Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

24
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2009 on ABC
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  • Glad to be a part of this family...

    9.3
    What's It About?: It's about three unique families: a couple that's been married for 16 years and has three adolescent kids, a 50-something guy recently married to a much younger Hispanic woman who has an 11-year old son, and a gay couple who just adopted a baby.

    Even with a limited time (20+ mins) and 11 principal cast members, they did extremely well with fleshing out most of the characters, for a pilot episode. Phil (Ty Burrell) as the "cool dad" is my favorite character so far. Julie Bowen, who plays his wife, is hot even without trying. Gay couple Cameron and Mitchell provide the biggest laughs. Manny is a teddy bear! You just want to hug him. And his letter in the end was so sweet and sincere, even for an 11-year old. I also loved that Lion King-ish scene.

    Verdict: It's the best new comedy for me this fall. This is definitely one I can recommend to most as a must-see comedy.
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