Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review - Modern Family Season 2 Episode 1 The Old Wagon

After bagging several Emmys, Modern Family returned with an expectedly strong start with a message of progress and growing up. With strong ratings and critical acclaim, the show will last very long, and we'll be seeing all the kids grow up.

The main plot about the Dunphies and their old wagon goes in a heartwarming direction with a "time machine" picnic. But things can't always go to where they were. There's kids and well, they aren't always the best travel companions. The story spins toward trouble, and just as the situation goes off the edge, so does the wagon. Still, everyone's happy in the end, knowing what they have now is just as good as the wagon was.

The other two plots are divided into three-person groups--Gloria, Manny, and his female classmate and Jay, Mitchell, and Cam. Gloria plays the Colombian mother to the encroaching girl, and Manny eventually comes to realize the girl is too controlling--before phoning yet another girl. Jay and Cam have to deal with Cam's perseverance to build things and the dangerous powertools he's wielding. As Jay and Cam talk behind his back ("That was my Vietnam... and I was in Vietnam.), Mitchell finally gets the castle built, unfortunately trapping himself inside. At least it's a start.

Score: 9.3/10
Related Posts with Thumbnails