Modern Family 5×10 — “The Old Man and the Tree”: This was a return to form (of sorts) for the show. Most of the storylines offered at least a couple of chuckles, and even though they were all fairly predictable, the entertainment factor was there. I’ll even cop to a few LOL moments: One from Jay when he said his father celebrated with a cigar but he just had a cigarette because he was a kid; one from Gloria’s mom smacking Claire in the back of the head; and the first time the “No gifts? Please! joke was offered up.
Surprisingly enough, I felt that Phil and Luke (usually my faves, along with Claire) were the weak links this time around. I didn’t really get into that whole “equivalent mileage to Canada” thing, and even though Dylan’s appearance (and requisite dumb actions) were funny, that storyline just took away from the others.
At any rate, I hope this ep means more good things are on tap with this show.