Modern Family

The Best Television Shows of 2011 | 10 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.

The Best TV Shows of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


In Defense of Modern Family's Writers | 24 Mar 2014 // 9:30 PM

When the actors of ABC's most successful series in years were forced to file a lawsuit, the minds behind the dialogue took an entire episode to make their points known.


'Modern Family: Season Two' Primes the Pump for Season Three | 18 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM

Modern Family hit its stride during a wildly successful second season, and this DVD set shows how and why.

'Modern Family': A Bubbly, 'Soap'-Style Ensemble | 29 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM

Modern Family is trying, and mostly succeeding, to be all things to all audiences: an Arrested Development for the Two and a Half Men crowd.


Modern Family’s "The Kiss": The Fundamental Things Apply | 13 Oct 2010 // 3:30 AM

Modern Family's adorable gay couple finally showed a little onscreen PDA.

All in the Modern Family | 5 Feb 2010 // 9:00 AM

Modern Family is more than just a very funny show. It also takes a step toward rescuing the sitcom family from the mean-spirited vein it has been stuck in for more than a decade.


Grade them T for terrific | 14 May 2010 // 1:26 AM

LOS ANGELES — Giving a television show a glowing review is, essentially, an act of hope. Unlike critics of other genres, those of us reviewing television

Network television is tuned in to families these days | 31 Mar 2010 // 1:05 AM

For a while there, it looked like family television was dead. In answer to the hard-R rating of cable, both network dramas and comedies became

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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