Family Guy is a good show because of the group dynamic. Sometimes the humor is ridiculously horrible, but nearly every episode has some kind of redeeming value. So even as you cringe from what you're watching, you can't get yourself to look away.
I've got more like for American Dad at this point, but it's hard to resist the allure of Stewie and Brian bantering their way through Stewie's childhood. It makes all those "grown up Stewie living awesomely" fics seem like they could be some kind of canon. I mean, Hannigram came true, right? ( 1. )
In the successful!Stewie storyline, he sometimes becomes a cold and forbidding corporate guy. He's Lex Luthor-levels of rich and powerful, though he doesn't go out of his way to destroy people or the world. He's a guy with a high-paying job that should have everything he ever wants in his life.
But he's not happy. Because Brian isn't there. Brian has been dead for years. And Stewie--Stewart to everyone else, but always Stewie in his own head--hasn't gotten over it.
Because Brian was his best friend. His confidant. His soul mate and childhood companion.
Which made burying him when he was twelve years old one of the worst things to ever happen to him. Because no matter how he'd lengthened Brian's life or did all kinds of techno-wizardry, at the end of the day a hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-living dog just didn't live as long as a human did.
Stewie had traveled through time and changed the universe before he was out of diapers. He'd done and seen pretty much everything.
He should have been able to keep Brian alive.
But science had failed him. And Brian had smiled at him, told him it was all right.
It was hard to forgive himself after that. He'd turned away from science and focused on business and politics. Money became his driving force for years and years and years.
Until Brian had come back to him. A Brian lost through time but with that same sardonic wit and ability to make Stewie feel alive.
His dog came back to him.
And this is why they invented weed.
Buy me some inspiration? Paypal.me/HarperKingsley