Modern Family: The Complete Third Season

Blu-Ray Reviews | Oct 13th, 2012

Starring: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodrigez, David Cross, Kevin Hart
Created By: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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I’ve been a fan of Modern Family since day 1. It’s one of the best comedies out there right now, but unfortunately the third season isn’t as good as the first two. Modern Family is still a funny series but at times it feels like a sitcom cliche that resembles Full House.

Modern Family’s second season didn’t really have cliffhangers so the third season starts off with your typical vacation episode. They go to a country ranch where Gloria can’t hear because of the plane ride, and proceeds to get hit on by a cowboy. Jay tries to man up to confront the guy. I don’t know what else happened on the episode but it was one of the weaker episodes of the season. Some of the episodes are about Cam and Mitchell trying to adopt a boy, Claire tries to become a city councilman, Gloria tries to get Jay to salsa dance with her, the family tries to have a rushed Christmas, Phil thinks he’s dying after his doctor leaves a cryptic message, Cameron celebrates his leap day birthday, Luke’s old man friend dies, the family visits Disneyland and the cliff hanging finale, Gloria gets pregnant.

This season had it’s ups and downs. I still watched every episode and enjoyed most of them, but this season wasn’t as good as the first two seasons. The opening one was a stinko, and sometimes the show gets too serious for my liking at the end. That’s why I referenced Full House because it just feels like some episodes they need to have these life lessons at the end. “Well Michelle, what did you learn today…”

But with the negatives out of the way, I still think this is one of the best comedies on TV. I said one of the best, not THE best. The cast is what makes the show. Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara are the funniest characters to me. Obviously I like Sofia for more than just being funny. Nolan Gould’s Luke is pretty funny too. At one point, I can’t stand how old Manny thinks he is, but at the same time that’s the whole joke. Another aspect of the show I always like is how relatable the characters and situations they get into are. A few people already have said I will be like Ty Burrell’s Phil when I have kids. Yeah, I can see it haha. I really like the Disneyland episode, just because I loved doing that with my family when I was younger.

The special features on the Blu-Ray include some deleted and alternate scenes, featurettes on Wyoming and Disneyland, being on set with Ty. Then you have a gag reel and some more featurettes. I loved watching the featurette on Disneyland and how they all wanted to know if they had time to ride Space Mountain. I also liked watching the gag reel; those things never get old for me. The episodes looked excellent on Blu-Ray; really crisp and clear and not much grain.

Modern Family Season 3 is considered the best comedy according to the Emmys. I think it was a funny season, but nowhere as good as Seasons 1 and 2. From what I’ve seen of season 4 so far, the show is off to a better start!

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

Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

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English, Spanish, French

Bottom Line: A funny season but not as good as Seasons 1 and 2
Running Time: 484 mins
Rating: NR
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