Hasn't been the same show in well over a decade, my dudes. Chris isn't an awkward but well-meaning teen, Meg isn't a dorky social outcast with her family's support, Brian isn't the voice of reason, Lois isn't the doting MILF who only occasionally kicks ass and talks smack, and Peter isn't the lovable oaf who ultimately cares for his family despite his impulsive ideas.
That comfy era is over. The characters are all soulless "joke" machines, and whatever ounce of heart was present in the early seasons is nonexistent. I hope you can at least get a laugh out of the episodes nowadays.