This is one of the best shows I watched in a long time with a diverse cast, realistic dramatic and comedic problems, and the kind of human distresses and neuroses that exists in every extended family. The show revolves around Jay Pritchett, his two children, and their families. The competition is fierce in the among and between the Pritchett, Dunphy, and Delgado families. They rarely agree in anything.
The Dunphy family has three children, all radically different, has to be one of the best made up TV families in recent history. The relationship between Clare and Phil is golden. It’s hard to believe the producers didn’t like Ty Burrell at the beginning. I’m not a fan of slap stick comedy, but Burrell and Sofia Vergara are consistently the funniest characters. The Pritchett and Tucker family with their adopted daughter showcases all the unwritten rules of international adoption. The Pritchett and Delgado family with their children doesn’t hide the insecurities of being an older father and a big age gap in a relationship. I admit I enjoyed watching some episodes better than others including the holiday episodes, but there wasn’t one that I had to skip over completely.
There were 11 seasons with episodes ranging from 20 to 24 minutes. The main cast was Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Ariel Winter and Alex Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett, Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett, and Reid Ewing as Dylan Marshall.
I rate Modern Family FOUR FINGERS and ONE THUMB at 100%