So, I'm definitely enjoying Modern Family, ABC's new mockumentary sitcom about an idiosyncratic American clan. The humor is surprisingly offbeat, most of the performances are wry and smart, and it has genuine heart without being syrupy. And yet watching this week's episode, I was struck by something unpleasant. What was it? To be blunt, I just really hate the kids.
This mockumentary explores the many different types of a modern family through the stories of a gay couple, comprised of Mitchell and Cameron, and their daughter Lily, a straight couple, comprised of Phil and Claire, and their three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke, and a multicultural couple, which is comprised of Jay and Gloria, and their son Manny. These three types of families are being taped by a Dutch documentary crew who are using them for an upcoming reality-based television series due to air in The Netherlands.moreless