'Modern Dads' review: News flash - men can change diapers too

On one level, A&E's new series "Modern Dads" is almost refreshing: The four guys the show follows, stay-at-home dads all, come across as loving fathers who don't recoil at the sight of a dirty diaper or act as though they've been emasculated* by the situation they've chosen.(*Not that you'd know it from the way the show's press materials oversell it. "A good day at the office for them," the show's synopsis reads, "is just keeping their kids -- and their manhood -- alive.)Television -- scripted, unscripted or in between, as "Modern Dads" seems very much to be -- is not exactly overrun with fathers who take the lion's share, or even contribute much, to child-rearing. So seeing dads take good care of their children is hardly a bad thing.On another level, though, the travails of four middle-class (or better) white dudes from Austin does not exactly paint the most representative picture of modern dad-hood.A&E clearly...



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