So it’s a few weeks into Modern Family. It, along with Cougar Town and The Middle, have already been picked up for the full season. Surprising, since none of the shows are very good.
The Middle and Hank were so average–not funny or unique–that I wasn’t even interested in trying a second episode. And considering the amount and variety of television shows I watch, that’s saying something. Hank has not been given a quick pick up like the others and will likely be replaced.
Cougar Town was even worse than those two, it was even less interesting and funny that the others. Courtney Cox is just not doing well in the TV shows after Friends. (Did you catch Dirt? That didn’t last for long.)
What is most shocking (or maybe just upsetting) to me is that the pilot to Modern Family was a better episode than any that have succeeded it. It has occasional funny moments, but it’s no longer enough to hold my interest. Which is fine, since without it I still have far too many hours of television to watch to keep up with everything. It’s also weird to see an old version of Al Bundy playing a slightly different (very slightly different) type of father.
Well, I’m disappointed in the ABC Comedy block. Bring back Better Off Ted and find something else. What do you think? Any of the shows a hit for you?