Phil needs a haircut and has to get back to playing the role of a cool father and husband. He is playing a geek and its not suiting him well. Jay has become entirely too old, get him some younger clothes and contacts because he appears to be closer to 85 years old on the show and honestly doesn't fit into the role he is playing. Haley needs to get back to school or get an apartment, her role at home eating cereal after everyone appears to be gone for the day doesn't give any 19 year old hope. Pick one kid and give them a girl or boy friend and lets stop bringing in odd people to fill the void in this hit comedy. You have so much talent, find it within the cast.
Writers trying to make people think that showing sex and talking crudely is how people should be today - is wrong.
I just wish more parents would realize the harm this show can do to their kids. I see it too often - kids thinking it was 'cool' to act like those they see on TV. No morality. No sense of right & wrong.
Some great actors here but the writers need to lift their game. Agree with earlier reviewer that a lot of the characters are unlikeable, especially Haley. If the show wanted to portray this character as a spoiled tramp the part should've been cast differently. The actor in this role is too young looking. The way she dresses and acts encourages objectification of minors. She looks like a child wearing her mother's clothes. And the gay couple are totally unconvincing. While starting off very funny this show is deteriorating because it now has nothing meaningful to say. It is possible to make genuine comments on cultural mores and still be funny. This show started that way but has degenerated into lazy laughs. Suggest the gays instead of getting married, split. They're not convincing as a couple and some interesting story lines could come out of their parting of the ways.
Lately there have been a lot of bad, yet popular shows on TV, and this is one of them. I'll start with the unpromising premise. Its ANOTHER sitcom about a family. You know because there aren't enough of those. Good writing can make a clich premise good, but here it doesn't. The writing in this show is generally bad from the episode plots, to the characters, to the humor. All seems half assed and unoriginal. This show features an entire cast of characters. Only 2 of which are likeable. The rest are either boring, mean, or stupid. None of which is enjoyable to watch. These characters are not unique or special in any way. You have a cool, laid back dad (Phil), An uptight clean freak mom (Claire), A slutty, spoiled teenager who complains about everything (Haley) and your smart and dumb kids (Alex and Luke). This is pretty much the model for sitcom families since television was invented. (The smart and dumb kid thing has already been done by the Simpsons with Bart and Lisa). There's other characters too, like an old guy and hot Latino chick who do absolutely nothing and the single most annoying gay couple in the world. These characters aren't that great. There is an episode where Gloria pretends to be pregnant so that Claire can get away with shoplifting (and I am supposed to like these characters). The humor is just as bad as the characters. Most of the humor in this show relies on weak one liners (Claire: I will pay you $10 to put some clothes on, Alex: I bet that's not the first time she heard that). It relies on bland sex and toilet humor as well.
The biggest reason I hate this show is because of one character. I absolutely despise everything about this character. In fact if it wasn't for this one character I might have given the show a 5 or 6. This horrid character I am speaking of is no other than Haley. Her character is so despicable because
-She is mean, She posts embarrassing pictures of Alex on Facebook and never gets in trouble for it
-She is stupid, I'm sure even the dumbest teenagers know that rubbing your cell phone on your head won't charge it
-she is selfish, It was the cop's fault she got kicked out of college, not her own
-she is rude, She insults people for actually being intelligent and having lives instead of being a piece of shit slut like herself
-she is spoiled, She comes home wasted from parties all the time and her parents never kick her ass for it and when her parents say she is not allowed to use technology she hides her cell phone in soap and still uses it.
-she complains about everything, If the slightest thing doesn't go her way she bitches.
This show has a lot of bad jokes and bad writing. But what definitely puts the icing on the garbage cake is that abominable horrid teenage slut, Haley
the number of people on here that are angry or dismissive of this SITCOM-COMEDY series, based solely on the fact that it doesn't depict the lifestyle of the lower middle class. honestly, how often (if ever) are producers at ABC trying to depict true middle class life. this show isn't meant to be extremely poignant or demanding. the show is meant to be light-hearted and funny while, sometimes, attempting to tackle various social issues. give the show a break. it's not life changing, but it never promised to be. it's just a good time.
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This show manages to be both funny and poignant while dealing with controversial issues in a non-offensive way. Their portrayal of a gay couple with a child has changed some perspectives in my traditional family. The show makes us think and, just as importantly, laugh.
A TV gem among 21st century sitcoms. I love all the characters for so many reasons and watching them banter and play off each other is simply gold. The acting and dialogue is so realistic (very important for me) and the actors have such good chemistry with one another. Watching Mitch and Cam play off each other's opposites never gets old. And Manny and Jay's interaction is another of my favorite. However, Phil is my favorite character because, well.... any fan will know why Phil and Luke have the best chemistry imo. Brilliant show.
I absolutely love Modern Family. Ty Burrell just kills me in everything he does, and he and Jay are easily my favorite on the show. Due to a schedule shift at my job with DISH this week, I forgot it was Wednesday until I saw my coworkers talking about "Heart Broken" on Facebook once it was over. They were saying how hilarious it was, and I forgot to watch! Luckily, my DISH Hopper recorded everything that aired during primetime on the four major networks last night, so I was able to watch it this morning before work!
This show is solid. Most episodes are very funny. The Mockumentary thing has gotten old for the most part, but this show breathes new life into the format. The actors have great chemistry onscreen and the writing remains fresh. I look forward to new episodes of this show. They probably need to lay off the whole South American "fish out of water" thing with Gloria's character though. As time goes on, she is no longer brand new to the US. The jokes make less sense as she would be assimilating to American culture more and more. She needs to pluck some of those bushy eyebrows too. Yikes! As a contrast, the gay jokes with Cam and Mitchell still remain fresh since their culture still remains on the outskirts of acceptance in society. Gloria's character has started to seem like a racist stereotype of Hispanics in America the longer they push some of the more extreme cultural stuff. Time to transition away from that ABC. It's derivative after a certain point and belongs back in the 60's with Ricky Ricardo and Charro. Don't go too far at the expense of the rest of the show.
This show is so hilarious. I'm laughing all the time. The jokes are funny and the story lines are great. What I love most about it is that it can follow three different families without feeling like your on a merry-go-round. The plot lines mesh very nicely with one another so the viewer doesn't feel overwhelmed or confused.
We have been fans of Modern Family since episode one however. The Party Crasher episode was like watching bourne identity with the camera zooming in an out and jumping like the camera was duct taped to someone's head. We had to watch some recorded shows after getting nauseated. Sad that it was the season premiere.
I have to admit that this show has grown on me, I watch it regularly and the humor seems to have improved later on. I also watch it out of nostalgic Bundy sentiments... However, I still don't see why it is supposed to be the best show in the comedy lineup. And here are the reasons why:
- They just went berserk with stereotypes. I mean come on, here are the "gays", there the "dorks", there the high school sweetheart. This is overused to the extreme! Is it so difficult to produce an American series without cliches?
- Name just one character that has not gone on your nerves at some point! I can't. They are not unlovable, but why do they always have to behave in the same, shrill way?
- Another issue bothering me: It is not believable for any of the pairs that at one point they have met and liked each other for long enough to still be together. I just can't see this realistically - or even unrealistically in a sitcom world. Also, how come at least half of the characters are not dead yet? Judging by the idiocy going on every week, which is funny in the situation - but all in all, who could always dodge bullets for a longer period?
On one hand this is cartoon slapstick humor, on the other hand the show has set itself the semi-realistic challenge to portrait a modern family suited to current society. Somehow it does neither to a full extent.
This show is so witty and well-written (pretty unusual for a sitcom). In my opinion, it deserves all of the awards and attention it has.
I'm not really sure how to describe this. There are three families (one pretty normal, one gay and one with a big age difference) that get into all sorts of mishaps that end up eventually overlapping in the middle or at the end.
CHARACTERS: I don't hate any of them. I, as a viewer, love each character as if they were part of my own family. If I had to choose one as my favorite though, it's a three-way tie between Luke, Phil and Jay.
HUMOR: This is mainly where Modern Family prevails. The humor can get a little awkward or out-standish at times, but they never fail at making me laugh. One of the things I love is that certain jokes go with certain characters, and they don't stray from the point. Like, with the two gay men (Cam and Mitch), their dialogue isn't offensive or stereotypical. In other words, they can make jokes about being homosexual without taking it too far.
Overall, a fantastic show that almost has you guaranteed to love it.
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