Modern Family Season 3

Created by: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd

Cast: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould

Synopsis: It is hard to write a fresh synopsis for a series such as this one.   A comedy of this nature changes little from season to season, with each subsequent episode being its own self-contained story.   The fact that there are no major through line stories however is by no means a criticism.   This show still has an exceptional hit rate for its humour, whether stories last one or just a couple of episodes.

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Modern Family Season 2 – A Review by Film Nerd

Created by: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd

Cast: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Reid Ewing

Synopsis:The ongoing stories of the Pritchetts and the Dunphys provide another season of comedy gold.   Little has been done to change the formula, each branch of the family having some absurd but relatable event each week that overall examines what is common between families rather than what is different.   Though each episode is rarely related to the next, the season ends with a delightful reminder of some of the golden moments previously to occur in this season.

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Modern Family Season 1 – A Review by Film Nerd

Created by: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd

Cast: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Reid Ewing

Synopsis: A comedy series that focuses on three branches of the same family.   Patriarch Jay Pritchett (ONeill) is married to much younger Columbian second wife Gloria (Vergara), who comes with her own son from her first marriage Manny (Rodriguez).   Jay’s daughter Claire (Bowen) is married to real estate agent Phil Dunphy (Burrell), and they have three children Hayley (Hyland), Alex (Winter) and Luke (Gould).   Finally, Jay’s son Mitchell (Ferguson) lives with gay partner Cameron (Stonestreet) and their adopted daughter Lily.   Somehow, with so many characters, the show manages to pull in many separate story threads quite successfully.

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