Thursday, October 22, 2009

Review - Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 Run For Your Wife

I can't get enough of this show. I wish there were 10 seasons of this I could watch on DVD, but there isn't, so we'll have to wait patiently every week.

Luke and Manny get in a fight at school after Manny calls Luke his nephew, so Claire and Gloria private air their feelings to their spouses. Claire finally reveals her true feelings about Gloria and isn't pretty. Everyone goes to Jay's house and Gloria tells her that she never felt welcome in the family. I guess it's expected if your dad marries someone as old as you, you'd be weirded out. Claire apologizes, but then Luke ruins everything by calling Gloria a gold digger.

Here's where everything goes wrong. Gloria immediately gets up and goes to her room. Phil follows and tries to talk to her. The whole episode he is trying to make everything right, but he only made the situation worse. Then Claire comes in talks to Gloria. Gloria won't accept Claire's apology until she jumps into the pool with her clothes on. Claire does, and then everyone else jumps in.

There was plenty of other stuff going on as well. There was some football talk between Mitchell and Jay, and Mitchell telling Jay he's hot. There's a hilarious moment when Claire walks into Gloria's room and sees her underwear all over Phil.

Phil is my favorite character in terms of funniness. I love that each week we can see him be the "cool dad" and then do ridiculous things he's completely oblivious to. He has an unnatural fixation on Gloria e.g. touching her dress, yelling I've got Gloria, wanting to get another hug. Claire puts up with him and realizes he may be a little mentally deficient.

So far, Modern Family hasn't had a bad episode yet which is quite surprising considering it is a new show. Community which is the second funniest new comedy this season has had a couple below-average episodes. Cougar Town has had a few bad episodes and is never really that funny.

Score: 9.3/10


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