TV Club: Modern Family: “Closet? You’ll Love It!”

Building off of an episode that relied on a clever gimmick (but still a gimmick), this week Modern Family this week offers another stellar episode, and the only gimmick is that it’s a Modern Family episode. Unlike in prior weeks, the family’s stories threaded throughout the episode all refreshingly come together at the end to converge around the pool, in a family-friendly activity of drone destruction.

If there’s a theme here (and it’s admittedly a bit of a stretch), it would be about accepting who you are. Lily is not the kid who’s going to kill it at the talent show. Phil knows he’s one of the idiots, but he’s an idiot who’s going to attack the drone. Joe is a toddler who wants his binky, but it’s time for him to move on. Haley is in love with Andy, even …

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