Modern Family (TV Series 2009– )

A family without eccentrics is a family without existence

Rating- 4.5 Ketchups

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Day 1: Lucky there’s a man who positively can do all the things that make us laugh & cry. He’s our family guy. Oh! What’s that, Wrong show? Darn it. Go home words, you’re all drunk. Sorry guys no review today.

Day 2: Imagine an old man with a hot young immigrant, also two gay men attracted to each other, the heat rising, a conventional…What now? You say the words are correct but the approach is wrong, Oh, my bad. Go home thoughts, you are drunk.

Day 3: Introducing a new set of weirdos for my fans. This American mockumentary explores the family of Jay & Gloria (He’s in his sixties and she’s in her thirties), a family of sweet couple Mitchell & Cameron (Yeah, both are guys), and a family of 16 year married couple Phil & Claire ( the only conventional one). Huff! finally I got the intro right.

Jay is a veteran businessman, his wife Gloria is hmmm well, a really loud mouthed one. Mitchell is an environmental lawyer and Cameron is sometimes a music teacher and the other time he’s a clown, all-in-all he is a many in one pack. Phil is a realtor, rather a funny one, and his wife Claire, a composed women who does the job of handling all the teletubbies of the family.


The unique nature of families here is the baseline of the show, and to add further toppings, we’ve got kids. The first couple has a 11 year old son, Manny, who is from Gloria’s first husband, a highly thoughtful kid for someone his age. Then there is a year old Lily, from the second couple (yes, the gay one’s), whom they adopt in the pilot episode. And then comes the trio of Haley; the teenage dumb hipster one, Alex; the sweet nerdy one, and Luke; the crazy funny one, brought to you by Phil & Claire. Culmination of all these characters brings great laughter and humour to the show. What really binds these three families together is the interrelation between some of the characters.
Every episode in the series is based on the common day to day family related problems, some of the teachings might help you in your tedious situations. Just watch this show and I guarantee that hopefully you can relate yourself to any one of the character somehow.

Be it a classical melodramatic situation or a family gathering in Hawaii, this show covers it all; from Haley’s long list of boyfriends to Alex’s uniquely graceful smartness and if that doesn’t amaze you the duo of 11 year olds Luke and Manny will definitely give you a hard time resisting a smile. The smallest addition to the show, Lily, adds her own charm to the show. The show is presented in such a way that irrespective of the viewer’s age or gender you get to associate with all of the characters. Some of you might find Phil-Osophy giggling you all around while some might enjoy Gloria’s accent or even Mitchell and Claire rolling their eyes could bring out the devilish laugh from inside of you. All-in-all it portrays a one big, straight, gay, awkward, happy, sentimental, helpful, caring, wonderful Modern Family.

To quote Jay-“I had this mental picture of the family that, if I was lucky enough, I would end up with. Perfect wife, perfect kids… Well guess what? I didn’t get any of that. I wound up with this sorry bunch. And I’m thankful for that every day. Well, most days.” One-liners like this often force your mind to re-evaluate your thinking.  The show started in year 2009 and the seventh season is currently ongoing, I suggest you better start watching these 20 minute long episodes before the amount of humour gives you a laugh attack. Enough said, please get going as soon as possible because there are a lot more that I want you to experience.Thanks for making till the end of review.


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