Family Guy's little brother starts to live up to expectations.
Against all the odds, as its elder sibling Family Guy settles into a rut and even The Simpsons feels some middle-aged spread, American Dad! has actually improved in this second season. The jokes are sharper, the targets bigger, and even the annoying Nazi goldfish is slightly less annoying. Pater familias Stan is still getting into trouble, while geeky Steve finally gets some fun storylines even if the only intermittently funny Roger The Alien continues to bag the best non-Stan lines.