The sitcom Modern Family inspires and intrigues me because of how culturally advanced it is in terms of relationships. Specifically within the relationships of the show, there is a gay couple who have adopted a child, there is an older man who remarries a younger woman and becomes the stepfather to her child and they become a blended family, and there is a nuclear white middle-class family with three siblings that represent the broad spectrum of behavior in teenagers. All of these relationships exist within our society and I find it intriguing that they can be blended together to form a sitcom that appeals to the masses.
The diverse dynamics of each relationship throughout the show draw attention to current issues such as gay marriage, adoption, divorce and remarrying, Stepparenting, living with siblings and the rollercoaster of tensions within dynamics families like the ones seen in Modern Family. Considering all of the complex family dynamics, these controversial (to some) relationships are brought to light by the immense and humor packed dialogue and monologue of its characters. Just as its sitcom title suggests, Modern Family attempts and successfully creates a modern sitcom that is relatable on all spectrums of relationships. The viewer is subjected to an inside view of a modern family and its own dynamics and the modern family includes all members: a grandfather, husband and wife, wife and her second husband, two uncles, grandchildren and cousins.
This witty sitcom allows viewers to experience a truly modern family and to watch the way its characters interact with each other and evolve in their own relationships. The highs and lows are leveled out with clever humor, good intentions and acceptance for all types of relationships among human beings.