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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:48 pm
[quote:aafeb6d7e3][b:aafeb6d7e3]DESCRIPTION:[/b:aafeb6d7e3]
(from ABC's press release, May 2009) Today's American families come in all shapes and sizes. Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this comedy takes a modern look at the complications that come with being a family in 2009.

[b:aafeb6d7e3]PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:[/b:aafeb6d7e3]
· Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy
· Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett
· Eric Stonestreet as Cameron
· Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
· Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
· Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy
· Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado
· Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy
· Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
· Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

[b:aafeb6d7e3]CREW INFORMATION:[/b:aafeb6d7e3]
· Christopher Lloyd as CRTR/EP
· Jason Winer as CO-EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steven Levitan as CRTR/EP
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GENRE(S):[/b:aafeb6d7e3]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
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STUDIO INFORMATION:[/b:aafeb6d7e3]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Levitan Lloyd Productions[/quote:aafeb6d7e3]

Source: [url=http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch.aspx?id=modern_family]ABC/FutonCritic[/url]

The new season is here and I thought I would start a topic on one of the buzziest (is that even a word?) sitcoms in years, 'Modern Family.' Critics such as [url=http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/09/fall_tv_preview_2009_sepinwall.html]Sepinwall[/url] think this is laugh out loud funny so too does [url=http://www.hitfix.com/galleries/2009-9-6-tv-season-preview-fall-2009-s-best-new-shows/?page=12]Fienberg[/url]. When you do get the chance to sample it, please dont forget to leave a comment. I'll definitely be checking this one out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:40 pm
Twas pretty good, not laugh out loud comedy, but the humour was sharp and consistent. Community was soooo much better!!

The twist at the end was unexpected.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:30 pm
Although I don't much like some of the cast (and some of the shows these cast-members have been associated with in the past), I didn't mind the first episode. The BB Gun bit amused me a lot more than it probably should have.

Some of Ed O'Neill's work in the first ep was quite brilliant.

His "Of course you did" when his kid said he wrote a poem was priceless. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:48 pm
[quote:4829591db3="Rich"]Twas pretty good, not laugh out loud comedy, but the humour was sharp and consistent. Community was soooo much better!!
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I didn't think the second episode was as good as the first, but I like it more than Community.

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[quote:a86875fe2c="Rich"]Twas pretty good, not laugh out loud comedy, but the humour was sharp and consistent. Community was soooo much better!!
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I didn't think the second episode was as good as the first, but I like it more than Community.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:24 pm
I liked The Community pilot better. Haven't seen the second episode yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:37 pm
The second episode had some nice lines, but it was mostly predictable. I think Ten have high hopes for this, so will treat it well so I think I am just going to watch it on Ten next year.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:10 pm
Assuming they make it past episode 2...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:39 pm
Hmmm yes, good point. There is just too much on at the moment to make this a priority.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:57 pm
I Loved the pilot, the second episode was also strong, but not quite as good as the pilot.
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