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Modern Family's lust for life is surprisingly effective

Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a bit of the old Modern Family poking through lately, or perhaps it’s just a welcome feeling of relief while living through the eternal hellscape that is our current political moment, but there’s something about the life-affirming nature of “In Your Head” that I can’t help but fall…

One relationship is currently keeping Modern Family interesting

After last week’s relatively pleasant, harmless episode, the Modern Family winter finale, “No Small Feet,” begins with Luke taking pictures of Alex’s feet while she’s sleeping so that he can sell smelly old runners to creepy folks on the internet. It’s the kind of setup that’s immediately cringeworthy, and not…

Chris Martin is the highlight of Modern Family, and yes this is a headline from 2017

When a sitcom spends most of its marketing time promoting the numerous guest stars set to appear in its next episode, you usually have a pretty good sense of what kind of episode you’re about to get. You can predict that it won’t be too serious, that there won’t really be any storylines that tie in with the rest of…

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