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Modern Family – Premiere Episode Recap

If you missed ABC’s new comedy Modern Family last night, I think you’re missing one of the potential big hits of the year. But no worries, Disney is showing it again on Friday at 9pm. So set your DVRs.

Sharla wrote this recap of the first show last week after she viewed an advanced copy.

I was given the opportunity to watch a sneak preview of the pilot to Modern Family. As I previously wrote, this show looked promising, but I had my doubts. I am happy to say that my doubts no longer exist! The show was quite funny and had me laughing throughout.

Modern Family is a show filmed in mockumentary style, featuring a family with a gay couple, a Latina second (and much younger) wife, and a couple raising three kids. The gay couple has just returned from Vietnam where they adopted a baby. The family patriarch (played by Ed O’Neill) gets mistaken for his young wife’s father and a mall-walker because he is wearing a jogging suit). The more traditional couple consists of an overworked mom and a dad who just wants to be his kids’ best friend, so much so that he leaves all the disciplining to his wife while he texts and tries to use popular slang (and very badly). More….