100-Word Premiere: “Modern Family”

After watching a hell of a lot of theatre at the Fringe, and then a hell of a lot of film at TIFF, I decided I’d apply my 100-word structure to the hell of a lot of television that’s premiered as part of last week’s Fall season opening.

Off the back of their Emmy sweep it wasn’t really a risk that Modern Family would pump out something bad, but this double bill didn’t necessarily reach the peak of previous series highs. There were some developments, especially Cameron and Mitchell’s decision to adopt again (in a neat reversal of the order that storyline regularly takes), but mainly it was just bankable funny all round. The opener focused on a family vacation that didn’t quite soar, but the second ep’s focus on Claire’s hereditary need to be right was perfectly pitched – and proof that Julie Bowen’s Emmy was well-deserved.

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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