it for me with the show, there is a lot wrong with Family Guy, and killing one of the few interesting characters (and one of the only two characters who's personality is more than just "dur, fart jokes are fun") is not the way to fix it.
Anyway, what did you think of Life of Brian?