- Ed O’Neil (Jay Pritchett), Sophia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado) Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy), Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy), Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy) Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett), Eric Stonestreet (Cam Tucker), Aubrey Anderson Emmons (Lilly Tucker-Pritchett)
Indeed, ABC’S Modern Family has been renewed for a fourth season which is currently set to debut this Fall. The Emmy award swimming series with top ratings was one along four series which were given early renewals back in March, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
A full synopsis of the series which I only recently had the chance to view has been placed below. The show will be covered extensively on the blog and will be one of the site’s prominent elements in the coming months.
Modern Family examines what it means to be a family in modern day America by portraying a diverse American familythrough the form of momentary type storytelling. The patriarch of the family, Jay Pritchett is a wealthy, old aged yet highly uptight business, man who remarried a passionate, assertive and much younger Columbian women named Gloria, after a failed marriage. Jay must now try to keep up with the energy which his much younger wife has while trying to help her raise her preteen son, Manny, a 11 year old boy who is highly intelligent for his age yet a person who is a romantic. All the while Jay tries to do his best to respect his wife’s Columbian heritage which often clashes in this unique type of interracial marriage.
Meanwhile, there is Claire Dunphy, who is Jay’s uptight and highly anxious daughter . She is married to Phill Dumphy a successful yet klutzy real estate agent and a recognized cool dad .Together the two have raised three children. The eldest is Haley , a highly independent and sociable 17 year old girl , Alex, a 15 year old girl who is socially awkward but a very bright student and Luke, a highly inattentive yet innocent and adorable 11 year old.
The final tree to the family is Mitchell ,Jay’s gay son who is an uptight yet brilliant lawyer. He has been involved in a long term relationship with Cameron Tucker for the past five years, a man who was raised in a farm in Missouri. Together the two have adapted a Vietnamese baby, Lilly and must navigate through the challenges of being first time parents while coping with the additional challenge of interacting with others who can be critical of their unconventional yet passionate relationship.
With themes such as homosexual relationships, interracial marriage, awkward teenagers , raising children , parenting, some obsessive compulsive characters and more the series definitely resonates with a diverse group of audiences who have often experienced the highly comedic yet common experiences in the portrayals on the show. Indeed there are many intriguing yet increasingly relatable situations on the show, from Claire’s disapproval towards Haley’s boyfriend, Dylan and her consequent desire to control her daughter’s life to issues such as Gloria’s conflict with Jay about having fireworks at Christmas as per Columbian tradition as well as issues such Cam’s insecurity about being treated as a woman by Mitchell as a result of his[Cam’s] more feminine behaviour. Such situations allow for the show to convey the strength of family even when there is such a range in diversity which strikes highly amusing yet simultaneously sensitive conflicts. The award winning sitcom has truly witty writing which brings about exceptional performances from the ensemble cast , which each member in the family can resonate with in some way and thus enjoy a few laughs.
With the show having just finished airing its third season on ABC, viewers discovered that Mitch and Cam were unsuccessful in adapting a baby as a result of an unexpected surprise , but it turns out that Gloria has now found herself pregnant. Meanwhile, Haley revealed her surprising plans to move in with Dylan now that she had secured a part time job at the Gap, but was surprised with the sudden turn of events which changed when she discovers that Luke had been hiding her letter of acceptance to college.
Below, is a slideshow which essentially , briefly summarizes the major development s and plotlines as well as other notable moments which occurred in the show throughout the previous third season. A great way to way to reflect on the developments of the past seasons we await for the impending fourth season.
Share your predictions and/ or aspirations for the fourth season as well as your favorite parts of the slideshow in the comments section, below.
Thank you to Zaynab 29, the blog ‘s General Project Assistant for performing the captions on the official cast photo.
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