If you haven’t been able to catch it so far this season, then I absolutely must recommend ABC’s Modern Family. In my opinion, it’s one of the best written comedies that I’ve seen on the small screen in a long, long time (excluding CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which keeps me laughing every week). Modern Family follows three families that comprise one large extended family unit and all the hilarity that ensues trying to blend the mix. It appears to be a truly “modern” family and I love it.
First you have Jay, the patriarch of the family, and his much younger, very hot Colombian wife Gloria, and her son Manny, who is certainly an old soul. The actor Ed O’Neill plays Jay and even though he will always be Al Bundy to me, it’s possible to completely forget his former role while watching him struggle with the trials and tribulations of this one. Another family grouping surrounds Jay’s daughter Claire (actress Julie Bowen) and her family. Clair’s married to Phil, who desperately wants to be “the cool dad” to his three teen and pre-teen kids. Needless to say, he’s failing miserably at being cool. Finally, the last grouping is made up of Jay’s son Mitchell, his life-partner Cameron, and their adopted daughter Lily. Watching the two men struggle to care for a new baby makes them my favorite to watch.
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to more new episodes and I like it so much, I even watch the re-runs.