Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family. Written by
Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child from Vietnam. This is legally impossible as Vietnam's laws forbid a child to be adopted by single parents or same sex couples. They could still adopt the child illegally but then it would be impossible to bring it back to the States. See more »
For those still in withdrawal from the cancellation of Arrested
Development, let me write you a prescription: Modern Family.
The comparisons are obvious and with good reason. The postmodern comedy
for the 21 century was ushered in by The Office(UK) and Arrested
Development, but I, for one, doubted something could come along and
satiate my longing for another truly, original comedy.
Albeit, you may initially be wary to see yet another mockumentary-style
show, but by the end of the pilot, you'll be smiling/laughing way too
hard to stay cynical. Thus far, the plot lines have been really fresh
and the characters are so, for lack of a better word, lovable. This
show fulfills all my comedy needs, and I feel like I must resort to the
listing of relevant adjectives: Witty, dry, smart, outlandish, silly,
clever, cute, sarcastic, subtle, not-so subtle. HILARIOUS.
I hate to say it, but the laugh tracks and raw goofyness of classic
sitcoms like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' are obsolete and leave something
to be desired. You will find that something in Modern Family.
And who knows, maybe some of the more painfully funny and poignant
scenarios will reveal insight into the changing dynamics of both the
modern family and modern comedy.
Great show. Period.
And let's get it right this time around: don't cancel good TV shows.
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