Had the opportunity to go see a bunch of shows at the Paley Center tonight. I'll be honest and say that 3 out of the 4 comedies we saw did not do it for me. I don't like it when a show tries too hard to make you laugh. Modern Family, I promise you, will make you laugh non-stop. This is one of the funniest comedies I've seen in recent years. I'm picky about my comedies. My advice, avoid the promo and just watch it the night of. If there's one new comedy show you see this Fall on ABC, make it this one. You won't regret it.
Flashforward. This I'd been waiting to watch since I found out about it. And not because I wrote a radio drama many years ago with the same title (yes, it was mainly because of that). It won't disappoint. Show starts off with a bang and doesn't let go. I watched it without commercial breaks so it was kinda awesome, but being a big 'fan' of LOST, this show packs the right punch to be a knockout new show. Wasn't expecting a funny man known for animation to be in the show, but he was there. When you see it, you'll know who I'm talking about.
I think Flashforward has enormous possibilities to expand and play on the premise, just like LOST has - and there's a reference to the that show during the opening minutes. If you catch it, a thousand points to you!
Hope you catch both shows.