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Old 10-10-19, 10:44 AM
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Modern Family - Final Season Thread

OK, it looks like no one is going to start a thread for the final season of MF, so I will. Sorry I didn't do the nice picture and synopsis like the other TV thread starters do.

We're three episodes into the final season, and it hasn't been bad. The recent episode (10/9) probably being the best so far. Loved them bringing back Stephanie Beatriz for possibly the last time (and until Brooklyn Nine Nine comes back, what else is she gonna do?). Really enjoyed the Dunphy family all using Hailey's twins for their own selfish purposes.

Sure, it's not as good as the first few years, but it's still fresher than the other "big" ABC Wednesday night sitcom The Goldbergs, which at half of MF's age has become nearly unwatchable.
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I remember some cringe-worthy stuff with Cam and Mitch in one of the first 2 episodes but i cant remember what it was now, haha. ModFam is a shell of its former self but still better than the current Goldbergs episodes (which i still watch for some reason)
Old 10-10-19, 11:55 AM
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I remember some cringe-worthy stuff with Cam and Mitch in one of the first 2 episodes but i cant remember what it was now, haha.
Probably the inane plot device of both of them having an "affair" with the female smart refrigerator, the cringiest being Mitch singing "The Shallows" with said refrigerator.

ModFam is a shell of its former self but still better than the current Goldbergs episodes (which i still watch for some reason)
Yeah, you and me both, pal. ABC needs to cancel it because I don't have the willpower to delete it from my DVR. I'm "invested" in it. See: 2 Broke Girls. Thanks, CBS, for pulling the plug on that one long after I should have done so myself.
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Barely made it thru the season opener... Mitch/Cam have become unwatchable.
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Barely made it thru the season opener... Mitch/Cam have become unwatchable.
You know, I constantly hear this complaint (Mitch/Cam), but they are what they've always been; an overdramatic gay couple. Hell, wasn't it the pilot episode where Cam introduces Lily ala The Lion King?
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This is falling into the trap that many moribund sitcoms fall into -- too much slapstick, and the character quirks are being amped to ridiculous levels.
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The show has dropped off in quality the last few seasons, but this season is on a whole different level of bad.

They're scraping the bottom of the barrel for story lines. This is what happens when the show goes on for so long.
The 2nd episode was especially horrible. Claire hiding her magazine interview... really? Cam/Mitch and the fridge? Phil is suspicious of who Gloria really is - should that be a story line in an early season instead of in the 11th season?

Just hanging around for the closure.
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They're scraping the bottom of the barrel for story lines. This is what happens when the show goes on for so long.
The 2nd episode was especially horrible. Claire hiding her magazine interview... really? Cam/Mitch and the fridge? Phil is suspicious of who Gloria really is - should that be a story line in an early season instead of in the 11th season?
Yeah, Claire hiding the magazine interview from her (adult) children. Phil suspicious that Gloria took out that woman. That's like season one or two material. I'll also throw in that they presented Alex like a complete idiot, and the stuff about her being frozen was inexplicably dumb. And the girl wrecking her bike because she was watching Phil juggle was kind of strange, and they never followed up on it.

Only laughs I got were when Janice lifted her shirt and flashed her twat, and the cat following Alex around.

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Wow, they did a hacked nudes storyline while an actress who had hacked nudes looks on. Ballsy.
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I think I might be the only one still watching... which makes me envy everyone else.

They continue to scrape for story lines.

It's the final season, so I'm really glad we get some closure on Dylan's mom and Claire's step-dad.
I think we've seen each of them once previously - at least in any substantial way... why even bother with them? Shouldn't they be concentrating with the major characters instead in the final season? Where's Haley and Alex... and even Dylan?

WTF happened to Lily anyway? As soon as she became a teenager, she's barely included in the story lines... and many times isn't even on screen.

I did like how they made fun of themselves when Claire asked if Phil is still selling houses - since he seems to be home all the time.
I asked before and I'll ask again... what happened to Phil's magic shop? Or his and Jays parking lot?
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I'm still watching. The writing is still top notch and overall the show is great. It seems like some people are expecting this to have The Soprano's style dept. Its a closed sitcom guys. Relax. There's only 5 months left anyhow.
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I'm watching it... but what is there to say? It needs to end and it is... so...yay...
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i'm enjoying the final ride.. lots of repeated stories, but a nice sendoff to see some of these folks for the last time together...
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Modern Family has often limited the focus on the children to just one of the households.

Lily got a couple of episodes back in October. I like the idea of making her mean and sarcastic, it's a proper result when she has such self-centered parents in Mitch and Cam. I especially like the Halloween episode where she came in wearing a cheerleader outfit.
Mitch: I'm glad you're into the Halloween spirit, but isn't that a little provocative?
Lily: This is my actual cheerleader uniform. You knew I was doing that, didn't you?
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I like sarcastic Lily as well. I loved the cheerleader bit
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Lily listening to death metal is fantastic.
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Modern Family has often limited the focus on the children to just one of the households.
It's a half-hour sitcom with thirteen characters spread across three separate family units. They aren't going to be able to give each one something to do in every episode.

In a lot of ways, I sort of wish they would push the adult characters (Jay, Gloria, Claire, Phil, Mitch, and Cam) into the background and give their kids (Manny, Haley, Alex, Luke, and Lily) more storylines now that they are young adults.
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Even when the show focuses on a few characters only in episodes, the other characters are usually around making funny comments about the situation or something and just staying in the background. But we seem to be seeing more episodes where some characters are completely absent. This being the final season they should try to get more of the main characters involved... or at least ignore useless rare characters like Dylan's mom and Claire's step-dad. Although I think we should see Phi's dad again... we've only seen him twice in the last 2 seasons - and I believe that was just via a Skype session.
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Lily got a couple of episodes back in October. I like the idea of making her mean and sarcastic, it's a proper result when she has such self-centered parents in Mitch and Cam.
She's not played by a particularly good child actor so I think it's a case of working with what they've got.
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She's not played by a particularly good child actor so I think it's a case of working with what they've got.
Yeah, I wanted to be respectful and not mention that, but you're correct.
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I'd actually rate this Christmas episode right up there with anything from the first few seasons, it was that good. Took me a good 45 minutes to watch it I was rewinding it so often. Not just the jokes, but the facial expressions (Haley and Alex especially), things like Claire throwing herself out the window, Lily's glee at seeing Manny punch Luke. Where was this the last several years??
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Yeah, that was an excellent Holiday episode. I've had a feeling that the show would end up with the families spreading apart for awhile now. I loved Lily's reaction to Luke getting punched in the face. I also noticed that Luke's hairline is already receding which tells you how long the show has been on haha.

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Some other good laughs:

Alex's facial expression when Phil suggests his partnership with Gloria should be called "Chica and the Man"

Lily when Luke gushes over Sherri: "And I didn't think it could get any gayer in this house"

Gloria acknowledging that she understands Phil's inappropriate double entendres, and in fact always has. Good callback to early seasons, actually, with Phil borderline hitting on her.
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A solid episode for the mid-season return. The coincidences and mistaken intentions worked pretty well.
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When we get time traveling i'm just going to go back to people watching Season 1 Modern Family and let them know the show lasts long enough for a Luke likes to bang 40 year old moms plot line

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