Modern Family 2.23 "See You Next Fall" Review

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In last week's review, I wondered if Modern Familywould be able to match the fantastic run it went on at the end of Season One when it brought us "Hawaii" and "Family Portrait."  Halfway through the final two episodes of Season Two, I have to say the show is easily meeting the standard set by those final Season One episodes.  "See You Next Fall" had me practically rolling falling off my couch with laughter.  As funny as it was, however, the episode also had one of the nicest emotional moments of the series: Haley's admission of failure to Alex.

The theme of the episode was one of its most explicit, as "everybody's got their stuff" was repeated at least twice in the episode, and was part of Alex's revised commencement speech.  It was Alex's speech that served as the somewhat randomly occurring "treacly music summarizing soliloquy" as well, so the theme pf the episode was driven home.  While I normally would take this opportunity to rail against this bit of the episode (as my regular readers know how much I dislike the treacly music summary), I was too struck by Haley's admission to worry about it. Read More...

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