Sunday, May 24, 2015

What I’m Watching: Modern Family (Season Finale)

Modern Family: Season 6, Episode 24 “American Skyper” (B-)

This wasn’t a terrible season finale, with a few entertaining plotlines and lines mixed in to otherwise unimpressive scenarios. There was also a good deal of sweetness included, particularly with Alex, who got an amazing heartfelt gift from Mitchell and then an extremely generous one from Jay, and still told Claire that she didn’t need anything from her but instead wanted to invite her to come with her to Europe. I think I enjoyed Haley’s storyline most since she’s rarely more aware than everyone else around her. In this case, however, she was the only one who realized that Beth straight up hated her and might be crazy. Phil was on fire with the robot humor, and it was very funny that his audio cut out just as Haley and Andy were embracing and he realized that they actually had feelings for each other right before Andy was set to propose to Beth. It’s good, if nothing else, to see Mitchell relaxing, enjoying his time off with his new pal in the park, playing checkers and spending hours on a memory book for Alex, and fortunately Cam’s affair suspicions didn’t take him too far off the ledge. Jay suspecting Gloria’s cousin of stealing from them provided a few humorous moments of translation but otherwise nothing too worthwhile. This episode was emblematic of a lackluster season, even if it was slightly better than most of the installments throughout the past year. This show will be back for another season and surely plenty more, and I’m not sure if it will ever be the consistent, creative show it once was.

Season grade: C+
Season MVP: Ty Burrell

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