Modern Family: Dare to dream

Posted by Dan September 23rd, 2009 at 03:41pm In General

I don’t want to throw all of my support behind Modern Family — ABC’s new single-camera mockumentary-style comedy.  But I can safely say that I’d love to see it succeed.

The show features three families with various quirks — gay adoptive dads, a May-December couple and a family whose father is experiencing a mid-life crisis. The writing seems to have promise and the cast seems likable, so I’ll actually give it a shot — which is something I don’t say for a lot of comedies these days.

And while “likable” doesn’t tend to make for great comedies, at least it’s better than “formulaic” or “shrill” or “Jay Leno’s new talk show.”

Here’s a clip featuring the gay dads. Here’s hoping it lasts longer than the ill-fated gay dad sitcom It’s All Relative back in the early aughts.

The show airs on ABC at 9 tonight.

On a side note, it’s nice to see overweight gay men on television. Body dysmorphia, ho!!!


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