Blu-ray Review: Emmy Award-Winning Season of ABC Hit ‘Modern Family’

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CHICAGO – In the days since this year’s Emmys, I’ve been probably asked this question more than any other — “Do you think Modern Family is the best comedy on TV?” The answer is an undeniable no. But I usually add the disclaimer that this doesn’t mean it’s not a good show. It may not have been the best choice for the 2011-12 season (that would be “Louie,” “Girls,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Veep,” or “Community”) but it also wasn’t the worst. What often happens is that shows that win Emmys three years in a row become so un-hip in certain circles that the backlash exaggerates their negative qualities. There is still some very funny material on the third season release of “Modern Family” and the cast is undeniably one of the best on TV. Blu-ray rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

It helps that Fox typically treats their hit show so well with strong Blu-ray editions that include featurettes and what everyone loves on their favorite comedy — deleted scenes. It’s also nice that Fox simply chooses to release “Modern Family” in HD. More studios should follow suit as far too many still assume that sitcom fans only want their favorite shows in standard definition (Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros. do it far too often with their sitcoms).

It’s up to you to decide if you agree with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences but I would advise that those of you who have completely dismissed the show as “well, it’s not THAT good” give it another look. No, it may not be the best comedy on TV but it’s far from the worst.

Modern Family: The Complete Third Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012
Modern Family: The Complete Third Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012
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Join TV’s #1 family for another hilarious and refreshingly original season of Modern Family, winner of eleven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row! As the extended Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces an uproariously unpredictable array of family vacations, holiday hassles, troublesome in-laws, and surprising secrets, they still somehow manage to thrive together as one big, loving family - even as they drive each other absolutely insane! Season Three features a hilarious gag reel and never-before-seen couch confessions that will make you laugh out loud and remind you why viewers and critics alike have fallen in love with this thoroughly Modern Family.

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Special Features:
o Deleted And Alternate Scenes
o Destination: Wyoming
o A Day On The Set With Ty
o Adventures Of The Modern Family Kids
o A Modern Family Christmas
o Driving Lessons
o Ed O’Neill Gets a Star
o Modern Family goes To Disneyland Resort
o Gag Reel

“Modern Family: The Complete Third Season” was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012. content director Brian Tallerico

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