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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Summary: This mockumentary explores the many different types of a modern family through the stories of a gay couple, comprised of Mitchell and Cameron, and their daughter Lily, a straight couple, comprised of Phil and Claire, and their three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke, and a multicultural couple, which is comprised of Jay and Gloria, and their son Manny. These three types of families are being taped by a Dutch documentary crew who are using them for an upcoming reality-based television series due to air in The Netherlands. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 20, 2010
    100
    Modern Family flows along as seamlessly perfect as it did last year. [25 Oct 2010, p.37]
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 21, 2010
    100
    Not since Frasier has a sitcom offered such an ideal blend of heart and smarts, or proven itself so effortlessly adept at so many comic variations, from subtle wordplay to big-laugh slapstick to everything in between
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    This show is hilarious.The cast is perfect. The characters are so funny and likable. They are such a fun family and I love watching this show. The mocumentary style makes it even better. You continue to make me laugh and I hope to see you for many seasons to come. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2011
    10
    This show is comedy genius! I have fallen in love with this show from the first season. From Phil Dunphy to Lily, each character proves to be their own and each add their comedic pizzazz to the table. Recommend this show for anyone who wants to laugh A LOT! Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    10
    This continues to be the prime-time sitcom that all others should be measured by. It continues to assume that it is being watched by intelligent viewers and the writing is tailored as such. Expand
  4. Sep 16, 2011
    9
    Smart and funny. I did not enjoy the first season much so I was skeptical about the second, but this year, Modern Family became a pleasant surprise and stands as one of my favorite TV shows. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2010
    9
    I thought the charm and great entertainment of the first season might dwindle in this second season but a few episodes in and the cast and show aren't showing any sign of this happening anytime soon. This show is here to stay and I am happy about that. This is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2014
    8
    Modern Family’s second season is, if anything, a slight improvement on its first. It may not doing anything particularly new but with its excellent cast of characters and sharply written script this is arguably the best family sitcom of the last decade. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2011
    0
    I really do not get what everyone is raving about. The first season was really good. This season truly personifies the sophomore slump of TV shows. It is not funny at all. It didn't deserve any Emmy's last season, and it certainly doesn't now. This show is awful. Expand

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