Monday, November 16, 2015

What I’m Watching: Modern Family

Modern Family: Season 7, Episode 6 “The More You Ignore Me” (C+)

This was one of those episodes where I noticed the interviews with all of the characters more and felt that they were guiding the storyline more than it was guiding itself, which I don’t consider to be a good thing. It appears that, even with two weeks off, we haven’t lost this ducks plotline, and so that continues to be there in the background. What we get along with it is Luke being arrested and his car impounded, which led to Phil spending a long time on an automated call trying to get the car back and Luke feeling that the universe has turned against him since everyone in the world is finding luck with the ladies and he is not. It’s no surprise that his arrest record ultimately landed him just the attention he wanted. I didn’t expect to see Dylan preempt Haley and realize that she was breaking up with him because of his lack of sophistication and the fact that he’s not Andy, but I’m not sure where that leaves them. The other developments – Alex being spotted coming home under a few confusing circumstances, Jay trying to record his spot, Gloria remembering her recipe because of violent outbursts reminiscent of her childhood, and Mitchell considering whether or not to take a job offer with people he didn’t like – were all less than exciting, and nothing really landed. The end of this episode provided one of the more sentimental wrap-ups, trying to tie everything together and put a nice little educational family dynamic bow on it.

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