September 22, 2014 at 10:24 am #334150
Five-time Outstanding Comedy Series winner Modern Family returns with Season 6 this Wednesday, September 24th, on ABC.
Epsiode 1: The Long Honeymoon
Cameron isn’t ready to conclude his honeymoon with Mitchell after their
wedding. Gloria takes Jay to task over his appearance. The Dunphys must ready
themselves for the return to school.September 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm #334152
Looking forward to it!September 24, 2014 at 1:00 am #334153
Wow. How riveting.September 24, 2014 at 1:14 am #334154
Sofia Vergara coming for that Emmy nomination!September 24, 2014 at 1:19 am #334155
i’m hoping that this season is at least the standard of last season and don’t dip back into season 4’s standard.September 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm #334156
This was as awful as I imagined it would be from the previews on facebook. So much wasted potential.
Cam and Mitchell are fighting! Again. Jay and Gloria are picking at each other! Again. The Dunphys are acting like crazy people! And while this is a new one, it fell so flat. Over the top, silly and dull.
This is not a good start. I feel so bad after watching this, cause this is the show that holds the record of most Series Emmys.
Grade: C-September 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm #334157
The thing about Modern Family is: From now onwards, critics/viewers are gonna have that 5 consecutive Emmys hanging over their heads. Which is beside the point if you ask me.
I’d give it a B-. For a season opener, it was somewhat lasckluster. And it was totally a re-working of their RV storyline in “Games People Play” from Season 4. Rehashed and not much else added.
IMO, the best thing about this episode was Julie Bowen’s new haircut. That’s the only thing i remembered after the credits roled. LOL
The MVP for me is defitnely Lily with her oneliners and that facial expression. She totally had me with “Just a thought: Maybe we should stop doing these?”
For every 24 episodes this show churns out every season, they pretty much always deliver at least 6 amazing episodes. ALWAYS. Their 5 emmys are testiment to that.
So all is not lost.September 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm #334158
Cam and his behavior was insane! Going to Mitchell’s place of work and having those double entendres for the whole office. Yikes. I think the web cam shots at the end were funny.September 25, 2014 at 6:00 am #334159
Eric Stonestreet stole this episode from everyone. He was my fav part.
My grade: BSeptember 25, 2014 at 10:06 am #334160
This was a very funny premiere. I don’t see what was so horrible about it. My favorite scenes were with Alex returning home and bringing bad luck to the Dunphys, but all of the main storylines had great comedic moments. Cameron going overboard post-honeymoon was fun, and of course Mitchell would react in the way that he did over those outward displays of affection. All of the Valentine’s gags at the house were well-staged (with Lily stealing the show like she usually does). Haley inadvertently giving her web subscribers a peep show, Phil’s botched magic show stuff, Jay’s new glasses, Claire burning “War & Peace” in the oven, etc. Even a seemingly throwaway C-plot of Jay and Gloria sparring over appearances gave us deglam Sofia Vergara, which was insanely gold. This is the kind of gags-inspired comedy that might get her back in the Emmy race next year in supporting actress in a comedy series if more of this is on tap for Gloria this season. If this show has to have five consecutive Emmy wins in Comedy Series, there are far worse episodes that they could have come up with for a season premiere than this (and let’s be clear, they have made far worse season premieres than this one, like the one where they all went to that dude ranch, smh). I’m more irked Jesse Tyler Ferguson still doesn’t have an Emmy for this character while other members of the cast have two a piece, which is almost greedy at this stage of the game. Anyways, fun premiere. Season 6!
Grade for “The Long Honeymoon”: A-September 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm #334161
I will agree that even though this might not be one of the strongest episodes, it was still a pretty funny one. I especially loved the scenes at the end with the great physical comedy from the Dunphys with the freak outs. And the credits scene was funny, especially when we realised that only not Haley but Claire and Phil have exposed themselves. haha. anyway not too bad a premiere. hope they churn out funnier episodes this seasonSeptember 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm #334162
If you forget that the show won 5 consecutive comedy Emmys, you’ll probably be more objective in your evaluation.
I thought it was pretty good — a few moments fell flat, but a few things were funny. The Dunphy plot was charming, but we’ve seen it all before. If Sofia Vergara is nominated, she could submit this to show a different side of her character (because we all know Bowen is safe). Mitch and Cam’s story was, well, very typical. Let’s hope we’re not seeing the beginning of Cam the Shrew again.
And the tag was glorious! One of the best of the entire series.
(B-)September 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm #334163
I thought the first half was mediocer, but the second half was great, the set up button present thing, the webcam, the poisonous pie loool.September 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm #334164
One of the worst episodes they have ever produced. Not one thing that happened made sense, and much of it was repetitive of so many themes/plotlines they always use. Very, very disappointing.September 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm #334165
I liked this first episode, and it was a good way of getting through the summer, which they always have trouble doing, but always do to make sure the kids age at the right times (I assume that’s the reason). I for one actually liked the Cam/Mitch plotline, but mostly because of the scene with all the reveals in their house. I always prefer episodes that connect the whole family, or at least two thirds of it, but for one that really didn’t, it was enjoyable.