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February 11, 2010

Well friends, our poor Tasteful Geekery has been left unattended while we focused on that other blog of ours.

The reason for this, for me, has been that my opinion of most television as of late has been: 1) wow, this is really entertaining, or 2) I’m sick and tired of this crap. I wish I had more interesting insight, but admittedly, I did not.

To get back into the swing of things, I’ve decided it’s time to write a short little something about the one of the entertaining shows I’ve been faithfully watching. There are some really great half-hour comedies on tv right now, but the best — hands down — is Modern Family.

I wasn’t so sure about the show at first. It has a format that takes some getting used to, much like Arrested Development. And like AD, it’s a comedy where the core value is family.

Oh, how it sings to my heart that this liberal-leaning show is espousing true family values!  It’s a show about extended family who, despite their significant differences, love one another very much. Instead of paying lip service to the importance of family, it actually shows it on a weekly basis. The characters often make huge mistakes and can be somewhat misguided. But ultimately, they end up in a place where they put family first. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the sappiest show on tv right now, and I love it.

And on top of all of that, it is damn funny. Now, it can lean into that contact embarrassment realm (you’ve been forewarned), but the discomfort is worth the heart warming and huge belly laughs that come with each and every episode.

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  1. calicobonny permalink
    February 12, 2010 10:06 am

    I agree wholeheartedly! This has got to be the best new show of the season. What is impressive about it is that it has been very good since the very first episode and has sustained the quality throughout the season. It’s remarkable how they have incorporated liberal viewpoints into family values. The other great thing about it (and what separates it from AD, which was an amazing show) is that it has a huge audience, guaranteeing it will stay around. I think this has to do with two things: first AD had a story arc that made it hard for people to jump into in the middle. Secondly, while AD was family oriented it had a very negative vibe, which was hilarious, but I think a wider audience appreciates the sappiness of Modern Family. Along with 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, there is some high-quality TV on right now.

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