Thursday, October 15, 2009

Review - Modern Family Season 1 Episode 4 The Incident

Modern Family is a great show that so far is the best new comedy this season. With the ratings still very high, it is a sure lock for renewal, so we should be glad to be able to see more of this dysfunctional family.

'The Incident' showcased more of the family in their attempts to be normal. Jay's ex-wife Dede comes to Mitchell's house and wants to make up for the incident. At Jay and Gloria's wedding, she gives a passive-aggressive (mostly aggressive) toast before going crazy. Mitchell wants to take her to Sunday dinner with the rest of the family and she can come if everyone else agrees. He tells Claire who knows it's a bad idea. Everyone knows it's a bad idea except Mitchell, who brings Dede to dinner without anyone's knowledge or approval. Gloria is about to leave but Dede starts apologizing before going berserk.

Haley's boyfriend Dylan is there after Claire wants to see if he's safe. I had expected him to give some amazing monologue that would teach everyone a lesson. He talks a little about how much the family cares for each other that they would be this crazy together. Then he starts seeing his song "In the Moonlight (Do me)" which basically announced how he wanted to do Haley. If you haven't watched the episode yet, it's on the ABC website. It's hilarious just be itself, but even better in the context of the episode.

Like always, there were tons of funny moments packed into the episode unrelated with the main story: Phil's talk with Haley, Manny shaking hands with Phil, Cameron's unheard comments about Dede, Manny's revenge, etc. Shelley Long was really good and I hope she'll be back.

Score: 9.4/10


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