FOR SOME REASON, THIS REVIEW WILL NOT LET ME USE THE WORD "GAME" IN THE CHARACTERS' QUOTES BELOW --
Snobs who think the quickly-becoming-boring Modern Family and the increasingly weird and not-in-a-good-way Suburgatory are what TV should be aren't giving this freshman sitcom enough credit. It may not be "GREAT TELEVISION," but it's often very good with superb acting by nearly everyone.
The best thing about it is how they subtle and actually meaningful the writing is, imparting the lesson-of-the-episode in a thoughtful and often powerful way. My favorite was the episode in which young Ian Patrick (Dick Butkus) chastises Marty's mother who defends her insensitive behaviour by saying something like "Oh, It's just all part of the
Patrick, with his inimitable look, just looks at her and says steadily, almost eerily, "Change the
Perfect line, perfect actor in the cast to deliver it.