Modern Family is just one of those brilliant TV shows when you fancy a laugh, but don’t want to dive into the wormhole that is binge-watching. Like don’t get me wrong, you can binge-watch ABC’s Modern Family EASILY, but if you haven’t actually got much time then it’s just 20 minutes of your life for a little bit of a laugh.
If you haven’t seen the show – what have you been doing with your life? Those who are well rehearsed in the series, you can skip this paragraph, but if you haven’t seen the show then I’ll give you a little rundown. It basically follows the life of three families that are all related to one another.
The Dunphy’s, The Pritchetts, and the Tucker-Pritchetts. Jay Pritchett, the patriarch of the series, is the father to Claire Dunphy and Mitchell Pritchett, and it follows the lives of their individual families and how they all blend together. The show is filmed like a docu-sitcom, and in my humble opinion is absolutely hilarious.
They deal with problems that many families come across over the years, whether that be wanting to get out of important but boring family events, birthdays, teen angst, kids going off to college, arguments, and the love that comes with having a huge family – but it’s done in the most comical way possible. Clearly, they’re all doing something write, as the series is currently heading for its 10th season with no sign of slowing down.
However, with long-running programmes there’s always a need to develop storylines, which means that alongside the good must come some hard storylines. After all, you need solid character development to truly make a series last, and to do that you need to introduce shake-ups to the cast. So far, apart from a few side characters, there hasn’t been a proper death storyline covered, but according to producers that’s all going to change very soon, as a ‘significant cast member’ is going to be ‘killed off’ the show in the upcoming season.