Family Guy - I tuned in and watched with my folks (they love watching the fox animation block). The episode started pretty strong, parodying the Monty Python opening with Family Guy characters (fuck, I nearly forgot how trippy and weird it was) and using an actual clip ("...Its!!"). It also does a few jabs at current TV. It makes fun of the poor art of Bob's Burgers, and also has a TV hypnotize Peter into thinking Breaking Bad is the best thing on TV. Normally I'd have no beef, but lately I've enjoyed those shows more than Family Guy...soooo uhh.... that leaves those jokes to kinda fall flat. The rest of the episode took place in space -- unfortunately something The Simpsons did better 15 years ago. There was also a really stupid joke about Chinese and Japanese which was seriously no better than when Disney made its anti-Japanese wartime propaganda film (there was probably a bunch of ways to do a joke like that, they chose the simplest and tasteless, worse yet, it doesn't feel like it's even trying to make a joke... I've come to hate FG humour for this; that and a lot of their 'spoof' parodies amounting similarly to "non-jokes", but just ridiculousness for cheap laughs as a metaphoric "applause" sign flickers). A few good moments, like any Family Guy ep., but I've taken a bit more of a shine to American Dad these days. Nevertheless, curious about the live-action stuff Seth Macfarlane has on the boiler.
Bob's Burgers - A good episode that took the parent and kid who have the least amount of chemistry to match them up. While it didn't really work, the antics were still great. I've come to notice this show isn't the *best* for big laughs, but the humour works, and unlike Family Guy, features a family that actually does love one another and tend to work better all the more for it. I love the puns too. Piss on all the people who think puns are lame, a good one is awesome!!
Elementary - Glad to see it's back on!! I can't say I'm crazy about Watson playing "second fiddle" so well (previous iterations have Watson/Sherlock dialogue to be much more give & take, even if Sherlock is doing more work). Nevertheless, the show does a great job dealing with original cases and material keeping the mysteries fresh and interesting (using a bit more logic than CSI's "magic forensics" to solve cases). Having a *special gues star* can sometimes take away from the magic of solving a crime, but good to see the lead ups to it.