September 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm #224202
Season 3 kicks off at a dude ranch on Wednesday at 9 with two back-to-back episodes.
Fresh off the five Emmy’s.
Discuss.September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm #224204
I hope this season brings them back from the sophomore slump. I think that they relied way too much on misunderstandings and it became very formulaic. I think that they have to bring Cameron back from that annoying diva personality and get over Sofia Vergara’s accent (at least they finished that Phil’s crush on Gloria thing). Overall, I’m excited for this season and I hope they are successful. From what I read they are going to try out new pairs which I am excited for, like Mitchell and Luke, Alex and Lily, and (my favorite) Jay and Phil. Overall, I’m excited for this season and I hope they are successful.
Pritchetts FTW! Next year.September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm #224205
Alex and Lily? That will be good.September 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm #224206
Episode 3×01: “Dude Ranch”
While vacationing at Lost Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the three families try their hands at a little cattle hearding, skeet shooting and horseback riding; there are also some big firsts, a huge surprise and an actual face-off between Jay and a cowboy named Hank.
Episode 3×02: “When Good Kids Goes Bad”
Mitchell and Cameron plan an evening with the whole family to break the happy news that they’re attempting to adopt another child. However, things go wrong when they realize Lily may not take well to another baby in the house. Meanwhile, Claire and Jay are eached focused with proving a point.September 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm #224207
This was a good premiere (much better than last season’s premiere). The first episode was the better of the two. It took a few minutes to get the storylines going but they all payed off in the end (except the conclusion to Hayley and her boyfriend’s storyline which had a lot of potential after that hysterical proposal scene). The standoff scene was the best part of that episode. Burrell and O’Neill both nailed that scene (I loved the “I will only be checking somewhat satisfied on the comment card” line). However, the best storyline in the first episode belonged to Alex and the obnoxious kid from New York.
2nd episode didn’t really shine until the hilarious end scene that resolved everyone’s issues. I loved the initial interrogation scene and Cam’s presentation for announcing the adoption. Best line was Luke’s line to Lilly: “This isn’t over”. Speaking of which the New Lilly will definitely take some time getting used to if I get used to her at all. Her sudden ability to talk perfectly seemed awkward.
The one thing I really did not like about these 2 episodes were that they completely wasted Sofia Vergara. They went back to the old and tiresome accent jokes.
When Good Kids Go Bad=7.5/10September 22, 2011 at 3:06 am #224208
For me the first episode was okay, I just think the pacing was off and a lot of the jokes didn’t work. Alex’s story line was meant to set her up as an adult and The son in law story line was great, but it ended so abruptly. My favorite was Mitchell and Lukes story line. Ferguson was hilarious and that dive was great physical comedy. Sofia was hilarious with the yelling, but ferguson was the best IMHO. The second half was the real season premiere for me. It was much better, and the pacing was better as well. I liked the concept of Phil and Claire’s story line, but Phil cam off as extremely annoying and so did Claire at the end. Cameron and mitchell’s story line was good, but the ending was rushed. Jay and Gloria had the best story line, it started off a little fast, but it was really great, it was the only one that really worked for me. I know she’ll probably have better later on, but this could be Vergara’s tape.
“Dude Ranch”: B MVP: Ferguson
“When Good Kids Go Bad”: B+ MVP: Vergara
Season 3 Grades:
1. “Dude Ranch”: B MVP: Ferguson
2. “When Good Kids Go Bad”: B+ MVP: VergaraSeptember 22, 2011 at 6:58 am #224209
I didn’t really like the first episode. A lot of the jokes fell flat. Julie Bowen did shine however, as did Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
The second episode was ALOT better. Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet really shined in this episode. Eric is, IMO, the funniest male on this show.
Grade for “Dude Rach”: B- MVP: Bowen
Grade for “When Good Kids Go Bad”: A- MVP: Stonestreet
Season 3 Grades:
1.”Dude Ranch”: B- MVP: Bowen
2.”When Good Kids Go Bad”: A- MVP: StonestreetSeptember 22, 2011 at 8:31 am #224210
My first post on the new site!
Like I said on the old forum, the first episode was too rushed, I wish they would’ve done a one hour premiere on the Ranch and leave When Kids Go Back as the third episode of the season. Sofia Vergara was completely wasted and annoying, it’s starting to get embarrassing. Yes she has an accent and can be loud, we get it. She deserves better.
The second episode was a bit tighter, the storylines worked, but not a lot of laughs either.
Stonestreet was the standout in both. Nolan Gould is amazing as Luke, I loved his “this isn’t over” with Lilly.
Grade for both: B-/C+ (changed my grades from the original post, those didn’t make sense)September 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm #224211
liked the first episode but felt that it should’ve been two parts, felt a little rushed. The second episode was like old Modern Family again!
“Dude Ranch”: B
“When Good Kids Go Bad”: A-September 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm #224212
The first episode didn`t seem to flow as smoothly as the second. I felt the second episode was a much better episode overall. There were more laughs, and the storylines were better. In the first two episodes I think Burrell and Stonestreet stood out the most.
“Dude Ranch”: C+
“When Good Kids Go Bad”: B+September 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm #224213
It was a very smart idea for ABC to give us two episodes back-to-back, considering how “Dude Ranch” on its own would not have made for a very strong season premiere. Like most people, I definitely enjoyed “When Good Kids Go Bad” more than what felt like the obligatory family trip episode (that being said, I really enjoyed the pairing of “Airport 2010” and “Hawaii”). And that fumbled announcement scene with the whole family is a great example of the show doing what it does best, bringing its tremendous ensemble together under one roof and letting their three episode-plots collide.September 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm #224214
“Dude Rance”: B+
MVP: Julie Bowen
Parts of this season premiere definitely don’t work. Sofia Vergara spends most of the episode obnoxiously screaming, proving that the writers didn’t use their summer vacation to find better ways to use her character. Alex’s first kiss is rushed and with an obnoxious Jersey Shore imitator that is the type of cheap characterization this show should be above. However, much did work. Everything with Dylan was hilarious, Julie Bowen knocked “Bossy” Clare out of the park, Mitch’s desire to be more masculine was poignant, and Phil and Jay’s relationship was amusingly explored.
“When Good Kids Go Bad”: A-
After a bit of a slow start, this episode starts to flow in the effortless, farcical, and clever way that marks the show’s best episodes. Fresh laughs continue to be milked from Mitch and Cam deciding to adopt a baby boy and Clare’s neuroses being resented by the family, while Jay and Gloria struggle with how to handle Manny’s theft. The final scene in which the intergenerational transmission of character flaws is perfectly structured and proves that the two-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series still has it.
Season Three Summary:
3-1.) “Dude Ranch”: B+; MVP: Bowen
3-2.) “When Good Kids Go Bad”: A-; MVP: FergusonSeptember 25, 2011 at 12:11 am #224215
“Dude Ranch” sucked. Period. That was the premiere episode, really? It was not good tv and Modern Family is better than that. That episode was obnoxiously bad and it stung because it was just coming of the best comedy Emmy win. HAHAHA LISTEN TO GLORIA SCREAM IN HER FUNNY ACCENT! LOLOLOL. Yeah, okay, that joke is played out. It’s not funny anymore.
“When Good Kids Go Bad” was far better, but I’m not entirely okay with Lily being a brat. I loved stoic non-emotional Lily, so this new kid is not one I’ll easily accept. And it’s not because she’s not adorable, but because Cam and Mitchell are crazy people (which is what makes them funny), but I don’t want them to have a crazy kid too…AND THEY’RE GETTING ANOTHER? Dear Lord. And it’s such a trope, but babies destroy the funny on sitcoms. They don’t need another.
I really like this show, but I thought the 2nd season left a lot to be desired. I think I’m craving a story arc…is that even possible with this show? Or is the adoption of a new baby for Cam and Mitchell the arc?
I’m not at all emotionally attached to these characters.September 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm #224216
I loved the vacation episode more than the one that followed. Minority I guess. And these two episodes proved why Julie Bowen is an Emmy winner. She just slayed everything.
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