DVD: Modern Family: Season 3 (12)


Very polished and smart 20-minute slices of award-winning sitcom, presented in mockumentary style, featuring three well-heeled families: a gay couple (Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet), the Dunphy family (led by Julie Brown's stoical mother) and the Pritchetts (Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara).

The whole cast are funny – and, more crucially, endearing – but Vergara's passionate Colombian mother is the standout: “Where I come from man cherish woman. It goes wife, mistress, dog. Dog always at the bottom.”