Modern Family: Season 1 Reviews

Top Critic
November 21, 2019
Good acting. Great writing. Human characters played by amazing actors.That might be the one twist network TV hasn't tried quite often enough.
Top Critic
September 23, 2009
Modern Family is good. Better than good. Really good.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 23, 2009
Our quick glimpses of the characters just being themselves suggests we'll see neurotic, blockheaded, charming, poignant and funny. In a sitcom, funny is good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2009
Modern Family has single-handedly brought the family comedy back from the dead.
September 23, 2009
[Ed] O'Neill's presence on Modern Family signals that this highly agreeable new sitcom, upscale though it is, follows Married ... With Children's line of pop commentary, singing America as it is, deliberately off-key.
September 23, 2009
Easily the new season's best comedy pilot, Modern Family deftly serves up laughs on multiple levels.
September 23, 2009
It's been awhile since any half-hour comedy came blazing out of the gate to declare itself with such speed and so many layers of pure seduction as Modern Family.
September 23, 2009
The writers and producers have found sharp new angles for tales of the great American family, and they juxtapose them in smart, savory ways.
September 23, 2009
Modern Family finds its humor in the variety and eccentricity of the characters.
September 23, 2009
Modern Family has as assured and entertaining a start as you could hope for.
September 23, 2009
The best new half-hour of funny television in a season rife with half-hours of funny television.
September 23, 2009
Modern Family is unique in the way it juggles so many players so deftly and makes every member of the cast a vivid, complex character. Oh, and it's really funny, too.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 23, 2009
This fast-paced mockumentary perfectly captures the experience of parenthood: chaotic and embarrassing.
September 23, 2009
In a fall season surprisingly flush with good sitcoms, the best new comedy by far - and it's not that close of a race - is Modern Family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 23, 2009
The themes about family life and its stresses are nothing new, but you couldn't ask for better execution.
September 23, 2009
Don't touch that remote, because things get very funny, very quickly.
September 23, 2009
This is the funniest sitcom pilot of the fall.
September 23, 2009
If it can fulfill its promise, it could just be the show ABC needs to spark a sitcom renaissance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4