Modern Family “Arrested” and Suburgatory “Foam Finger” Review

One of the things that I have always appreciated about Modern Family is their lack of fear when choosing what family issues to tackle throughout the season. Many perceived "family" shows wouldn’t go anywhere near Hayley’s propensity for underage drinking. Yet, Modern Family dealt with her partying habits (and the resulting aftermath) in a way that struck me as entirely believable. Some people may have been surprised by Phil’s stern words for his daughter, but he had to be the guy to address the situation. Perhaps my favorite part of the conversation is Claire being unable to hide her sheer glee that her man finally "lost his cool" on one of his children. After three seasons of watching him play the cool dad, it was nice to get to see Phil Dunphy mix it up a little bit. The tone of those scenes was pitch perfect. It was two disappointed but supportive parents dealing with a child who had yet to really grow up. Read More...


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