Posts Tagged ‘Modern’

Modern Family

It's like three sitcoms in one sitcom!

My girlfriend and her brother love this Modern Family show and I don’t.  The only thing I really like about it is that Ed O’Neal is in it.  Everything else is very…C-, if you know what I mean.  The writing is kind of lame.  I hate how every episode seems to end in a Saturday Afternoon Special kind of moral, and I really REALLY hate how they ripped off The Office.
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They do that thing that The Office does where they interview the characters.  I know the the highest form of flattery is imitation, but this is a little much.  If a new cartoon with yellow people in it came out 5 years after The Simpsons, I think people would have been shouting “RIP OFF!”  And this is seriously no different.
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Another thing that really turns me off from the show is that it attempts to rip off a bunch of other novelties, so much so that the show feels like a giant collage of other shows and movies.  The flamboyant gay couple, the older husband/younger wife, the goofy father stricter mother, the teenager and her angst.  I wouldn’t be shocked if next season they add an alien character that they need to hide from the government.
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So, I guess if you don’t have time to watch 5 sitcoms a week, you can watch this one.  It’s like sitcom potpourri.  Only, it sucks.
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D.  It’s not creative at all, but people seem to like it.  But then again, I’veseen Soilent Green and I know better than to trust other people’s tastes.
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