I’m obsessed with T.V shows and you can read about why that is, in my blog post from last year titled T.V Fanatic or Movie Maniac. (https://sydneydxb.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/t-v-fanatic-or-movie-maniac/ )
Of late, I have been glued to my T.V set watching and re-watching episodes from my current favourite show, Modern Family. If you haven’t yet heard of this delightful series, chances are you don’t watch T.V at all. The show has captivated a global audience and has been sweeping away awards for the last three years. I suggest you download a couple of episodes and give the show a shot – mark my words: You’ll fall in love with it.
So why is it that the show has grown in popularity over the last three seasons? Sure, it’s entertaining. It’s funny. And the convoluted circumstances cooked up by the writers and played out by the genius cast are pure perfection. But is that really enough? Or does Modern Family have something that other shows don’t have – Heart? The answer my friends, is YES – Modern Family is all heart. This kind of show cannot be manipulated with and cannot be cut to fill pre-determined sitcom status quos. Modern Family is as real as real can get. People often say, true life is always more interesting than fiction and the great thing about the show is that in its fiction, it manages to strike a chord that’s true in me and in so many of us all over the world.
Family is the most important thing in the world to me and this series about a dysfunctional family that loves each other intensely and passionately has struck a chord with millions like me world over. Like any form of art, the best shows are the ones that you can identify with, the one’s that give you a glimpse of a side of you that you knew existed but couldn’t explain. A good show will leave you feeling like you’ve watched people go through situations and instances just like you face every day. Modern Family does all that and more and the icing on the cake is that it’s so bloody entertaining!
In the larger scheme of things, I know TV shows really don’t matter. But those special little moments in Modern Family are significant to me, and I assume or a lot of other people, especially since the show has reached dizzying heights of success.It gets us right at the heart of things and makes us appreciate the little oddities and eccentricities we all love to hate about our loved ones. In its humor and through its levity it manages to touch us and in the end that is what makes the difference.