Modern Family

I know, its so odd seeing the kids grow up. Its not even like theres much of a gap between series for them to sprout up.


Manny is just the same with a deeper voice.
 
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TwinPines

The acting was absolutely terrible in the Australia episode.

I haven't seen it yet but I bet the "OH LOOK, WE'RE IN AUSTRALIA!111!!!" is as contrived as "OH LOOK, WE'RE IN VEGAS!!!111!!" from the other week.
 
I thought the Australia episode was good.

"Claire has an incredible work ethic. She's like a Young Me. Young Me was our accountant from Korea. Died at her desk."

"Crocodile Dunphy"



Also, Gloria could probably turn many a gay... It made me think twice:

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This show is the definition of fluff. It's enjoyable but apart from a couple episodes it doesn't have that rewatchable factor. I'm halfway through season 2. I enjoy it but I wouldn't buy it on DVD.
 
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TwinPines

As much as the show has improved in the past few months ("Three Dinners" was amazing), it's still not as good as it once was.

I think it needs a game-changer, in the way that Monica and Chandler getting together was a game-changer in Friends.

I just have no idea what could change the dynamic of the show without interfering too much with the chemistry that's made it so successful.

I'm still standing by this.

I really can't see what they can do past Cam and Mitch's wedding to keep things interesting. Where can any of the characters go from here?
 

RainOnFire

Staff member
The last episode (Message Received) was one of their best ever I think. Perfect mix of funny and emotional.

I'm so late but I just binge-watched the entire show in the past week and it really is an incredible comedy. Even the worst episodes have some good bits. What I love the most is that every character feels essential - I find that with other comedies like New Girl and The Mindy Project, all of the secondary characters are so useless and uninteresting. But every single one in this show brings something different to the table.
 
Tonights episode is Cam and Mitchell's wedding isn't it... I can't wait, its going to be so lovely. They play the couple so well!


Also, wasn't last weeks episodes one of the few where they didn't resolve the issues? Normally when there's an argument, it is explained and tied up by the final scene, but Jay and Mitchell didn't sort it out.
Obviously its to bring it into the wedding episode, but watching it felt kinda odd because I was expecting Jay to make a big gesture or something
 
Today I watched the last 5 episodes of this season. From the episode titles I knew it was a wedding and I figured it was theirs. I liked the episodes. I have liked the more depth that has been given the the characters, especially Hailey.
But I had no idea the wedding itself, when they are actually saying I do, it was going to be so special. Ironically, in a sitcom, is where I have seen, now, the most serious gay wedding ever. It actually made me cry, because it was not just a great event, but because it wasn't jokey, funny, it was a proper do.
PS: Lily is such a fag hag, I love her, I swear they give her the best lines.
 
The final 2 episodes would have been better as on one hour special.

it wasn't as funny as it could have been, but it was still well done.
 

SockMonkey

Staff member
Just watched the Australia episode tonight. It had its moments. Well, really it only had one moment; Phil getting punched by the kangaroo.

It just feels like they don't know what to do with the show at the moment. More and more episodes feel really disjointed, ideas that should have been left on notepads in the writer's room rather than turned into uneventful plot strands.

It was quite fitting that in the UK the show is sponsored by a cruise ship company, because the last few moments of the episode just felt like an advert for Australian tourism anyway. And what was the point of the bikers?! The Rhys Darby storyline didn't work either. If Cam was friends with him on Facebook, how would the fact that he was SO famous not even be obvious?
 
Wasn't the Oz episode like, thrown in out of nowhere? I had to look at wiki for synopsis of episodes to make sure I had not missed an episode, cause all of a sudden they are down under with no real explanation other than Phil saying it was his mother's wish, but not said in the usual way that in series they start an episode saying something that sets the scene, as if it was "known".
 
I read somewhere that Eric Stonestreet had some other work in Australia so the writers used it as an excuse to write an episode rather than write him out for a week.
 
I don't think that's true. He wouldn't be able to take on any work that conflicts with his Modern Family schedule. Qantas Airways paid for the shoot, I think that's the only reason why it happened.
 

SockMonkey

Staff member
Wasn't the Oz episode like, thrown in out of nowhere? I had to look at wiki for synopsis of episodes to make sure I had not missed an episode, cause all of a sudden they are down under with no real explanation other than Phil saying it was his mother's wish, but not said in the usual way that in series they start an episode saying something that sets the scene, as if it was "known".

Ha, snap! We did exactly the same. Within 30 seconds I paused it and looked up an episode list to make sure we hadn't missed one.
 
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