The show follows each family as their lives progress and run into relatively real-life problems. Jay connecting with his stepson Manny; Phil is in utter denial, thinking he is “down” with his 3 kids; and Mitchell trying to get his father to be more accepting. Manny is seemingly mature for his age, and is constantly hitting us with one-liners. Claire and Phil’s kids are all opposites of each other- Hayley being the naive independent teenager, Alex is constantly outsmarting her siblings and more mature for her age; while Luke is the younger brother, not so smart but full of energy and innocence. Lily is still only a baby, but there are plenty of funny moments involving her.
Mother-of-three Claire tries to keep her kids (and husband) in check all day long, while she and Gloria have moments of disagreement as the tension in the room builds- then is released with more amusement. Cameron balances out Mitchell’s attitude towards everything and brings enjoyable instances with each of the other characters.
If you haven’t seen this show yet, give it a shot. The variety of this show can be related to by nearly any family- especially since most families have some kind of unorganized, hectic aspects to them at one point or another. The interactions amongst the characters will keep you laughing as every character brings their own hilarity to the show.