Modern Family: Series One: DVD Review
Modern Family Season One
Released by Roadshow
It's rare for a comedy to show up these days which amuses on a consistent
However, Emmy award winning Modern Family is that comedy series - it appeared
last year and became a firm favourite with critics as well as punters.
A faux documentary style show, it centres on three portions of the modern
family - a father (Married With Children's Ed O'Neill) and his younger Colombian
wife (Sofia Vergara) and her son Manny; his daughter (Julie Bowen) and her
family of 2 girls and one boy - she's married to the ineptly loveable Phil - and
the final generation is his gay son Mitchell and partner, the ever flamboyant
It sounds as if it would be terrible but the tone's set with an excellent
first episode which brilliantly introduces all the characters and sets the high
level for the funny script - for example Dad Phil is trying to show how in touch
he is with his kids' slang and misunderstands WTF, believing it stands for Why
Modern Family is blessed by a great ensemble cast, fantastically funny
scripts and heart and humour throughout - it's difficult to pick out a stand out
moment when there's so many to pick from. Trust me, this show won't disappoint -
and for once it's a family comedy which has universal appeal.
Extras: Extended, deleted scenes, gag reels, family
interviews which were cut from the show - a good solid bunch for a great series
which will entertain time and time again.