The complete series is now on Disney+ here in Ireland, and I'm watching the early episodes for the first time since they aired 15 years ago.
These early episodes do not hold up. Most of the characters, with the exception of Stan and Hayley, feel completely different, and most of the jokes don't work at all.
There's a lot of very cringe-y jokes about Stan having people shipped to Guantanamo constantly, or just about foreigners in general. There's much more of a focus on Stan working for the CIA, instead of later seasons where those parts are mostly just treated as a wacky workplace si