Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Modern Family (2009)
I had heard good things about ABC's "Modern Family," a non-traditional sitcom which avoids a laugh track and utilizes the same types of talking head interviews as "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." It's always tough to build an interest in new shows, so slowly, a huge backlog of episodes built up on my DVR's hard drive. During the holiday break, I began to watch the show and was immediately surprised that I was actually laughing aloud at something on network television. Imagine that: a sitcom which provokes laughter. Unheard of, these days. In addition to being funny, it's also quirky and offbeat, but not annoyingly so. Whatever the case, after a few weeks off the air due to the holidays, the show returns tonight. Be sure to watch.
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.