It was in resonable good condition..a few scratches in the cds..
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The season and series premiere; Pilot, premiered after Super Bowl XXXIX. The premiere episode was broadcast as part of an animated television night on Fox, following an episode of The Simpsons. The episode was watched by 15.1 million viewers, In addition, the season was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for the episode "Homeland Insecurity".
Season one was met with mixed reviews. Certain critics commented positively on the season, such as DVD Fanatic, who graded the season a "B" rating. The website stated "the series may not be fully there yet, but it shows more promise than Futurama did in its first season", and listed "Homeland Insecurity", "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man", and "Stan of Arabia" as the "best episodes" of the season. IGN wrote a mixed review stating, "At its worst, American Dad! proves critics right - it is a lot like Family Guy. Stan is an idiot, Roger and Klaus are very similar to Stewie and Brian, and Francine acts as the voice of reason. Sure, there are differences, but there are plenty of moments when the characterizations are exactly the same. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you're not a fan of Family Guy you might not be a huge fan of this show, either." However, the website believed the series showed improvement towards the end of the season, saying "once you get into the season, the show becomes downright hilarious, and the humor really detaches from Family Guy. It feels like it took some time for the writers to get used to not having the cutaways of Family Guy, and finally came to grips with the new format.", citing "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" and "Bullocks to Stan" as the "best episodes" of the season.
Half way between the Simpsons and Family Guy
American Dad happily fills the void between the family friendly Simpsons and the very adult intellect of Family Guy.
You can really see the influence of Seth McFarlane and how this has been extended further through the use of more abstract characters (Klaus the talking Goldfish and Roger the camp alien). Some may say that this is perhaps a little too strange and pulls previously exhausted narratives further, however it does add to the charm of the show.
One thing that really does set this apart is moral delivery that is evident in each episode. Similar to other great shows such as My Name is Earl and Scrubs there always is a deeper and stronger story being told which trys to deliver one of the 'better' life messages.
All in all, this show is not as intellectual as Family Guy but you would feel a lot more comfortable allowing your children to view it with you.
American Dad-Season 1
If you like Family Guy then you'll like this. This is very much a light hearted look at the American CIA-in particular one guy Stan Smith-and his family.There's his wife,son & daughter.Then you have two other members of teh house,there's Clause a talking German goldfish who was the result a lab testing experiment that went wrong.Then there's Roger who Stan is hiding as he was taken from Area 51 after he saved Stan's life.
This series will take a while before it get sto the cult status that Family Guy has achieved,but none the less is still worth a laugh.
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American Dad - Season 1 (DVD)
From the creators of Family Guy this box set of Season One includes thirteen spectacular episodes on 3 DVDs. I just loved the series on TV and thought that I could not do without seeing it again and again. Extras include: behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scene animatics. In general this box set is very good. The flimsy DVD cases and card cover are a bit of a disappointment but that is supplanted by the excellent material on the DVDs. The behind-the-scenes featurette was good and it was very interesting to see the faces of the voices that we grow to love in the series. On the whole a very good purchase and reccomended to anyone who is a fan of sharp, witty humour. Remember cartoons are not just for kids.
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American Dad makes me glad
Its got to be said when i first heard of American Dad i really though it was going to be a bad move for the creators of family guy as family guy is one of the funest programs and random programs ever made!
But it turns out that another outstanding program was created.
You have to have a good sense of comedy for it but you will find yourself forever laughing from the start to the end of every show, If you are a lover of family guy, The Simpsons or South park then you will love American dad as you get the everything you need to make you laugh and cry in this show!
So i would have to say buy this dvd as its worth full price but is even better if you get on here cheap like i did!