My television habit has slowly plateaued with what I find to be a lack of engaging TV shows:
- I’ve stopped watching Gossip Girl because I swear, those kids are NY prostitutes masquerading as Upper East Siders.
- Glee is starting to become a cliché, with a thin plot and repetitive theme. (Although I did enjoy the Madonna episode.)
- I tried True Blood but again, as in Gossip Girl, there was just too much sex. (Yes, I’m surprised by my reaction too, lol.)
I never even bothered with American Idol this season: the finalists had the personality of a cardboard.
It was Tatin that gave a glowing review of Modern Family. She said it took one episode to convince her that this was a terrific show. So I figured I’d give its first episode a shot…
… and it was pure genius.
I got hooked and
proceeded to download the entire first season via torrent. (It is on its second season in the US. Correction by Romel in the comments section. I’m not sure if it’s shown on cable TV here; it’s not on mine.)
Modern Family is a comedy TV series in a “mock documentary” format. It follows the lives of three couples: your “average” white American family; an interracial, May-December couple; and a gay couple with an adopted baby daughter. The comedy lies in how these characters are stereotyped—and justifiably so. None of the family members have a minor role (well, except for the non-speaking baby :-P), which means that each character is fully developed and therefore, well-written. All episodes end by imparting a life lesson without sounding preachy or overly sentimental.
Here’s the trailer for Modern Family:
All it takes is the first episode. Try it 🙂