As bad as Meg gets get is, she's still far better off than Steve and Haley. God, the things Stan has done to Steve alone make Meg's relationship with her parents seem functional as far as all of the vile shit Stan has done to Steve. Not to mention taking away Haley's college fund for some petty bullshit, causing her to have to become a prostitute to help buy the family food as part of the revenge plot Stan cooked up to get back at the car salesman, brainwashing her with her sleeper agent training in order to trap her into a loveless marriage with a gay man to keep her from moving to France, etc.
Peter may be a bad parent but at least he has an excuse of being a legitimate retarded male. Stan's just a cold blooded sociopathic monster who is incapable of any real paternal feeling towards his children. Haley is just an object for Stan to control while Steve exists simply to sacrifice his own sense of self so that Stan can force him to be something he isn't in order to live the life of a popular kid vicariously through his son.
Thank you! These are things that I have said before time and again on other forums and the vast majority of viewers can't come rushing to Stan's defense quickly enough. Stan is a bully, period. At least Peter has the rule of funny on his side (most of the time). If Stan doesn't get his way he manipulates, lies, and cheats until he does, and I never tire of his defender's excuses "he always learns something valuable at the end, which makes him better than Peter, etc." yea he learns a lesson only to have forgotten it by the next episode in order to become consumed by some other issue.
If it weren't for Roger's craziness and Klaus' reality checking, I probably wouldn't watch AD. Granted since it's inception in 2005, the main cast has more or less remained original instead of mutating into buttholes of titantic proportions (*cough*Lois, Peter, Brian, Chris, everyone on FG sans Stewie, Meg, and Mayor West*cough*)
I really do like American Dad - I love Roger/Steve, Roger/Francine episodes because of how they deal with Roger and his craziness. I just hate the feeling of well, hating the main character of a show (Stan) one day then loving him the next (tbh I don't hate Stan I just strongly dislike him). I also dislike how they portray gays on this show (and on every other MacFarlane show), like Madonna is God and Broadway is the church - puhlease.
Edited by Blixx, Mar 5, 2012 @ 8:37 PM.