My mother-in-law recently recommended the show Modern Family to us, and after watching 3 episodes (back-to-back-to-back I might add) I am here to say that it is down right HILARIOUS! I especially like how it portrays common family situations in a funny, but not too sterotypical way while adding in the appropriate dramatic sentiment. One of the episodes entitled "Fears" ended with the following lines...
"Everyone has fears- heights, tight spaces, clowns, but those are things you can overcome. Then there are your children, and you suddenly find there's fears you can never get past, like will they fit in? Will they be safe? But sometimes all you can do is take a deep breath, pull them in close, and hope for the best."
Salon.com also did a review of this show, along with another new show called Parenthood (i didn't like this show AT ALL, only proving how tricky it is to capture family sitcoms in just the right way). Below are my favorite parts of the article. For the review in its entirety, click.here.