Monday, September 27

Modern Family

It's the start of the new Fall television season and all the new shows are fighting to build an audience. Some of the shows seem to be hitting stride already, Hawaii Five-O as an example. But for me the most exciting show of the season isn't new.

Modern Family.

In its second season, this show has totally found its voice and a very large audience. It's fabulous. So well written and so well acted. It's a slice of pop culture heaven that for me is just so relevant right now that I am making it appointment television.

What do I love the most? The show leaves no part of our culture unturned. Equal opportunity insults across all ethnicities, political views, genders, orientations, religions affiliations - you name it. No one is left off the list.

And while the jokes are generally based on stereotypes, they are hysterical. And you don't feel bad laughing because they hit everyone. There's no predujice.

And in the end, there is actually acceptance of the diversity in us all. There's an incredible realization that we really are more alike than different, and that we are all in it together.

We are all equal - equal in our differences and in our insecurities, faults, and human-ness. We are one big modern family. Now that's a message for any show in any season.

What's your experience? Jim.


  1. Modern Family is a favorite of mine. Laugh out loud funny every week and always something I can relate to. Nothing resonates with me more than a show that allows us to laugh at ourselves!