AVClub: For a brief moment I really thought that this week’s Modern Family had the potential to pull the show out of its current rut. First, there was the fact that the show had been off the air for two weeks, and you know, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. On top of that, a prom-centric episode seems like exactly the type of thing Modern Family excels at. I’ve said before that the show is at its best when it finds that sweet spot between being a straightforward comedy and a more touching, human sitcom. Tackling prom then seems like something right in that wheelhouse. Alas, “Promposal” continues the show’s recent streak of churning out episodes devoid of heart and lacking in a streamlined, cohesive story.