The Middle: Season 1
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The supporting cast is every bit as strong. These kids actually look and act like kids, in all their obnoxious, oblivious, naive glory, not like glossy supermodels in training. Flynn pulls his own deft balancing act, making husband Mike blunt and a little insensitive without seeming like a jerk or a caricature. The show is still working out some kinks--Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live) plays a hapless coworker of Frankie's; the character has possibilities and Kattan seems game for anything, but the writers don't quite know what to do with him yet. A host of guest stars--including Brooke Shields as a white trash neighbor and Betty White as an imperious librarian--fit nicely into the show's world, rather than sticking out like stunt casting. The Middle treats middle America with compassion, intelligence, and genuine appreciation. --Bret Fetzer
Sue's Best Shots: Sue's school photos provide the springboard for cast and crew to recall their own school photo experiences
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Unlike the over hyped "Modern Family," this show doesn't play to stereotypes, but has its finger on how children actually behave and the realities of middle class life without being sarcastic, mean, or condescending. It's as though real people sneaked into Hollywood and produced this show. The cast is spot on and Patricia Heaton shows she can easily lead a series all on her own.
My family never misses "The Middle" and are happy to see it doing well in the ratings. Let's hope it stays on the air for years to come; can't wait to own this series on DVD.
I was introduced to this show through a lunch conversation with my sister. She was laughing hysterically as she explained the various characters (example, whispering to herself when describing "Brick"). The show sounded interesting and I had always loved Patricia Heaton in Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Series, so I had to find this little advertised show and give it a watch.
It was LOVE at first sight! Even though I hadn't had the background of the show, I saw one or two episodes from season 2 and fell in love with the wonderful cast of characters. Brick, Sue, Frankie, Mike and Axl. A perfect blend of characters, the show is gut-wrenchingly funny.
After seeing 1-2 episodes I quickly ordered the first season on DVD so that I could catch up. This is one of the few shows where "out of the box" the series is funny. The first episode sets the framework up beautifully and does not leave the viewer wanting anything except more episodes. We watch these over and over and are waiting with baited breath for season 2 to hit DVD.
If you want a refreshingly funny comedy that is family friendly, this is it. The characters are clever and funny. I am hoping this series lasts many, many seasons. It's a winner!
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full of the day to day humor which makes life meaning full or maybe I should say bearablePublished 4 hours ago by Monty's Rascal
Not many shows make me laugh, but this one did. The first season at least. Haven't watched the others. Read morePublished 7 days ago by C Smith
My granddaughter loves these DVD's. She watches them all the time. Great gift!Published 24 days ago by Janice Smith
This is one of my all time favorite shows. I have caught episodes off and on throughout the years mostly reruns on ABC family but I decided to treat myself to seasons 1-4 so I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie E
It's a very realistic and comical look at American Family Life for someone barely in the middle class.Published 1 month ago by Ron C
I got through about 5 episodes because a friend thought it was such a good show. I found all the characters annoying from the "working mother" (who barely seemed to work... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Elmer
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