Modern Family 5 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_12_AND_OVER

Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who has a preteen son of her own; all together they must bridge generational, cultural and social gaps.

Starring:
Ed O'Neill,Sofia Vergara
Runtime:
22 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jason Winer
Starring Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara
Supporting actors Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez
Season year 2010
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tangledfeet34 on 23 Feb. 2011
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I'm wary of comments like "this is the best comedy in years", but I will say this is one of the new comedies I've enjoyed most in recent years. It's not an outright mockumentary like The Office, but it's more in that direction that a straight sitcom like Friends.

The show centres around a retired father and his two grown up children and their families: Jay is the head of the family and married to a younger and hotter Colombian wife who has a child from her previous marriage; Claire is Jay's daughter and has three kids (popular, smart and stupid) and is married to a husband who tries too hard to be 'cool'; and Mitchell is Jay's gay son, who has recently adopted a baby daughter with his melodramatic husband Cameron.

The programme may be called Modern Family, and be focussed on an extreme version of the potential make-up of a family in the twenty-first century, but it riffs on all the dramas any family is likely to stumble upon across three generations, from kids growing up and parents trying to find the right balance between being friends with their children and being tough with them to divorce and remarriage.

I can't guarantee you'll love Modern Family as much as I do, but I'd urge you to do what you can to check out at least one episode as the whole season is of similar quality and style, so if you like one you'll most likely enjoy them all.

Really, this is one of the comedies I've most enjoyed in years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 July 2011
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"Modern Family" follows Phil and Claire and their three kids, Haley, Alex and Luke; Mitchell, Cameron and Lily, a gay couple who've adopted a Vietnamese baby; Jay (father of Claire and Mitchell) who's married a Colombian woman Gloria and Gloria's son Manny - all part of the same family and all agreeing to be filmed as part of a reality show to showcase what family life is like in the 21st century.

This is definitely one of the funniest family comedies out there at the moment, having some superbly written episodes and clever setups. Favourite episodes: Luke's birthday party where Phil reveals his phobia of clowns only for Cameron to show up dressed as a clown for Luke's present; The Valentine's Day episode where Claire surprises Phil with the bassist of Spandau Ballet to play them songs because she thinks Phil loves Spandau Ballet but he doesn't know any of their songs. The bassist is played superbly by Ed Norton whose English accent has to be heard to be believed. Elizabeth Banks is also in the episode as the party girl friend of Mitchell and Cameron's who resents that they have a child now; the Anniversary episode where Claire and Phil role play at a hotel and Claire gets her coat stuck on the escalator. She can't take it off as she's wearing nothing underneath; the Hawaii holiday two parter.

There are some things that niggle:
The whole "filming a reality show" angle - there are some scenes that make you wonder how anyone could believe that. Like in one scene the camera crew is in Haley's room while she's sleeping, her boyfriend's on the floor, and Claire bursts in telling her to get up - but doesn't mention the camera crew in her sleeping daughter's room?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Allgri on 16 May 2011
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I came across this show by accident while watching the Oprah Winfrey show. Oprah's advice was, if you haven't seen it then you need to get the dvd now. Well I took her advice and ordered it the same day. I wasn't disappointed. I was hooked after the pilot and watched the whole series with my 13 year old son in just 2 days. We loved it. The characters are great fun and easy to relate to and I can't wait to order series 2.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Dec. 2010
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`Modern Family' is quite simply one of the best shows to come out America in years! This follows three families in a mockumentary style as they go about the events in their life. There is Jay and his second wife, hot Columbian Gloria, as well as her son Manny who is old before his time. Then there is the gay couple, Mitch (son of Jay) and Cameron with their adopted Vietnamese baby, Lily. Lastly there is the hilarious Phil, his wife Claire (daughter of Jay) and their kids Hailey (pretty, but not too bright), Alex (the geeky one) and Luke (also not too bright and prone to accidents).

Some characters come out with lines that leave me howling and holding my sides and Phil and Cameron are both wonderful to watch. The actors who play these roles manage to bring the jokes alive with their facial expressions and delivery. The `interviews' for the documentary also throw up some delightful moments where people say what they really feel/think, which are then shown against what actually happened.

There is such an eclectic mix of characters and family styles here that this is able to draw on many family incidents to create the show, although all the families are very middle class and comfortable.

My description doesn't do this show full justice, but suffice it to say this is hilarious and highly recommend and when America does a show right, it does it VERY right. They may be few and far between, but when they do come along they more than make up for it. Simply brilliant stuff.

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