Modern Family: Season 1 [Blu-ray] [US Import]
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I caught this show on the off-chance (luckily it was the pilot too) and was instantly hooked - it is hilarious! As well as being side-splittingly funny, the show is also very realistic with everyday scenarios that could (and do) happen to anyone and everyone.Read more ›
There are 3 distinct micro families: one an older man with a young, beautiful second wife, a gay couple with a child and a couple with 3 kids. The dad in this family is generally the focal point of the humour, trying to be hip and funny but failing miserably.
The comedy is helped by a similar documentary style to The Office, ie looks to camera and people caught doing stuff they shouldn't, plus some interviews with the "documentary makers".
The script is very tight written, allowing all the characters to shine. My favourite character is the dad who gets in to crazy situations (eg when a bike he has bought gets stolen and he ends up in a pretty, young neighbours house). It is also bang up to date (at least when it was aired, even including an Ipad episode days before the official release.
Classic stuff well worth a second and third look.
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.
This series has spoiled me for anything else, but I'd really like to find another show to rival it.
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An interesting look at family life in 3 family units in the USA that combine to make 1 crazy Modern FamilyPublished 2 months ago by APC
Modern Family - Season 1 DVD is a great comedy series. The characters in each of the three different families are interesting and brilliant in their amusing translation of aspects... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M A Janis