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Modern Family: Virgin Territory

KIP MOONEY: With so many plates juggling this episode, you’d think a few would fall down just like Cam did. But everything was handled so beautifully, I’m still in a little bit of awe.

Do I wish Phil would have…

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Modern Family: Aunt Mommy Review

KIP MOONEY: Watching the latest episode of Modern Family – yet another winner in my book – I couldn’t help but be reminded of one its all-time greats, “Our Children, Ourselves.” That’s for two reasons: both revolved around Cam and…

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Modern Family

KIP MOONEY: I’m really going to try to look at this show with fresh eyes in the back half of this season. But I didn’t have to try that hard, because after ending the first half of the season on…

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Modern Family: Week 9 in Review

KIP MOONEY: At least they got the “Express” part right.

Tonight’s episode, titled “Christmas Express,” is far too busy to get nearly anything right. In fact, this is the first holiday episode the show hasn’t nailed. The complaints often lobbed…

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Modern Family: Week 5 in Review

KIP MOONEY: Misdirection. It’s a form of comedy that, if done well, puts you in an elite group with the Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, and the ZAZ team. While I don’t know if I’d necessarily call tonight’s episode “time capsule comedy,” it certainly used misdirection at series-best level. When it’s all said and done, this is probably going to be one of the top 10 episodes ever produced.


HOWARD MEGDAL:
Agree here with Kip- excellent use of guest stars (though poor Jennifer Tilly has not aged well.)
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Modern Family: Week 4 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I don’t know if I’d go on the record as saying this was one of Modern Family’s best episodes. I will go on the record as saying this had the most laughs per minute for me since “Good…

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Modern Family: Week 4 in Review

KIP MOONEY: Last year, it took a long time for me to warm up to the Haley-and-Alex team-up, but once it reached its resolution, I realized what the writers were doing, and saw that it was a great way to…

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Modern Family: Week 2 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I could be wrong about this, but I think Modern Family’s headed for a detour into the absurd in Season 3, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

After two seasons of doing their best—and almost always succeeding—to put…

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Review: The New Girl

ZOË RICE: Sitting down to watch New Girl, I kinda knew I was going to either love Zooey Deschanel in the role or hate her. Cuteness can go that way – and Deschanel is very cute. She’s stunning to look at with her million-dollar-gem sized eyes, milk skin, and thick, wavy dark hair, but wait – she’s quirky too! Off screen I dig that. I follow her fashions and enjoy her interviews. But for me on screen, her quirky cuteness mostly boiled down to: Oh my God, stop singing.

JESSICA BADER: Watching the pilot of New Girl, I kept thinking two things. One, this has the potential to be a fun, zeitgeist-capturing hit (the douchebag jar is genius). Two, the creative team needs to step away from the caffeine/sugar/whatever it was that made the show feel so frenetic – the little vignettes of Schmidt getting mocked at work for his pink tie and Coach yelling at the women in the exercise class he was teaching made my teeth hurt. Continue reading

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Modern Family: Season Finale

KIP MOONEY: There you have it, folks. Another season of one of the finest of all television comedies comes to a close. While there were definitely some rough patches, I can safely say this: Whether I continue to review this…

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