Modern Family is possibly the most popular traditional family sitcom on the air today, and so relies fairly heavily on the established tropes of sitcom plotting. There’s nothing wrong with this, per se , but it can begin to feel a bit stodgy, and wh more
I think most people would agree that " New Year's Eve " is perhaps the most overrated and disappointing holiday there is. And in a hotel that looked like it hadn't changed the sheets since the mid-70s, Jay's family was bound to be let down.
No offense more
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 the charac 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 equivalent 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