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'Modern Family' on ABC HD

post #1 of 661
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Anyone watch this show? Very funny. Check it out, 9:00pm Wednesday ABC.
post #2 of 661
I thought it was ok, but was only half watching it.

At least it doesn't have a laugh track, which immediately causes me to turn off any sitcom.
post #3 of 661
It was hilarious. Liked it a lot
post #4 of 661
Hilarious. Sweet, perceptive, well acted, and the hand held, pseudo-documentary style doesn't detract too much. Off to a really good start.
post #5 of 661
I have not been thrilled with the jerky camera movements on any show that has them.
post #6 of 661
It's nice to see Michael Scott on another show (the dad who can dance to High School Musical); but even though the character is familiar, he was still funny. Not a half bad show. I'll give it another couple of episodes before I make my mind up. But the show that followed was horrible. I know it's from the fine folks who brought us Srubs, but pee-eww. It had a few moments, and the dad (new lawns-keeper at the High School) was by far the funniest of the bunch, but lose the blonde at the real estate office and get the best friend (the gal from Scrubs) to stop with the lip injections already -- it actually affects how she talks. I like Courtney Cox-Arquette, and she can still deliver a line well, but she needs better material (or a visit from some of her friends).
post #7 of 661
The show had a good start, lets see if it continues.
post #8 of 661
I wanted to like the show, it looked like it might be good, but all it was was a retread of every stereotype in the book. The dad who tries to be too hip, the bratty youngest kid that does stupid things. The middle kid that is wiser than her years, the old man with a young, hot wife. Then the gay couple that is pure stereotype, show tunes an all.

Come on - at least create a character that has some interesting aspects. We have seen everyone of these characters over and over and over again. True they might not have been pulled together in a family, but there was nothing original or insightful, or even fun in the pilot.

C- possibly D+
post #9 of 661
I had one of those "spit milk through my nose" moments when dad shot his son, his daughter's boyfriend and himself with plastic bee bees. I didn't mind the cliches, and I haven't laughed so hard since the Steve Carrell babbling newscast in Bruce Almighty. I think this could be the sitcom to watch this season. Great comic timing!
post #10 of 661
Didn't work for me.
post #11 of 661
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I wanted to like the show, it looked like it might be good, but all it was was a retread of every stereotype in the book. The dad who tries to be too hip, the bratty youngest kid that does stupid things. The middle kid that is wiser than her years, the old man with a young, hot wife. Then the gay couple that is pure stereotype, show tunes an all.

Come on - at least create a character that has some interesting aspects. We have seen everyone of these characters over and over and over again. True they might not have been pulled together in a family, but there was nothing original or insightful, or even fun in the pilot.

C- possibly D+

Hopefully, as the show goes on, everyone will be more nuanced. This was a Pilot trying to introduce all the characters in one 22 minutes show after all.

THe next few weeks will be telling though, both from a narrative point of veiw and ratings. I'm not sure this will get wide appeal.
post #12 of 661
I thought it was pretty good. Definitely has potential to be very good and funny. Time will tell, but I'm in for the next few episodes at least.
post #13 of 661
Liked it a lot, and I will definitely be watching for the rest of the season.

I agree that the goofy dad was Micahel Scott-esque, maybe even a bit too much.
post #14 of 661
My wife and I hardly watch any sitcoms, but we sampled this one and thought it was quite good. We will definitely be checking out the next few episodes at least.
post #15 of 661
Nah, didn't like it at all. Stereotypes and embarrassingly bad humor (a baby holding a creme puff, really?).
post #16 of 661
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

I had one of those "spit milk through my nose" moments when dad shot his son, his daughter's boyfriend and himself with plastic bee bees. I didn't mind the cliches, and I haven't laughed so hard since the Steve Carrell babbling newscast in Bruce Almighty. I think this could be the sitcom to watch this season. Great comic timing!

So did I! I loved it, lots of great dialog and the timing to go with it. If the show maintains this level it will earn a season pass on one of my DVRs.

"...the little pot-sticker"
post #17 of 661
I thought it was hilarious as well.

Lily? Isn't that gonna be hard to pronounce?

post #18 of 661
I liked the little kid, the mom says the girl he was after was 15 I think, and the kid said something about how its ok for mom to have an older lover.
post #19 of 661
I liked this as well. So far the new season is shaping up to be better than I expected. Great cast too. Ed O'Neill has got better with age and Sofia Vergara is always welcome on my screen.

Now if they would only tone down the pseudo-documentary camerawork ...
post #20 of 661
I've never been a fan of shaky-cam for this sort of show, but I doubt they'll ditch it. As long as they can maintain the comic tempo, it might not be that bad. I didn't pay that much attention to it because the characters were so engaging. Let the action slow and it might be a different story.
post #21 of 661
"LOL Laugh out loud, WTF why the face"....

That one did make me laugh.

DGK
post #22 of 661
Who didn't watch Battlestar Galactica and think, "Wow! What the modern sitcom is missing is that shaky hand cam style!"

Oh, wait. No one did.

I just plain didn't get this show. All I could do the whole time was look at the hot hispanic chick and think, "Wow. Ed O'Neill must be a hell of a guy, because someone obviously owed him big time."
post #23 of 661
I'm going to continue to give this a chance, but I have to be honest. It was difficult to find any laughs in this considering that just about every single scene has been shown in the previews leading up to it's debut.

The airplane creampuff scene? Saw it.
The dad dancing to High School Musical? Saw it.
The soccer game and Ed O'Neill being called Sofia Vergara's dad? Saw it.
The painting on the baby's wall? Saw it.
The dad shooting the BB gun? Saw it.
The scene where Sofia says Phil and he hears Feel so he touches her dress? Saw it.
Basically every scene where the couples were talking to the camera? Saw it.

About the only thing that wasn't shown in any previews was the security guard telling Ed O'Neill to move to the side with the mall walkers. That was funny to me.

Like I said, I'll give it a chance as they obviously blew their load with the previews for the 1st episode and hopefully something fresh will be more funny.
post #24 of 661
i loved this, i really had to watch it 2x to really get a hold of some of the jokes.

Where is the baby oil?
in the bedside table....Look for it

funniest pilot since Arrested
post #25 of 661
I thought it was great. set up a series recording as soon as the pilot was over.
post #26 of 661
Wow. What's to love? I've got too much to watch and need to start pruning, this is off the top...
post #27 of 661
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Originally Posted by MeowMeow View Post

Who didn't watch Battlestar Galactica and think, "Wow! What the modern sitcom is missing is that shaky hand cam style!"

Oh, wait. No one did.

Actually, it seems like quite a few people did since it's used on 30 Rock, The Office, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and was also used on Arrested Development. I'm sure there are more too, but those are the ones I've seen and can remember.

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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I'm going to continue to give this a chance, but I have to be honest. It was difficult to find any laughs in this considering that just about every single scene has been shown in the previews leading up to it's debut.

Good thing I didn't see any previews then. I just read a couple reviews.

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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

Wow. What's to love?

What's not to love?
post #28 of 661
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Actually, it seems like quite a few people did since it's used on 30 Rock, The Office, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and was also used on Arrested Development. I'm sure there are more too, but those are the ones I've seen and can remember.


Good thing I didn't see any previews then. I just read a couple reviews.


What's not to love?

Agreed I saw a few previews, but we hardly watch ABC at all so much of this was pretty fresh for us. Both the Fiancee and myself enjoyed this show alot and atleast for us had many LOL moments. Hopefully they can keep this up for the rest of the season.
post #29 of 661
Best line of the night-

Ed O'Neil: This kid thinks his father is Superman. The only thing his father and Superman have in common is they entered the country illegally.

That one was pretty good.
post #30 of 661
Funny as hell episode. A real LOL moment when the guy steals the kids blocks so that Lily looks smart. And the bike thing, and the hot chick; just a great episode all around. If we could lose Hank and Cougar Town, it'd be a great one-two punch with Modern Family and The Middle.
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