Unless you get your morals from an ancient book...Rating: 2 likes, 12 dislikes
of bullshit, there is very little that is offensive about this show. The humor is pretty family friendly and there are a lot of jokes that just go by or happen in the background so if you're not supposed to get them, you won't. Personally I enjoy the writing style, there are big "LOOK HERE" things going on, but if you're paying attention you'll catch things like Luke mimicking Phil in some innocuous way that seems totally natural, even though when Phil did I wanted someone to slap him.
I am generally into darker comedies and more adult based drama/action type shows, but Modern Family is really funny. Initially there were some slow spots, but they got it together and went from earning little situational giggles to actual belly laughter.
I find Phil to be annoying 90% of the time that he's on screen, but he's developed enough that when he does hit, he hits HARD. The rest of the cast is funny and Jay, as a single character, may even be funnier than Al Bundy even though I don't see the overall show being on that level.
This show is too polarizing. It either gets lots of love or unwarranted hate, which I find doesn't even always come from the show itself. I'd definitely recommend at least giving a couple episodes a chance.
Review posted on Friday, April 11th 2014 at 6:41 pm