Do Modern Family’s Cam and Mitchell Even Like Each Other?

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Why are Cam and Mitchell so mean to each other? That's what Mark Blankenship at NPR is wondering. "There's always something persistently selfish or competitive about how these supposed life partners treat each other," he says. The other couples "have all had storylines that hinged on mutual affection," but not so for Cam and Mitchell, who "don't even seem attracted to each other." Sure, everyone on the show bickers with one another, but why don't Cam and Mitchell's stories ever "resolve into real kindness"? Is it because, as Blankenship theorizes, their child isn't old enough to take one of their sides and thus shift the dynamics of an argument? Or does it go deeper than that? Alternately, is it not anywhere close to that deep? [Monkey See]