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Modern Family Season 4 Review “Fulgencio”

I can’t say I was expecting a full-out  Godfather  homage from  Modern Family , but "Fulgencio" gives us one, and I thoroughly  enjoyed it. That it was spearheaded by Phil made it all the better, and his entire arc, turning from "killing with kindness" to ruthless vengeance, was a great story  for the show to hinge around, and made pretty good  use of all three  kids. (And Dylan! Who I wish was around a little more often.) It’s all very silly, but Ty Burrell carries it out excellently, and the commitment to parody in the sequence at end was remarkable, and something  Modern Family  could stand to do more frequently – not necessarily shot-for-shot parodies (one of these every great while is enough), but rather, experimenting with the structure, and being willing to shrug off the mockumentary format when necessary for a good gag. READ MORE...

Modern Family Recap: F.U. Pritchett

Presumably at a loss for good material about airplane food, ModFam cold-opens boldly and bravely on a mother-in-law joke ( Wiki : "Humour and jokes about one's mother-in-law [the mother of one's spouse] are a mainstay of comedy. The humour is based on the premise that the average mother-in-law often considers her son-in-law to be unsuitable for her daughter [or daughter-in-law unsuitable for her son], and usually includes the stereotype that mothers-in-law are generally overbearing, obnoxious, or unattractive") with a side of OMG-Hispanic-women-are- louuuud -LOL!!! and females-are-vain-too-DOUBLE-LOL!!! That’s of course capped off with a gag about Gloria's Colombian sister harvesting corn and an intro to the episode’s uncomfortable haves/have-nots B-plot. If this doesn’t sound like the show you just watched, turn back now, or head straight to the comments to tear me apart and explain how this episode enriched your life. Read More... //www.vulture.com/2013/01/modern-family-recap-season-4-christening-godfather-fulgencio.html

Modern Family Review: Kill Them With Kindness

Phil Dunphy has always been a man with a kind word and a kind gesture. However in " Fulgencio "he finds out that sometimes killing people with kindness isn't the best way to get results. This is especially true when dealing bratty and mercurial teenagers. Good thing he has Luke Dunphy, consigliere to his Godfather. Cue the accents and let's start hearing some offers we can't refuse! It's so typical that the kids would look for Claire to solve their problems. But Phil is really helpful if you have the patience for him to make a few mistakes. I think it's great that he tries to solve things by being nice to others. Plus he isn't afraid to screw up. Even if that means he thinks that being a Godparent means wearing a fedora! Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2013/01/modern-family-review-kill-them-with-kindness/