July 21st, 2009 by thetvchick
Modern Family is the story of three families–a newly married middle aged man, and his much younger wife (and son), a gay couple who just adopted a baby, and a married couple with three children. It is shot in an “unseen” documentary style (so think The Office, family edition), to show each family’s trials and tribulations (and successes too). The show is full of funny and heartwarming moments, and while the documentary style could be overdone, it is unobtrusive and works well. The show addresses the issues of age difference in relationships, growing up, and challenges of gay and straight couples. And they do all of this in a very charming way. It stars veteran tv actor Ed O’Neill who plays Jay (married to the younger woman) and Julie Bowen (Boston Legal) is one half of the other married couple.
Modern Family is definitely a must watch this fall. I can’t wait to see how each family’s future unfolds. It is created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan (creator of Just Shoot Me). Be sure to catch the premiere, Wednesday, September 23rd at 9 pm on ABC.Tweet