Modern Family

Modern Family

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2010
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Modern Family takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multicultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show's three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously 'modern' look at life, love, and laughter.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD MODERN
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (518 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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I keep waiting for the quality of the writing on this show to deteriorate, but (so far) it's continually been fantastic. It's rare to find a show that has such a great balance of characters, and the running jokes never fail to delight.

2009 - One million Emmys voters can't be wrong.

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Jul 13, 2018

Beginning in 2009, the hit show Modern Family, follows the lives of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Clare Dunphy, his son Mitchell Pritchett and their families. I began watching with high hopes for the Golden Globe and Emmy award winner, but in the end I found myself unsatisfied. Admittingly, with 24 episodes I can't describe the show as "laugh out loud comedy". Some parts seemed very cliched and predictable, and at points the characters seemed unrealistically exaggerated. I think it's the exaggeration that keeps people watching the show. The stark contrast yet relatable feeling of watching other families problems is entertaining. I'll probably try to watch the second season just to see how the show unfolds. 3 Stars
- @Ruby_Tuesday of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jan 04, 2018

This show is the best.

Feb 02, 2016

I can't figure the popularity of this show, would say that at times it is mildly amusing but nothing like laugh at loud comedy. The characters within these suburban "modern families" are portrayed as stereotypical, cliched and shallow. The plot lines of their daily lives are contrived, exaggerated and unrealistic. Wonder if admirers identify with the family members which accounts for its popularity?

Dec 22, 2013

The characters are quickly well-defined and the incongruity & contrast of normal expectations to humorous outcomes is fast-paced and well presented in a documentary style. The hand held camera & quick edits that include personal retrospective interviews juxtaposed with regular scenes add to the entertainment value.

Dec 28, 2012

This show is definitely one of my favorites. I find myself laughing throughout every episode... love it!!

PrimaGigi Mar 03, 2012

And they had me at the pilot episode when The Circle of Life played when Cam presented their daughter Lily.

Jan 15, 2012

Best. Show. Ever. It's freaking hilarious.

Nov 19, 2011

We watched all of the episodes in one sitting. Hilarious and unpredictable. Great writing and acting.

MelissaVan Jul 26, 2011

Love this! It is hilarious and witty, definitely worth a watch.

Jul 25, 2011

This show is hilarious, in part because the family interactions are so real even though the situations are so bizarre.

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Jul 19, 2011

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Jul 19, 2011

A satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.


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Jul 19, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Jul 19, 2011

From Episode 2 The Bicycle Thief.................
Jay Pritchett: Manny thinks his dad is like Superman. The truth, he's a total flake. In fact, the only way he's like Superman is that they both landed in this country illegally.

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