Now’s the time when all the Trades are filled with pre-nom ads promoting every show, every actor everybody for the Emmy Nominations. It’s a little overkill if you ask me. Except when it comes to MODERN FAMILY! I luv Wednesday’s cover of Variety where they’re all wearing smeared white clothes looking all goofy like a real family.
MODERN FAMILY has without a doubt raised the bar really high in the Best Comedy category, serving up laughs on SO many levels it’s impossible to count them all. The show has the good bones of Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan and the genius of director Jason Winer who showed his outstandingness when he directed the Liz Meriwether pilot: “Sluts.”
Each of MODERN FAMILY’s phenom cast of eccentric characters is so hilariously flawed in a totally unique and loving way, I can’t figure out from week to week which one is my favorite. They all make me simultaneously laugh and cry, which is the best compliment I can give to any show.
MODERN FAMILY’S INCREDIBLE CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Jay – Ed O’Neill (crotchity but loving)
Claire – Julie Bowen (we all know a Claire right?)
Phil – Ty Burrell (nerdy to the max)
Gloria – Sofia Vergara (sexy smart and surprisingly loving)
Mitchell – Jesse Tyler Ferguson (OMG! There are no words)
Cameron – Eric Stonestreet (ditto!)
Haley – Sarah Hyland (her expressions kill me)
Luke – Nolan Gould (the apple doesn’t fall from the Phil)
Alex – Ariel Winter (a brainy bad seed)
Manny – Rico Rodriguez (an old soul in a foreign body)
MODERN FAMILY’S dysfunctional members are so memorable and lovable and the stories so fresh and laugh-out-loud-funny that the only thing I can say that’s wrong with it is that it doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes.
My favorite MODERN FAMILY moments:
- Manny’s Dad (Benjamin Bratt) shows up with extravagant gifts.
- Claire tries to impress the firefighters answering Phil’s 911 call.
- Claire’s friend (Minnie Driver) makes Claire feel like a loser.
- Jay and Cameron hangout in the locker room. Oops!
- Mitchell and Cameron set Manny up with a date.
- Gloria surprises Jay in Hawaii.
- Mitchell freaks out about a bird.
- Claire and Phil spice things up a bit.
In case the actors all cancel each other out in the Best Supporting categories, lets hope hope hope MODERN FAMILY gets nominated and WINS in the Best Comedy and Writing categories because I can’t think of another show that does Finding the Funny any better than MODERN FAMILY.
If only they would adopt ME…
(What do you like best about MODERN FAMILY? Share in the comments.)