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Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 18

KIP MOONEY: As season two draws to a close (we only have two episodes left to review–my how time flies), I think this week’s episode will be my favorite. It’s not necessarily the funniest (that would be “Halloween”) or the most humane (“Two Monkeys and a Panda”), but managed to pull off a rare feat–having its characters grow.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Agreed, and what Modern Family consistently does is take the situations that have been distorted beyond the point of humor by lesser sitcoms and infuse reality into them. Not that it is a snapshot of real life or anything, but it does provide the actual fears and motivations that drive people within their comic situations. Continue reading

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Best Friends: Magnificient? Or Menace?

AKIE BERMISS: Say what you will about sex, drugs, money and fame — I think the greatest currency on the planet is friendship. You can’t get no where with out the stout support of your friends. Even horrible, psychotic criminals and terrorists have friends. People that they confide in, spend time with, and depend on. I guess in broad sense that could include quite a few people, but I think most of us have a discreet upper echelon of friends for whom all things are forgivable and with whom all things are better enjoyed. Those are our friends. Our good friends.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I was frankly terrified by the recent New York Times article which discussed ways in which parents and teachers are encouraging their children to be friends with “everyone” rather than having one particular best friend. Continue reading

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