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Blasts from the Past 

Phil and Claire postpone their planned cycling tour through Italy when Dylan's hippy mother comes to meet them; Mitch's old issue of Playgirl magazine makes Cam jealous; Gloria and Manny investigate the legend of Jay's heroic great uncle.

Director:

Fred Savage

Writers:

Steven Levitan (created by), Christopher Lloyd (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy (credit only)
Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy (credit only)
Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ... Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Jeremy Maguire ... Joe Pritchett
Reid Ewing ... Dylan Marshall
Rachel Bay Jones ... Farrah
Josie Kaye ... Gretchen
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Phil and Claire postpone their planned cycling tour through Italy when Dylan's hippy mother comes to meet them; Mitch's old issue of Playgirl magazine makes Cam jealous; Gloria and Manny investigate the legend of Jay's heroic great uncle.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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the truth is out there..
18 January 2019 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Modern Family

Modern Family being critically acclaimed, loved by the fans and even buzzed on award shows in its earlier stages was due to the hard and fast humor that swiftly resulted into genuine emotions on the screen and the projection of some of the complicated and delicate relationships like a father (Burrell) going the distance and pushing the boundaries for his son (Gould) which was shown in some semi-comic sequences.

But, as it started aging on screen the content grew thinner but still some of the cast's acting made it worth a while which unfortunately started to fade off too resulting into an exhausting experience and petty humor where the viewers are just waiting for the makers to attain the aspired closure. Being a prime victim of this disease has failed on delivering any loose end of a thread for the audience to hold on to for the forthcoming experience; the mundane household and work day issues that it used to thrive on, seems like a myth, now.

The performance is convincing by the cast like Vergara and O'Neill whilst the show stealers are Burrell and Bowen but after a certain point, it's just depressing to watch them work so hard on so little. The nature to attain a full circle in an episode has always been its strength but lately this has been resulted into shallow and manipulative emotional drama where the line drawn is from an amateur writing skills that itches throughout the course.

Season 10

Taking another shot and returning for a final season, this cast seems like they are back in their zone, the performance is lifted up due to its much mature writing than what we have received in the recent seasons, addition to that, it doesn't reminiscence a lot about the fact of it being a final season.

Blasts From The Past

Rodriguez, as always, gets few decent one-liners that points the obviousness of a situation and on Dunphy madhouse- as they call it- the physical comedy is the only saviour to the cheesy script that writers have weaved out.


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