cast of Modern Family

Modern Family is hands down my favorite new show of the season: its pitch-perfect cast and remarkably assured tone have delivered what could easily be one of the strongest first seasons ever for a sitcom. And though it uses the now oft-imitated mockumentary style of The Office, execution is everything; it easily bypasses the conceit of the format simply by ditching any explanation for it altogether.

Here’s to sharp writing, some truly breakout performances and a fresh take on the nuclear family. Modern Family kills it.