Character Conflicts: Modern Family

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ABC.com / 20th Century Fox Television

Sitcom or drama, what good is a show without conflict? Modern Family being the comedy it is does this with humor. Essentially, there are plot points in different episodes that pair characters who are fundamentally different and see how they work through their differences. Sometimes they don’t work through them so much as gripe about them and make passive-aggressive remarks, but that’s what makes these conflicts so funny. Continue reading

Modern Family Wins at 20th SAG Awards

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SAG-AFTRA

Awards season is looking up for Modern Family.

At the Golden Globes, Sofia Vergara was nominated for her work as Gloria, and the series was nominated for Best TV Series – Comedy, but to no avail. Well, the Academy may not have awarded the Family, but their peers at the Screen Actors Guild did! Ty Burrell won for Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (a mouthful), and the entire cast won for Outstanding Performance By an  Ensemble in a Comedy Series (another  mouthful, but worthy win!).

I was so excited to see them win! Ty’s goofy Phil Dunphy can be a little irritating at times, I’ll admit (I’ll get into detail when I do character profiles), but he’s a great comedic actor. What I like in a comedian is when they don’t always have to be “on” or loud and obnoxious to make people laugh (slight shade to Jim Carrey). Deadpan is more my style. Continue reading