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(Slate)   The demise to one of the most hilarious TV stalwarts, the "doltish dad." Thank God we still have Modern Family's Phil Dunphy   (slate.com ) divider line
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2012-06-18 05:11:33 AM  
Modern Family? The sitcom that I'm supposed to like because it's "edgy"
and somehow realistic because it has some gay guys & hot chick with huge tits?
It's no better than Blossom, really.
 
2012-06-18 05:15:35 AM  
Also, your grammar sucks subby. And I aint talkin' 'bout Kelsey.
 
2012-06-18 05:15:40 AM  
But the dad is still going to be fat and balding yet somehow managed to snag an impeccably gorgeous wife way out of his league, right?
 
2012-06-18 05:25:04 AM  

Ishkur: But the dad is still going to be fat and balding yet somehow managed to snag an impeccably gorgeous wife way out of his league, right?


It's funny cuz it's true! All my aging fat & bald friends have ridiculously hot wives.
And more often than not, a sassy sidekick.
 
2012-06-18 05:32:35 AM  

Ishkur: But the dad is still going to be fat and balding yet somehow managed to snag an impeccably gorgeous wife way out of his league, right?


Only if he has lots of money
 
2012-06-18 07:01:23 AM  
Subby didn't read the article.
 
2012-06-18 07:02:17 AM  

Lipspinach: Modern Family? The sitcom that I'm supposed to like because it's "edgy"
and somehow realistic because it has some gay guys & hot chick with huge tits?
It's no better than Blossom, really.


this.

i tried to watch this show with the girlfriend but couldn't find the humour. maybe it's because we're not married, don't have kids, and we actually have gay friends and relatives.

the show seems like its written for old suburban white people who want something more risqé than "everybody loves raymond".
 
2012-06-18 07:08:16 AM  
Retard writer can't tell the difference between "The Jetsons" and "Ren and Stinpy"...
 
2012-06-18 07:17:40 AM  

december: Lipspinach: Modern Family? The sitcom that I'm supposed to like because it's "edgy"
and somehow realistic because it has some gay guys & hot chick with huge tits?
It's no better than Blossom, really.

this.

i tried to watch this show with the girlfriend but couldn't find the humour. maybe it's because we're not married, don't have kids, and we actually have gay friends and relatives.

the show seems like its written for old suburban white people who want something more risqé than "everybody loves raymond".


You kind of nailed it there. I love watching TV (i like the commercials lol)
and heard that this show was the cat's pajamas but it's really not much different than any other sitcom. Same cliches, different package.
Where's The Brady Bunch when you need them?!
 
2012-06-18 07:49:46 AM  
Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, all terrible. Sitcoms are lowest common denominator. And yes, I do watch a good amount of TV, but I tend to lean towards Community and Parks and Rec. Also, Too Cute on Animal Planet.
 
2012-06-18 07:56:43 AM  

december: Lipspinach: Modern Family? The sitcom that I'm supposed to like because it's "edgy"
and somehow realistic because it has some gay guys & hot chick with huge tits?
It's no better than Blossom, really.

this.

i tried to watch this show with the girlfriend but couldn't find the humour. maybe it's because we're not married, don't have kids, and we actually have gay friends and relatives.


You think the people in Hollywood who make shows like this don't have gay friends or aren't gay themselves?


the show seems like its written for old suburban white people who want something more risqé than "everybody loves raymond".

Actually it's meant for young single hipsters but I guessed you missed the subtle irony.

/kidding
//or am I?
 
2012-06-18 08:01:15 AM  

december: Lipspinach: Modern Family? The sitcom that I'm supposed to like because it's "edgy"
and somehow realistic because it has some gay guys & hot chick with huge tits?
It's no better than Blossom, really.

this.

i tried to watch this show with the girlfriend but couldn't find the humour. maybe it's because we're not married, don't have kids, and we actually have gay friends and relatives.

the show seems like its written for old suburban white people who want something more risqé than "everybody loves raymond".


You mean the majority of people? Yeah, isn't it weird how an entertainment medium that bases its revenue on selling advertising tends to cater to the largest segments of the population? It's got to be some sort of conspiracy or something.

/You want risque? Watch "Last Man Standing".
//Positive portrayals of gun ownership and hunting haven't been seen on TV since The Beverly Hillbillies was cancelled.
 
2012-06-18 08:09:15 AM  
I was okay with it until Ward Cleaver got knocked. WTF? Ward is the shiat! Sometimes he's a little hard on the Beaver but hell what man wouldn't be with a hottie like June who knows her place?
 
2012-06-18 08:15:10 AM  

Coffee Snob: Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, all terrible. Sitcoms are lowest common denominator. And yes, I do watch a good amount of TV, but I tend to lean towards Community and Parks and Rec. Also, Too Cute on Animal Planet.


lowest common denominator? have you never seen a reality show? there are a dozen of them that make sitcoms seem like clever, high-brow affair.

TV commercials will continue to portray dads/husbands as buffoons that can't even find a gallon of milk in the refrigerator. just as wives will continue to treat their husbands as walking paychecks. things suck and they don't change.
 
2012-06-18 08:31:06 AM  
I have no idea what and who the headline is about.
 
2012-06-18 08:32:06 AM  
I just wanted to pop in and mention that I have no idea what a "Modern Family" is because I don't own a television.

And if I did have one, I would only watch shows that you've never heard of.
 
2012-06-18 08:33:27 AM  
No TV father will ever again be as awesome as Al Bundy was.
 
2012-06-18 08:34:03 AM  
Well then. Modern Family's obviously been around long enough for the vocal minority to pipe up about how it sucks.
 
2012-06-18 08:44:26 AM  

Coffee Snob: odern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, all terrible. Sitcoms are lowest common denominator. And yes, I do watch a good amount of TV, but I tend to lean towards Community and Parks and Rec.


Uh, those are sitcoms, too, y'know. Just 'cuz they only use one incredibly shaky camera and have no laugh track doesn't make them not a sitcom.
 
2012-06-18 08:47:21 AM  
I like MF, it has broad appeal and some fun subtle humor mixed in. I am getting a little tired of each episode having a warm family ending though. Show loses its edge when you know hugs and tears are coming.

Phil Dunphy is such a great character! Ty Burrell needs an Emmy up in here.

Al Bundy rocked,but I don't know why he didn't want to sexy up Peg.
 
2012-06-18 08:51:07 AM  

Ishkur: But the dad is still going to be fat and balding yet somehow managed to snag an impeccably gorgeous wife way out of his league, right?


Yeah but she's a farking biatch who puts him down at every turn while the laugh track shrieks.
 
2012-06-18 08:54:38 AM  

Tannhauser: Al Bundy rocked,but I don't know why he didn't want to sexy up Peg.


Because she was an emasculating shrew whose idea of seduction was too loudly whine and demand attention?

The real question is why he didn't leave Peg.
 
2012-06-18 08:57:55 AM  

skepticultist: Tannhauser: Al Bundy rocked,but I don't know why he didn't want to sexy up Peg.

Because she was an emasculating shrew whose idea of seduction was too loudly whine and demand attention?

The real question is why he didn't leave Peg.


Because deep down he was a good dad and if he left, that shrew would never get a job and they'd all end up eating each other. And Kelly would become a prostitute.
 
2012-06-18 08:58:15 AM  
*checks watch*

End of a show's third season? Time for fark to hate it.
 
2012-06-18 09:00:32 AM  

BumpInTheNight: *checks watch*

End of a show's third season? Time for fark to hate it.


Do I have to report to some indoctrination center if I watched 3 episodes of the first season and hated it?
 
2012-06-18 09:01:12 AM  

Mugato: BumpInTheNight: *checks watch*

End of a show's third season? Time for fark to hate it.

Do I have to report to some indoctrination center if I watched 3 episodes of the first season and hated it?


Fark hates hipsters too :P
 
2012-06-18 09:04:27 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Fark hates hipsters too :P


Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.
 
2012-06-18 09:13:20 AM  
As a dad who got up at 5 am to have a run, came back and walked the dog, fed the fish, made lunch for the kid (including a muffin I baked yesterday), made breakfast, got the kid to the bus, brought the SO tea in bed and then hauled my ass out the door for my AM commute to the office, I'm not only getting a kick out of these replies, and this article, I'm also getting a strong urge to punch Sarah Jessica "I don't know how she does it" Parker right in the flank.

/Not actually mad
//It's called being an adult, a surprising # of people have mastered it
///Except Hollywood, which thrives on stale tropes
 
2012-06-18 09:13:28 AM  

Mugato: Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.


Only a hipster demands concise, meaningful labels!

Also, this thread needs more Hal Wilkerson.
 
2012-06-18 09:13:36 AM  

Ishkur: But the dad is still going to be fat and balding yet somehow managed to snag an impeccably gorgeous wife way out of his league, right?


Yeah! And live in a house about three notches about their income?

(What do I know? Haven't watched TV since the early '70s.)
 
2012-06-18 09:14:39 AM  
I was coming up with a definition of "hipster" before coming up with a definition of "hipster" became cool.
 
2012-06-18 09:17:25 AM  
Side note:

I tried to get my ultimate team to do a "Whoa Bundy" before a game the other week, and everyone under the age of 30 gave me that blank look that you see in horses, staring over a fence.

Gave me a sad.
 
2012-06-18 09:17:46 AM  
I don't even know anyone that owns a tv.
 
2012-06-18 09:25:18 AM  

towatchoverme: As a dad who got up at 5 am to have a run, came back and walked the dog, fed the fish, made lunch for the kid (including a muffin I baked yesterday), made breakfast, got the kid to the bus, brought the SO tea in bed and then hauled my ass out the door for my AM commute to the office, I'm not only getting a kick out of these replies, and this article, I'm also getting a strong urge to punch Sarah Jessica "I don't know how she does it" Parker right in the flank.

/Not actually mad
//It's called being an adult, a surprising # of people have mastered it
///Except Hollywood, which thrives on stale tropes


MIght be a cliche but as long their are deluded, self-satisfied egomaniacs overestimating their awareness and importance it will still ring true.

And it's a damn funny show.
 
2012-06-18 09:26:50 AM  
I prefer Mike Heck to Phil Dunphy any day of the week, but that's more because I think Neil Flynn is great.
 
2012-06-18 09:27:22 AM  

Mugato: Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.


It's an obscure term. You've probably never heard of it. I wouldn't know if they say it on TV, but it would be a shame if they did.
 
2012-06-18 09:27:54 AM  
People still own TV's? I'm sorry but I was too busy with my tube-driven AM radio listening to NPR and German opera to notice.
 
2012-06-18 09:28:47 AM  

FriarReb98: I prefer Mike Heck to Phil Dunphy any day of the week, but that's more because I think Neil Flynn is great.


I don't watch The Middle often, but Mike Heck is how I picture myself when I am a father: constantly confused about what's happening in my house, and just wanting peace and quiet.
 
2012-06-18 09:31:03 AM  

towatchoverme: I'm also getting a strong urge to punch Sarah Jessica "I don't know how she does it" Parker right in the flank.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-06-18 09:33:54 AM  

verbaltoxin: People still own TV's? I'm sorry but I was too busy with my tube-driven AM radio listening to NPR and German opera to notice.


You listen to those new-fangled voice transmissions? I'm too busy listening to Morse transmissions, which is how God intended for radio to be listened to.

/No, seriously, I do.
//Morse is the most perfect signal ever to grace the aether with its presence.
 
2012-06-18 09:34:56 AM  
In the future, Hipsters will wear khaki pants and sport coats and have Blackberries clipped to their belt while talking about Modern Family.

It was a show that was on 30 years ago. You've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-06-18 09:37:19 AM  
I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.
 
2012-06-18 09:47:50 AM  

towatchoverme: Side note:

I tried to get my ultimate team to do a "Whoa Bundy" before a game the other week, and everyone under the age of 30 gave me that blank look that you see in horses, staring over a fence.

Gave me a sad.


Don't be sad, just adjust your onion and move on.
 
2012-06-18 09:54:46 AM  

Mugato: skepticultist: Tannhauser: Al Bundy rocked,but I don't know why he didn't want to sexy up Peg.

Because she was an emasculating shrew whose idea of seduction was too loudly whine and demand attention?

The real question is why he didn't leave Peg.

Because deep down he was a good dad and if he left, that shrew would never get a job and they'd all end up eating each other. And Kelly would become a prostitute.


"Daddy beat him up."

"Yes dear."

Loved those episodes.
 
2012-06-18 09:55:10 AM  

Mugato: BumpInTheNight: Fark hates hipsters too :P

Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.


Easy. Here's a partial if someone wishes to formalize.

Hipster
When people try to gain status and "seem cool" by "being different"
To include:
Statements of dislike of, or refusal of doing, the popular. Typically these things would make one not-cool within a group, but hipsters try to turn these negatives into a positive. These things are still not-cool, and as a bonus, are annoying annoying.

In general it's a tactic for people who are insecure, fail at belonging like the popular kids, and try to make amends by validating their social failure with, "But I'm a unique snowflake!" . o 0 (It's true, Mommy and Daddy told me this all my life!) Ends up being a shortcut straight to the snobbery of any given topic of discussion, and why it's loathesome to normal confident people and why you have no friends and have to spend so much time on fark.

See, the status isn't even the primary goal, it's a means to an end, these people would be snobs whatever way they decided to spin it, but really do, at least on a subconscious level, realize that they're a failure and can't be that way through typical means, so they've got to be creative with how they're better than others. Really, it's a big bout of playing pretend and changing the rules like a spoiled kid on the playground.

*shrugs*

I don't watch TV(love the programming in some cases, hate the commercials with a passion, Have PC, will download), but I also haven't been on fark at all for something like 10 days. I don't say these things for status or to try to be funny, I'm just sharing something I may have in common with people. It's chitchat at the smoker's hut. "I like operatic metal with chick leads, any one else? No? ok then, what do you guys like? We'll find something we've got in common eventually." See, normal people want to find things in common with others to bond. Not establish some form of awkward dominance because of their differences.
 
2012-06-18 10:00:20 AM  
I like Modern Family, but I do not like Sophia Vegara. Her face is always scrunched up. (I know, i know... none of you look at her face) Im going to lay around all day and watch reruns of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.

/why do people who run want to always talk about it?
 
2012-06-18 10:01:44 AM  

verbaltoxin: I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.


I always imagine the people saying this to be sitting in a transvestite biker bar in the bad part of Tokyo, talking to people with Ork-teeth implants and tattoos on their eyelids.

There's different perspectives of what is "edgy", is my point.

/My parents grew up in small-town Ontario, thinking salsa, curry and soy sauce was edgy.
//They only had salt, pepper, mayo and mustard.
////Slashies! They're coming back.
 
2012-06-18 10:04:06 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Mugato: BumpInTheNight: Fark hates hipsters too :P

Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.

Easy. Here's a partial if someone wishes to formalize.

Hipster
When people try to gain status and "seem cool" by "being different"
To include:
Statements of dislike of, or refusal of doing, the popular. Typically these things would make one not-cool within a group, but hipsters try to turn these negatives into a positive. These things are still not-cool, and as a bonus, are annoying annoying.

In general it's a tactic for people who are insecure, fail at belonging like the popular kids, and try to make amends by validating their social failure with, "But I'm a unique snowflake!" . o 0 (It's true, Mommy and Daddy told me this all my life!) Ends up being a shortcut straight to the snobbery of any given topic of discussion, and why it's loathesome to normal confident people and why you have no friends and have to spend so much time on fark.

See, the status isn't even the primary goal, it's a means to an end, these people would be snobs whatever way they decided to spin it, but really do, at least on a subconscious level, realize that they're a failure and can't be that way through typical means, so they've got to be creative with how they're better than others. Really, it's a big bout of playing pretend and changing the rules like a spoiled kid on the playground.

*shrugs*

I don't watch TV(love the programming in some cases, hate the commercials with a passion, Have PC, will download), but I also haven't been on fark at all for something like 10 days. I don't say these things for status or to try to be funny, I'm just sharing something I may have in common with people. It's chitchat at the smoker's hut. "I like operatic metal with chick leads, any one else? No? ok then, what do you guys like? We'll find something we've got in common eventually." See, normal people want to find things in common with others to bond. Not establish some form of awkward dominance because of their differences.


Whoa!!! its not cool to be on fark all day every day??? why didnt someone tell me??? Im always left out
 
2012-06-18 10:16:11 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Mugato: BumpInTheNight: Fark hates hipsters too :P

Well as soon as someone can come up with a definition of "hipster", that will mean something.

Easy. Here's a partial if someone wishes to formalize.

Hipster
When people try to gain status and "seem cool" by "being different"
To include:
Statements of dislike of, or refusal of doing, the popular. Typically these things would make one not-cool within a group, but hipsters try to turn these negatives into a positive. These things are still not-cool, and as a bonus, are annoying annoying.


Ok, let's see. My pop culture interests include Star Wars, Star Trek, Batman, Guns n Roses, '24' and Game of Thrones. I drink cheap vodka and Guinness un-ironically. Can I have my horned rim lensless glasses now?
 
2012-06-18 10:48:13 AM  

towatchoverme: Side note:

I tried to get my ultimate team to do a "Whoa Bundy" before a game the other week, and everyone under the age of 30 gave me that blank look that you see in horses, staring over a fence.

Gave me a sad.


I do like how they show it on TBS early in the morning for about 2 hours. I get to watch it while I get ready for work. Still wish they had a proper ending.
 
2012-06-18 10:57:20 AM  

towatchoverme: Side note:

I tried to get my ultimate team to do a "Whoa Bundy" before a game the other week, and everyone under the age of 30 gave me that blank look that you see in horses, staring over a fence.

Gave me a sad.


As someone who is under 30, I'll give you a Whoa Bundy any day of the week, but the Bundy curse might kill me before then
 
2012-06-18 11:06:27 AM  
came for a sofia vergara picture thread, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-06-18 11:09:32 AM  
So, *one* movie where the Dad isn't an idiot. Truly a trend.
 
2012-06-18 11:22:48 AM  
I'm almost a little sad that this was primed to be a "doltish dad" hate thread and became a hipster and mass appeal sitcom hate thread.

Paul Reiser, you live to see another day. But I'm (not) watching you, asshole.
 
2012-06-18 11:28:20 AM  
I own and watch TV like the luddite I am, though mostly on DVR so that I can skip commercials. I really despise them, but when watching live television I watch them like everyone does and man it is that much worse.

Anyhow, I feel that commercials have the longest way to go with putting down men. The only way a man in a commercial will come away looking good is if he's the one embarrassing other men. If it is just a man with his family, sorry buddy someone has to take a beating to sell things.

The irony is that this is a long-term trend in reaction to the powerful and consistent condescension shown towards women in advertising over the years. Madison Avenue thinks that if they're mean enough to other people, housewives will forgive them. But why must someone be the heel? Putting men down doesn't elevate women. I cook, I change diapers, I feed children, I do laundry... no exploding appliances or pink laundry to be seen.
 
2012-06-18 11:31:44 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: I was okay with it until Ward Cleaver got knocked. WTF? Ward is the shiat! Sometimes he's a little hard on the Beaver but hell what man wouldn't be with a hottie like June who knows her place?


www.jimpoz.com
 
2012-06-18 11:49:03 AM  

Coffee Snob: Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, all terrible. Sitcoms are lowest common denominator. And yes, I do watch a good amount of TV, but I tend to lean towards Community and Parks and Rec. Also, Too Cute on Animal Planet.


As a comic book geek, I'm so disappointed at how bad The Big Bang Theory is. I've tried to give it 2 separate chances, and all I can do is cringe in embarrassment.
 
2012-06-18 12:35:15 PM  

factoryconnection: I cook, I change diapers, I feed children, I do laundry... no exploding appliances or pink laundry to be seen.


Nothing will change until you start shopping.
 
2012-06-18 12:39:19 PM  

SkylineRecords: As a comic book geek, I'm so disappointed at how bad The Big Bang Theory is. I've tried to give it 2 separate chances, and all I can do is cringe in embarrassment.


The best description of that show I've heard is: It's how really dumb people think really smart people act.
 
2012-06-18 12:50:44 PM  

chimp_ninja: SkylineRecords: As a comic book geek, I'm so disappointed at how bad The Big Bang Theory is. I've tried to give it 2 separate chances, and all I can do is cringe in embarrassment.

The best description of that show I've heard is: It's how really dumb people think really smart people act.


I think of it along the lines of that show that Ricky Gervais 'starred in' throughout Extras. LCD appealing, stupid catch phrasing and all.
 
2012-06-18 12:50:45 PM  

verbaltoxin: I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.


I don't know. Modern Family is actually funny.

PaisleyHunter: I like Modern Family, but I do not like Sophia Vegara. Her face is always scrunched up.


Wow. Speaking as a woman who's not typically into the whole living Goddess/trophy on a pedestal archetype, I have to say: Are you gay?
 
2012-06-18 12:52:10 PM  

bhcompy: towatchoverme: Side note:

I tried to get my ultimate team to do a "Whoa Bundy" before a game the other week, and everyone under the age of 30 gave me that blank look that you see in horses, staring over a fence.

Gave me a sad.

As someone who is under 30, I'll give you a Whoa Bundy any day of the week, but the Bundy curse might kill me before then


But if we murder you in a small village in England, the curse will be lifted!
 
2012-06-18 12:56:37 PM  

KatjaMouse: verbaltoxin: I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.

I don't know. Modern Family is actually funny.

PaisleyHunter: I like Modern Family, but I do not like Sophia Vegara. Her face is always scrunched up.

Wow. Speaking as a woman who's not typically into the whole living Goddess/trophy on a pedestal archetype, I have to say: Are you gay?


MF isn't trying to be edgy - it's got both broad and subtle humor that hits the mark most of the time. It's not the best comedy of all time, but it's a solid show overall.

As for Mrs. Vegara - I'm a gay dude, and if you don't think she is hot, then you're gayer than I am.
 
2012-06-18 01:08:45 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: KatjaMouse: verbaltoxin: I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.

I don't know. Modern Family is actually funny.

PaisleyHunter: I like Modern Family, but I do not like Sophia Vegara. Her face is always scrunched up.

Wow. Speaking as a woman who's not typically into the whole living Goddess/trophy on a pedestal archetype, I have to say: Are you gay?

MF isn't trying to be edgy - it's got both broad and subtle humor that hits the mark most of the time. It's not the best comedy of all time, but it's a solid show overall.

As for Mrs. Vegara - I'm a gay dude, and if you don't think she is hot, then you're gayer than I am.


I like the cut of your Jib, be it Gay or not, good Sir
 
2012-06-18 01:48:39 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Nothing will change until you start shopping.


To be fair, we don't buy a whole lot of stuff that is advertised on TV. We keep our cleaning products fairly basic, we don't eat much processed food, make our own baby food, we switched to cloth diapers, and hell even our vacuum cleaner was factory reconditioned.

/I have a connection there.
 
2012-06-18 02:09:51 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Paul Reiser, you live to see another day. But I'm (not) watching you, asshole.


i23.photobucket.com


Tax Boy: came for a sofia vergara picture thread, leaving disappointed.


i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-18 02:19:57 PM  

KatjaMouse: verbaltoxin: I'm still grinning over the fact that somebody actually thought Modern Family is marketed as "edgy." That couldn't be farther from the truth. It's probably the most plain oatmeal sitcom since Leave It to Beaver.

I don't know. Modern Family is actually funny.

PaisleyHunter: I like Modern Family, but I do not like Sophia Vegara. Her face is always scrunched up.

Wow. Speaking as a woman who's not typically into the whole living Goddess/trophy on a pedestal archetype, I have to say: Are you gay?


Im a straight female and i like looking at pretty women, but sofia does not do it for me. Im more of a christina hendricks type of girl. Her face is beautiful and not scrunchy.
 
2012-06-18 03:12:08 PM  

verbaltoxin: FriarReb98: I prefer Mike Heck to Phil Dunphy any day of the week, but that's more because I think Neil Flynn is great.

I don't watch The Middle often, but Mike Heck is how I picture myself when I am a father: constantly confused about what's happening in my house, and just wanting peace and quiet.


Neil Flynn is great but the actress that plays the irrepressible dork daughter Sue completely owns that show. The rest of the actors are just in supporting roles.
 
2012-06-18 03:12:12 PM  

verbaltoxin: FriarReb98: I prefer Mike Heck to Phil Dunphy any day of the week, but that's more because I think Neil Flynn is great.

I don't watch The Middle often, but Mike Heck is how I picture myself when I am a father: constantly confused about what's happening in my house, and just wanting peace and quiet.


The Middle is great. I fell in love with that family the first time I saw the show. It's the only family-centric sitcom I watch. That's not a judgement, I'm just not interested in them but this show has something about it.
 
2012-06-18 03:20:37 PM  
It is good to see some fathers in a more positive competent light. But movies and shows are usually just trying to be funny...and making fun of white men is super safe...like Loius CK says...so they go after us. No big deal.

And I like Modern Family, but I have unbelievably sh*tty taste in television shows so just feel a tad superior.
 
2012-06-18 07:59:30 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: MF isn't trying to be edgy - it's got both broad and subtle humor that hits the mark most of the time. It's not the best comedy of all time, but it's a solid show overall.


pretty much my thoughts as well. The only thing I dislike is when an episode is centered around the kids (excluding Sarah Hyland. The rest can't act for shiat.).
 
2012-06-18 08:03:39 PM  
"No kids 'Blind Side' was the black running back"
"Offensive Line."
"The African-American running back."
 
2012-06-18 08:33:51 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: The only thing I dislike is when an episode is centered around the kids (excluding Sarah Hyland. The rest can't act for shiat.).


Used to couldn't stand the boys but they grew on me this season. The rest of the cast is great. Only other network sitcoms I'll watch are Community, 30 Rock and New Girl(but that's just to see my girlfriend.)
 
2012-06-18 08:47:49 PM  

steve_wmn: verbaltoxin: FriarReb98: I prefer Mike Heck to Phil Dunphy any day of the week, but that's more because I think Neil Flynn is great.

I don't watch The Middle often, but Mike Heck is how I picture myself when I am a father: constantly confused about what's happening in my house, and just wanting peace and quiet.

Neil Flynn is great but the actress that plays the irrepressible dork daughter Sue completely owns that show. The rest of the actors are just in supporting roles.


(whisper) Supporting roles. (/whisper)
 
2012-06-18 08:56:05 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FeedTheCollapse: The only thing I dislike is when an episode is centered around the kids (excluding Sarah Hyland. The rest can't act for shiat.).

Used to couldn't stand the boys but they grew on me this season. The rest of the cast is great. Only other network sitcoms I'll watch are Community, 30 Rock and New Girl(but that's just to see my girlfriend.)


now that I think of it, it's mostly the characters than the actors playing the kids:

Luke is a bit hit or miss. He can be funny, but it kind of feels like they don't know what to do with him.

I never really liked Manny; he's a bit too contrived.

Alex is too smarmy to really like. I think they're going for "Smart person surrounded by dumb people" Lisa Simpson, but it kind of feels like Generic Grammar Nazi smarminess.

Lily isn't really present enough for me to really care about, though I'm not keen on the new adoption idea as it feels like New Baby Syndrome for TV shows. It also feels like an almost forgotten subplot, so it's just kind of weird when they mention their plans to adopt.
 
2012-06-18 09:19:41 PM  
I dig Modern Family, and The Middle. I don't watch a lot of family sitcoms, but I like it when the family actually seems to give a damn about each other, and the characters are likable at best, tolerable at worst. It's the reason I got turned off by Everybody Loves Raymond. It had it's funny moments, but I could never understand how that family could stand to be around each other so much, because they were all pretty terrible people, especially to each other.
 
2012-06-18 10:57:17 PM  

pjlawrence81: It's the reason I got turned off by Everybody Loves Raymond. It had it's funny moments, but I could never understand how that family could stand to be around each other so much, because they were all pretty terrible people, especially to each other.


You obviously aren't Italian. Raymond's family dynamics could easily be a doppleganger for my own.
 
2012-06-19 07:53:44 AM  

towatchoverme: As a dad who got up at 5 am to have a run, came back and walked the dog, fed the fish, made lunch for the kid (including a muffin I baked yesterday), made breakfast, got the kid to the bus, brought the SO tea in bed and then hauled my ass out the door for my AM commute to the office, I'm not only getting a kick out of these replies, and this article, I'm also getting a strong urge to punch Sarah Jessica "I don't know how she does it" Parker right in the flank.

/Not actually mad
//It's called being an adult, a surprising # of people have mastered it
///Except Hollywood, which thrives on stale tropes


You fed the fish?!? However did you manage? Did it take you three seconds or ten because you stopped to say good morning to the guppies?

/jk, just thought it was funny that you included that as part of your busy morning.
//also, to all, modern family is extremely funny and enjoyable
 
2012-06-19 10:08:54 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: You fed the fish?!? However did you manage? Did it take you three seconds or ten because you stopped to say good morning to the guppies?


I've got it down to a routine now :)

img.metro.co.uk

(yeah ... probably should have mentioned i have several aquariums ... )
 
2012-06-19 12:26:55 PM  

Mugato:
Do I have to report to some indoctrination center if I watched 3 episodes of the first season and hated it?


At least you watched more than one episode.

Your average FARKer will watch one episode, or typically a few minutes of one and then declare that "it sucks".
A lot of FARKers don't even bother to watch at all and will say something sucks based on the opinion written of the above FARKer-type.

/enjoys Modern Family but agrees the third season was a bit weak
//WTF is a "scrunchy face"?
 
2012-06-19 02:09:13 PM  
Not sure what is with the Modern Family hate from people like December and
Lipspinach.
I agree with peterhx-the first few seasons were better than the current one, but so what? Ed O'Neil and Ty Burrell are worth the price of admission.
 
2012-06-19 07:08:25 PM  

peterthx: //WTF is a "scrunchy face"?


I don't watch the show but I'll be damned if I will allow Sofia Vergara's name to be besmirched. I watched her on the spanish channel before you all saw her. Is that a hipster thing to say? Anyway she spoke spanish so she didn't have an annoying accent. Well she had an accent but it was appropriate.
 
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