In “Diamond in the Rough,” Claire and Cam decide to help construct a baseball field so that Manny and Luke’s team can participate in the playoffs. It’s all very sweet, but it would help if Manny di... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Jonathan_Teigland/2012/1 more
This Modern Family hit on some serious family topics hidden in the guise of a mostly jokey episode. Haley’s cold-open comment about a job making you feel actually worth something — “no offense, mom” — isn’t said meanly, or lingered upon, but the pathos is more
Before my usual digression into popular sitcom tropes and joke setup, allow me a slightly personal aside related to tonight’s episode. One of favorite made-up jobs that I would like to have is something I call a Sports Movie Consultant. This job would ent more
This week's Modern Family actually reminded me a bit of the episode last season called " Punkin Chunkin ." It was all about the dreamers vs the realists.
" Diamond In The Rough " presented the same kind of look at the relationships between more
When shows get paired together, interesting parallels can be found. Maybe it’s just the nature of comedy in 2012 that all sitcoms share some similarities, but it’s still weird to see shows deal with similar themes on the same night. It’s the TV equiv more
In “When a Tree Falls,” we’re treated to the sight of Cam, dressed as a cat, being lured from a tree by the fire department. Yep, they went there, but it’s even more (hilariously) ridiculous than i... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Jonathan_Teigland/2012/1 more
Something about the easy feel of this episode drove me to see who was behind the camera, a gig that tends to feel interchangeable once an episode’s been ground through Modern Family ’s well-oiled machinery. Turns out it’s series co-creator Steven Le more
In the latest episode of Modern Family , I found out something that made me love Phil Dunphy even more than I already do. That's right guys, in " When a Tree Falls " we found out that Phil once pulled a Lloyd Dobler.
As a massive Say Anything more