Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review - Modern Family Season 2 Episode 19 The Musical Man

When the plots of Modern Family falter, as they have several times this season, you can still rely on the clever word play of the writers to make the episode watchable. The Dunphy's plot about the horribly misplaced and badly worded ad on the van never went anywhere, but it had me laughing until the end of the episode. Balancing the humor Jay and his brother have some touching moments, which didn't have that many jokes.

All too often in season two, Cam and Mitch have been marginalized, and that was again the case. Cam has something more substantial to do this week, but the plot turns into the usual Cam going overboard thing. It's just tiresome at the end of the episode after Cam demands too much out of the kids when it's obvious the musical won't work out. Mitch, as usual, is afraid of being upfront, but tells the truth in the end. Perhaps the plot would work if the writers fleshed it out more, but that would also mean cutting back on the other plots, which they seem unwilling to do.

Score: 8.5/10
Related Posts with Thumbnails