Modern Family (2009– )

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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

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Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Claire Dunphy (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Phil Dunphy (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Cameron Tucker (144 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Manny Delgado (142 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Luke Dunphy (141 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Haley Dunphy (139 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Alex Dunphy (136 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (94 episodes, 2011-2015)
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Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it's trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined... Written by ABC publicity

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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family.

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While still living in her native Colombia, Sofía Vergara used to watch the Spanish-dubbed version of Married with Children (1987) featuring her co-star-to-be Ed O'Neill. After she landed the role as Ed's wife Gloria on Modern Family, she was disappointed to learn that Ed spoke no Spanish. See more »

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Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child from Vietnam. This is legally impossible as Vietnam's laws forbid a child to be adopted by single parents or same sex couples. They could still adopt the child illegally but then it would be impossible to bring it back to the States. See more »

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Claire Dunphy: The way he looked at me, it was like I wore a tube top in church.
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I just can't get into this sitcom
14 January 2013 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I do like some sitcoms, I like How I Met Your Mother before it jumped the shark, I like Bottom, I like Blackadder, I like The Young Ones, I like Red Dwarf (aside from Season 7, 9 and 10) among others. But I am not really a fan of the genre (mainly because they run out of steam long before they're cancelled) This one tries to be something like The Brady Bunch, The Simpsons and Married With Children in the sense of it being a sitcom about a family. Okay, it seems watchable and it is. But I don't think that should mean anything.

For starters this one tries to be a little too many things at once. You have 3 families - all related (gay couple and baby, family of 3 kids and cheating father that wants to be 'cool' to his kids but ends up being the opposite, and you have the grandfather of the family with an annoying young girl for a wife and her son) and never really creates a funny situation out of any of them. It had potential to be amusing but I prefer these family sitcoms when they are about one family instead of three.

So I don't think there really is anything to this sitcom. I don't speak for all tastes here (Which seems to be obvious because so many people love this) so if you want to watch it then go ahead.


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