5. The Washington Wizards: What Else Is On?

Last night, I got home at 9 PM and had a choice. Watch on pins and needles as the Wizards-Mavericks play the fourth quarter of a close game, or kick back and watch Modern Family on ABC. Two months ago, this would have been an easy decision: watch the game. The DVR function exists for awesome shows like Modern Family, whereas recording sporting events never, ever works out as planned.

And yet… Modern Family always makes me feel good, and this year, the Wizards do the opposite. Seriously, watching Modern Family makes me feel better about life, in general. It’s hilarious, but it also makes me think that one day it’d be nice to have a family, myself. This occurred to me after last night’s episode, and then I realized that I should probably qualify that statement: If I were married to Julie Bowen, having a family would be awesome.

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Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen.

God I love her. You may remember her from Happy Gilmore or the TV series Ed—underrated series, by the way—but I remember her for being impossibly cute and hot at the same time, and generally just the most perfect woman ever. And between Ms. Bowen’s brief lingerie cameo in last night’s episode and the overriding hilarity of everything that transpired afterward, I shut off the TV feeling pretty great about life.

Modern Family succeeds because it appeals to all demographics. Husbands love the women on the show (Bowen, and Sofia Vergara, who is a whole other, awesome story), and wives do, too, since they’re usually making the men look like fools. As for the men on Modern Family, everyone enjoys the gay couple, and Phil’s whole benevolent idiot ethos is pretty much perfect. Every guys sees themselves in Phil, and every woman sees their dumbass spouse. It’s perfect.

Like I said, it makes me laugh, but also feel good about life. It seems to do that for most people who watch the show. And while that amateur attempt at TV critcism is woefully incomplete and probably oversimplified, it sure beats the hell out of sitting here and writing about last night’s Wizards game.

Per usual, the Wizards lost on a last-second screwup. The opposite of Modern Family.

But hey.... Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Julie Bowen.

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(HT: Babble.com for the first Bowen Pic)

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