So, first I would like to say that I was just as disappointed as others who bought this DVD and discovered that I paid full price for a half season! I obviously was not very pleased to begin with, because it was obviously just a money grab and I was the one who got screwed.
Anyways, to the actual episodes.
This is where I found Family Guy to be extremely hit and miss. Some episodes like Barely Legal were really good but others just seemed to go on and on. I'm usually not a stickler for story lines in cartoon shows but some of the stuff they did with these characters really sets the show back. The last episode where Lois ******spoiler (skip ahead)******* actually cheats on Peter ****end spoiler***** just begged the question as to what the heck those awful writers were thinking. Another one is an airplane gag, where they show bunnies on fire, then a guy on fire, then the guy running home and beating his wife. While totally irrelevant to the actual story, it really did kind of make me uncomfortable in a bad way for the show. I was also not a fan of Peter finding his "true" father either. Watching those so-called "gags" were vile and I actually felt uncomfortable watching the show because there are some boundaries that a show just can't cross so that it can retain it's quality. Family Guy crossed those lines just to make a story, at the expense of its quality and fans like me.
That said, I still think some of these episodes have redeemable qualities that any die-hard Family Guy fan would enjoy. Mother Tucker, Stewie Loves Lois, Saving Private Brian and many others are really good. I would say they are on-par with episodes from past seasons.
Overall, I really felt that some episodes and so-called gags crossed a really big line that I don't think should have ever occurred. I found them to be even quite vile, if it weren't for some really great episodes, the rating would be a 2. The commentaries are also watchable, which is a nice touch, but remember that there are only 13 EPISODES.
I probably wouldn't recommend this box set to fans because the blatant screwing over of the fans by charging 45 bucks for a half season and a useless bonus disc that I've never opened isn't worth it, unless the price is drastically reduced, then I would recommend it.