The Middleman: The Complete Series
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wit and bonus features brought straight to you by the cast and creators of The Middleman themselves!
* Commentaries With the Cast and Crew
* Deleted and Extended Scenes
* Web Featurettes
* Gag Reel
* Audition Footage
* The Complete The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome Table Read
* A Gallery of Middleman Photography by Ralph King
Top Customer Reviews
Before she knows it, our temp receptionist, Wendy Watson, is in the middle of the adventure of a life-time, fighting evil right along-side the Middleman (aka MM). And what adventures they are: fighting aliens from space disguised as the members of a boy band, collaborating -- or not -- with vampires who run a fashion company, entering Hades to prevent world destruction, dealing with evil alter-egos in an alternative universe, etc, etc, etc... and many of these adventures are handled before breakfast. Figuratively speaking, that is.
"The Middleman" is a loving parody/spoof of just about every genre any fan has ever been deeply, madly, eternally in love with... and I should know, 'cause I'm that way about all of them: most obviously, of course, is the general SF category -- but within this genre there are also the "robots are our friends -- or are they?" genre, the "invaders from space walk amongst us" genre, the "secret masters of the universe" genre, the "alternate universe" genre, the "Batman&Robin" genre, the... but why go on? If you're an SF fan, chances are you'll immediately recognize one or more of your favorite "what ifs" in every episode of "The Middleman.Read more ›
Also, I'm very excited that this show is being released by Shout! Factory who has put some the best dvd sets out, including Freaks and Geeks and My So Called Life. I know that they will do this show right.
Jaded artist-turned-temp Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) gets her life swiftly upended when she's recruited by The Middleman (Matt Keeslar), an enigmatic yet preposterously wholesome hero, in his fight against evil. Amusingly, a love of hardcore zombie movies, science fiction, and Xbox shoot-em-ups has left Wendy only too well-prepared for her strange new lifestyle. Together, they'll battle villainous luchadores, fish-craving zombies, mafioso gorillas, and other delightfully gonzo menaces.
Morales' snarky cool sometimes comes across as flat and whiny, but Keeslar's a square-jawed hoot, delivering the most cornball lines with mellifluous earnestness. His sweetly old-fashioned not-quite-relationship with Wendy's roommate Lacey (the astoundingly cute Brit Morgan) becomes the show's secret weapon, providing real and surprising poignancy amid an otherwise goofy show. The snappy dialogue flies fast and furious (with surprising detours into genially risque territory) and all the characters are given admirable depth and charm throughout the series' run.
Badly underbudgeted and mismatched to its teen-targeting network, "The Middleman" never really stood a chance. On the SciFi Channel, it might have become a perennial; here, at least, you'll get a satisfying story told in 12 clever, entertaining episodes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this show is awesome, i loved watching it when it first aired, and watch and rewatch the dvd's over and over. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Swangler
One of the best original shows out there. Came across a short of it on a video site and decided I had to have it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dan
This series, like "Wonderfalls," failed to find a home even after very good reviews. I don't know by what standards it was judged, but I found it very entertaining in a PG... Read morePublished 9 months ago by anonymous
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Ditto. Anyone. Bueller...?
Aug 12, 2009 by Matthew Aggen | See all 4 posts
|Any chance of this being picked again||
There was one at one time, but I'm not sure if the campaign is still ongoing. Sadly, the series creator doesn't seem to be putting the push behind it that say, Joss Whedon did for Firefly/Serenity.
We didn't know about it either. Sounds like we discovered the series at about the same time. ...
Jul 1, 2011 by Lionors | See all 2 posts
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