I like Modern family and I think it’s one of the better sitcoms on the air right now.
One thing that is dawning on me lately is that Claire has nothing but disdain for Phil.
It’s quite clear why Gloria is with Jay (besides the money, I think she also admires some of his qualities), but the writers have not made any case as to why Claire is with Phil: Why she hooked up with him in the first place, why she decided to marry him, and why she continues to stay married to him.
She looks down on him, thinks he is stupid, and in general has never praised any positive qualities that Phil may have, to my recollection.
I missed some of the earlier seasons, so they may have explained all this.
Has there been an explanation that I missed? What do you guys think of this couple?