‘Modern Family’ is an American television mockumentary sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett’s family includes his second wife, his son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children.
Each character has its own charm and is so important to bring together the whole essence of the story-line. To the people who haven’t watched Modern Family yet, here’s why you need to watch it ASAP.
1) Phil Dunphy
Phil Dunphy is Claire’s husband of 16 years who sees himself as the “cool dad.” He dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids, even sometimes going to the extreme. He is seen as very competitive, but he also has a very child-like attitude. The show cant be the same without Phil and his clumsy but adorable tactics. You are going to fall in love with this dotting dad.
2) Claire Dunphy
Claire Dunphy is the daughter of Jay, and Mitchell’s older sister. She is very intuitive, very active, sometimes controlling, extremely competitive, and also the somewhat overprotective mother of the Dunphy family’s three very different children. She is often exhausted from the stress created by her family, but is still a loving super mom. When it comes to her kids she has difficulty controlling Haley’s hormones, Alex’s manipulative nature, and Luke’s lack of common sense.
Haley Dunphy is the first-born of Claire and Phil. She is your stereotypical teenager, obsessed with her reputation, looks, and popularity. She constantly bickers with her parents and younger siblings, but does show to generally love and care about her whole family. She is also very ditzy, doesn’t think things through, but you can’t help but fall in love with her.
4) Alex Dunphy
Alex Dunphy is the youngest daughter of Claire and Phil Dunphy. She is proudly the most cunning and brainy of the three siblings. Alex is the gravitational center of intelligence of the whole Modern Family.
5) Luke Dunphy
The youngest child of Claire and Phil, is Luke Dunphy, who is usually off doing his own thing. At times, he can be a trouble maker, once shooting his sister with a toy gun and getting into a fight with Manny at school. Like most children, Luke is very innocent and does not always understand the repercussions of his actions.
But you cant not love the father-son chemistry. Its so hilarious.
6) Jay Pritchett
Jay Pritchett, is the head of the family and father of Claire and Mitchell. He is married to Gloria, a stepfather to Manny, and recently a new father to surprise Fulgencio “Joseph” Pritchett. He is much older than Gloria and is often mistaken for her father. Most of the time Jay manages to tolerate Manny’s sensitivity and Gloria’s attitude. Although he usually acts tough, he has a huge soft spot, and values all of his extended family members.
7) Gloria Pritchett
Gloria Pritchett is the feisty, loud-mouthed, fun-loving Colombian wife of Jay. She is a mother to her teenage son Manny and also her recent surprise Fulgencio “Joesph” Pritchett. She is much younger than Jay, which doesn’t matter to her, she is happy being a loving wife and mother. She is also known to say whatever is on her mind, despite if it hurts another’s feelings!
8) Manny Delgado
Manny Delgado is Gloria’s son from her first marriage, who is very outgoing and very confident. He is very mature and intuitive for his age and is often shown doing adult-like things. He has inherited his mother’s passion for life which causes him to be very romantic.
9) Mitchell Pritchett
Mitchell Pritchett is the son of Jay, and he is very level headed and mature. He is a lawyer and his partner is Cam. At most times he is the exact opposite of Cameron which usually causes disagreements. Cameron acts as a counterbalance to Mitchell’s uptight, worrying ways. Because of his mild-mannered, uptight nature, he is sometimes embarrassed by Cameron’s flamboyance. He holds the whole Modern Family drama together.
10) Cameron Tucker
Cameron, Mitchell’s partner, has a bubbly and outgoing personality and is considered a stereotypical gay man. He used to act as a stay at home dad to Lily, though he has resumed teaching music or sports at Manny and Luke’s school. In addition to being a great dad, we learn that Cam is extremely crafty, an experienced drummer, and is even a clown.
P.S.: He can be extremely dramatic at most times.
11) Lily Pritchett
Lily, daughter of Mitch and Cam is Asian and seems to know a bit too much about everything. She is smart and funny and a sheer delight to watch. We see her coming across as totally unpredictable and hilarious.
12) Joe Pritchett
Son of Gloria and jay, this little new fella is a great addition to the show. He is tiny but has a smart mouth and usually learns from his mom Gloria and his dad Jay. He is growing up to be a smart young man as we can see! He is the charm of Modern Family.
Do watch the show and let us know how you like it. It is a perfect balance of humour and emotions which get to us. One moment you’ll be laughing your heads off and the other moment you’ll relate so much to it you wish the show never ends.You can find Modern Family on HotStar. Its on the 8th season now, 9th should start soon.
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