Name: Modern Family | Type: Comedy | Run Time: 2009 Network: ABC IMDB rating: 8.7 Seasons: 4 Full Episodes: 91 Streamed:
Full Show Summary: ABC’s Modern Family debuted in 2009, and is presented in a different style than other ABC comedies. It is what is known as a mockumentary, and during a lot of the show actor’s talk directly into the camera. The show revolves around three different families, all stemming from the core family of Jay Pritchett, who is on his second marriage to a much younger woman. While it is hard, Jay manages to keep up with his younger wife and her 12-year old son remarkably well. The show focuses on the trials, joys, and tribulations of not only Jay, but his extended family as well. The family is followed throughout the show as they go through everything from divorce and heartbreak to everyday occurrences. The core family includes Jay, his wife Gloria, and Manny, which we get to see go through many levels of frustration and joy with comical scenes involving Jay’s second chance marriage. The next family followed is Jay’s daughter Claire, and her husband Phil. They are the parents of three growing kids that they are striving to have an honest relationship with. The three kids are Haley, Alex and Luke, three good kids who are of course just finding their way. Haley is an independent teenage girl who is growing up a little too fast to please her parents. Alex is the typical middle child, a little too smart for everyone and a basically good kid. The youngest is Luke, a scatterbrained boy who is adorable in his own unique way. The last family is Jays’ fully-grown son Mitchell who is trying to raise his adopted daughter Lily with his partner of choice Cameron. Mitchell is a button-downed persona whereas Cameron has more of a dramatic flair for life. Through it all Jay sits at the head of this wonderful, but sometimes dysfunctional, family, and what results is a comedic look at the things that go on in every day American lives.