Modern Family Recap: Hanging on the Telephone

It’s a brand-new year, but it appears that few of the characters on Modern Family have resolved to make any significant changes in 2012.  If last night’s episode didn’t offer many surprises or take us anywhere all that new, then maybe there’s comfort in the familiar: in Cam and Mitchell bickering, in Phil’s one-liners, and Manny’s dandyism (Matt Damon in Bagger Vance, indeed).  At times we may get frustrated because plot threads on Modern Family disappear and reappear with the randomness of Javier Delgado popping in for a visit — we keep waiting for Claire’s political ambitions to be fully realized, or even referenced—  but if the laughs keep coming we can’t be all that mad. So, to quote Phil before a rectal exam: Let’s dim the lights, crank up the Norah Jones, and get this over with. Read More...


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