‘Modern Family’ Finale Review: An Ending That Doesn’t Want to End Makes for a Strange Goodbye

Published on Apr 09, 2020

‘Modern Family’ Finale Review: An Ending That Doesn’t Want to End Makes for a Strange Goodbye

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Modern Family” finale, Season 11, Episode 17 and Episode 18, “Finale Part 1” and “Finale Part 2.”]

After weeks of hype leading up to a two-hour “Modern Family” finale, it’s odd to reach the end and think these last few episodes didn’t have enough time. Of course, one of those hours was dedicated to the documentary, “A Modern Farewell,” which looked back on the landmark ABC sitcom’s ups (five Emmy wins for Best Comedy Series!) and, kind of surprisingly, its downs (like when Jesse Tyler Ferguson remembered hearing groans after winning that fifth trophy).

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But the finale itself was basically divided between two purposes: surprising the audience with Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Ferguson) moving to Missouri (not to mention all the Dunphy kids leaving their

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Author: Ben Travers