I'm also shocked by the comments. If you have beliefs, then your actions should
follow your beliefs (ie turn off the show), but that doesn't mean you should
expect everyone else to hold the same beliefs.Anyway, as for the
show, I think Modern Family is pretty good. But I think it tries too hard to be
something for everyone and despite people complaining about the gay couple, I
see a lot of same old, same old with this comedy. I can barely stand the
"traditional" family with the "uncool" dad and stereotypic children. Been there,
seen that...many times.My favorite comedy focusing on family this
season is The Middle. Yes, there is a lack of gay couples, but as someone from
the Midwest who has struggled paycheck to paycheck and come from a community
where everyone's children do not look and sound like Hollywood clones, the
series hits home. And the father actually shows some decent parenting skills,
despite the shortcomings that I think all of us as parents have every now and
Hilarious show, and easily the funniest show I have seen so far this season.
This is by far the funniest show I have seen in a LONG time.
As a straight caucasian, I can't believe the bigotry I'm seeing on this site.
Yes, it's bigotry, plain and simple. This was the same rationale used for
arguing against mixed-race marriages sometime back. Someone's already refuted
the ridiculous "animal" comparison, so I won't bother with that.As
for "brothers & sisters," such couplings biologically result in problems for
offspring. And ongoing studies show that there are psychological issues with
people wanting to marry a sibling, which is not the case with gays.As for polygamy: there tend to be issues of jealousy and resentment when it's
not one person devoted exclusively to another, so there's NO equivalence between
that and two people devoted to one another.
@ Ummm... fair enough, maybe they will write in a brother and sister couple that
happened to fall in love during their journey together as children, teenagers,
and post-teen years. Maybe one day we can "normalize" that type of love as
well.Besides, with your rationalization, there is no reason polygamy
shouldn't be normal.
I am a married LDS man who will be watching and (hopefully) laughing. Just
because that isn't the lifestyle that we advocate, it doesn't mean that we can't
understand and appreciate the good that comes from it and learn from where
others (and ourselves) fall short and how we can all work together to get
better. It's pretty hard to understand another's point of view if all you do is
shut your eyes and pretend that only your point of view is valid and everything
else is EVIL. Here's the reality - despite what you would like, not
everyone is going to be LDS and you will get much more accomplished if you
accept that and love them anyway, and try to understand.
Best new comedy? It's no wonder Americans are getting dumber by the minute. I
haven't watched anything but news for years. Why sit on the couch and fill my
head full of meaningless nonsense. I have better things to do.
Since homosexuality is such a discussed topic, why is it wrong for Hollywood to
have a gay couple on television? If you do not like it, do not watch it.I much prefer for the discussion on a show that is clearly intended for
adults. I for one, will be watching the show. If it becomes preachy or overly
political, I will stop watching.
K this is tv, its not like they are forcing anyone to watch this, if you dont
want your children to see a gay couple than dont let them watch it. For everyone
else, like me, who is curios to see a gay couple raise a child this is
interesting. Obviously gay couples raising children is not going to be going
away any time soon, its just going to become more popular and pretty soon
normal, I think everyone should see this, it might help people to realize gay
couples are just as caring as everyone else. Honestly I love Utah but there are
to many close minded people here, we arent in the 19th century anymore, things
are going to change, if they arent harming anyone I dont understand why they
cant be accepted.
If anyone was to treat any gay guy as they do on these TV shows, they'd be
labeled very 'intolerant' by the gay clubs. Because Hollywood does it, however,
it is acceptable. And if anyone voice an opinion that they'll probably not be
interested in the show, they'll be labeled homophobic. Nice to have all the
angles of discrimination in your corner, isn't it?
With such TV programing, I am grateful I like to read. These days I have been
doing much more of this because TV and movies have become so infected with
crummy so-called "best new comedy" shows. Today's review and
promotion of this modern entertainment makes you wonder what has happened to the
values meter at the Deseret News. Probably they are just trying to show their
politically correct "diversity and tolerance". As for me and my
house, its good books(currently reading the Federalist Papers). And if I want a
good laugh, I just go play with the Next Generation (my children and
grandchildren). They always have a great joke to tell and my faith in the future
This looks funny. Yay, I love new shows.
Hollywood likes to put gay characters on because it makes them appear tolerant
and diverse. Percentage wise, there are still FAR more whites on TV than are
reflected in the census in this country. But instead of actually getting
diverse and hiring black, latino, asian, or native american actors, writers, and
directors, they throw a gay character on there and say "Hey! We're diverse!
Look at this white guy! He's playing a gay dude, so it's different."
And...that was a really long run-on sentence.
The most "traditional family" in this sitcom has a bumbling father figure. This
is becoming the tradition on sitcoms. "while Phil wants desperately to be a
"cool" dad – and is, thus, incredibly uncool". What's new about this on
the sitcom circuit? Maybe we went to far with "fathers know best" but the
pendulum has swung too far the other way. I hope the open season on tradition
fathers will end soon. They have become the butt of sarcastic jokes on prime
time television. Where is the tolerance here? No respect. I will not watch
another sitcom where traditional dad is the scape goat for cheap jokes and is
portrayed as the unelightened baffoon...
I won't be watching the show either! :)
I have to agree with "blah" & "i can imagine". By making a homosexual couple
appear normal, it is confusing our children to what is morally correct. While I
oppose the gay lifestyle & gay marriage, if the person is in all other areas of
their life up-standing, then what they do in the privacy of their bed room is
not my business.
And it will still be morally wrong. Must be nice to have a crystal ball.
Bring back Little House On The Prairie,we need good wholesome entertainment
RE: horse and woman coupleA horse is not a consenting adult.
Why does the topic of homosexuality always get the most comments on this
website?For people who don't approve of it, they sure like to talk
about it a lot.
When will Hollywood get a clue
It will be cool when they write in a horse and woman couple; and make THEM the
most "conservative" "traditional" family. Fiction can be fun.
"The desensitization of the American public to homosexuality being immoral is
just another way to bring down a great country. It is wrong."No, not
really. But you keep telling yourself that. Fifty years from now you and John
Charity Spring will be utterly devastated to find that homosexuality is pretty
widely accepted by the public AND that America is still great. Too bad for you.
"Their form of tolerance is cramming it down every bodies throat until no one
complains anymore."You know, tolerance for other people's beliefs
shouldn't have to involve hiding away from people who may be offended. "I don't
mind if they're gay, I just don't want them to go anywhere I can see them!" Yes, Virginia, it really is you who is intolerant.
ewt is on the right track, but has apparently forgotten that this is a modern
phenomenon. Historically, the entertaiment industry focused on promoting
wholesome values such as morality, honesty, and self-control. All persons,
regardless of their backgrounds, should be disgusted by the constant lack of
morals displayed by the modern entertainment industry. This immorality is
devastating our entire society, not just members of one background.
Why is it that the writers in Hollywood feel they have to have a homosexual
couple in every show? So much for tolerance. Their form of tolerance is cramming
it down every bodies throat until no one complains anymore. I hardly watch TV
anymore and will be watching none of this garbage.
Ok, Reality, if marriage is just theological, then the government should stop
issuing marriage licenses altogether.
Five for 5 haven't seen the show, but don't like it. Some stating that because
there is a gay couple on the show it must be bad. Sounds like they have
"Pre-Judged" the show without knowing the facts.It is no surprise
that readers here would not enjoy a show that includes a cross section of
America and includes more than just the "Cleavers".Don't watch it,
you might be exposed to other types of people and actually laugh and enjoy it...
but not likely.
i'm not going to waste my time watching people put each other down and call it a
comedy. Degrading people even as a joke is NOT FUNNY. I don't watch much tv
anymore because there is too much trash such as this on it.
If they are going to write in a same-sex then they are INVITING people to share
their opinions and facts. The reality is that marriage IS NOT A RIGHT it is a
status. Stop with the second-class citizens and realize that not everyone is
endowed with the right to marry. Marriage is not a socially-constructed idea
but a theologically based truth. When people trivialize this fact they are open
to criticism as well as Lady Gaga's praise. After all, some of the same-sex
community are the loudest complainers of tolerant people by far.
... this is the best/funniest new comedy on TV. Which is why I stopped watching
TV years ago.
The desensitization of the American public to homosexuality being immoral is
just another way to bring down a great country. It is wrong.
Inasmuch as network TV is the cesspool of mass entertainment, having this show
designated as the best new comedy by Scott, is akin to being named the best
looking life boat on the Titanic.