This week we grabbed a sneak peek at ABC’s new single-camera comedy Modern Family — and scoped the type of promotion the network was doing for it. Well, we watched the show last night (you didn’t?!), and we can fess up: We loved it.
More importantly, we love the gays! Played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who is a real gay!) and Eric Stonestreet, Mitchell and Cameron are adorable. Mitchell is the uptight mess; Cameron is the bearish dramatic one. (And neither one reminds of us Will or Jack.) And then there’s the new Vietnamese adopted daughter to bring the whole family together. This isn’t a show about homophobia (although it’s already been included in one set of punchlines), but about the neuroses of your average divorced-cross-generational-interracial family that happens to have two gays dads. Please, tell us you can relate.
Which is why we’re perfectly fine with ABC exploiting the gay jokes in their promotions.
(Thanks for the pic, Eliot!)