All men have experienced the undisguised eye rolling from their girlfriends or significant other halves when coming home from a long, tiring day at work with only one thing on their minds. Family Guy.
Unknown to women why so many men choose to unwind or spend entire days off by possessing the remote control and engaging in to uninterrupted marathons of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland show or any other meaningless shows where the main joke or theme of the episode is a naked butt or an unexpected burping dog. Yes that’s how random most of these shows are and yet they are enjoyed by millions of people around the world.
The reason why men consider these type of shows as favourites is because they like the idea of escapism. Escaping to a world where there are no real worries or concerns. Where the protagonists are dimwitted and awkward, talking animals are their best friends and real worries like money, rent, work and terror don’t exist. The swearing and sexual references throughout the shows also amuse men in ways that women could only consider as politically and socially incorrect.
Whatever the reason, it’s clear that men will continue to list shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons as their favourite TV shows so instead of begrudging their men, women should try to find the comedic side in social outcasts trying to catch the attention of the opposite sex with their pants down and their drinks up, whilst their talking pets try to conquer the world with the baby genius of the family. And who knows? Homer Simpson may just become their Man Crush Monday!