The Middle

January 16, 2018

Welcome to the first post of TV Tuesdays.

CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, EDEN SHER, ATTICUS SHAFFER, NEIL FLYNN, PATRICIA HEATON

Sit back, relax, and say hi to your new favorite family. The Hecks.

The Middle is absolutely one of my all time favorite shows. I have to admit I was very skeptical about it at first. My mom had mentioned it to me a couple of times, but I never really had any interest in watching it so I just ignored her suggestions. Then about a year ago, I was at my friend’s apartment in Boston and The Middle was on. We watched a little bit before we headed out to eat, and I actually left feeling very curious about it. To my surprise, I found myself laughing more than twice in the 10 minutes we were watching while waiting to leave.

Genre: Sitcom

Cast:

Parents

Frankie (mom): Patricia Heaton

  • Out of the box thinker
  • Overtired mom that would do anything for some peace and quite once in a while
  • Glue of the family
  • She is the boss

Mike (dad): Neil Flynn

  • Closed off dad, doesn’t like to show his feelings
  • Works very hard
  • Loves sports
  • Not very social

Kids

Axl (oldest): Charlie McDermott

  • He thinks there has not been anybody more awesome than him on this earth
  • He is convinced everything is always about him
  • Enjoys messing with his siblings, specially Sue
  • Has a good heart

Sue (middle): Eden Sher

  • Never gives up
  • Tries out for everything
  • Super positive
  • Extremely nice. Sometimes a little too much

Brick (youngest): Atticus Shaffer

  • Obsessed with reading
  • Super smart
  • Socially awkward kid

The Middle is based on a middle class American family that has to deal with every day life problems. With an older son that thinks the world revolves around him, one overly enthusiastic daughter going through puberty, and a young kid who has more weird quirks than one could count, Frankie and Mike have their hands full.

If you are looking for a show that is funny, entertaining, not too complicated, and that will absolutely melt your heart, The Middle is for you. The family drama that goes on in that house and the out of the box ways that Frankie deals with it all is both funny, and extremely relatable. That last part is a big deal for me. My favorite types of shows are the ones that I can relate to. They keep me engaged the most, and I actually can see myself in some of the situations presented by the show. If you are looking to just relax after a long day, this is a good option. It appeals to every generation, and can be enjoyed alone or in company. Either way I bet you will laugh non-stop.

Another great thing about The Middle is that you do not have to watch the episodes in order. You can watch one from season 3, and then skip to season 5 without any confusion. Yes, there will be things that have changed from one season to another but it won’t be hard to follow once you start watching.

With this five you will laugh, you will cry, and in some cases, you will find yourself wanting to give a hug to every single member of your family for no reason at all. Every episode is entertaining, engaging, and focuses around an specific issue. You are going to fall in love with every single one of the characters. You will probably have a favorite, but they all have amazing traits that will draw you towards them and leave you wanting more.

One of my favorite things about the show is that at the beginning and end of each episode, Frankie gives the audience a message about the true meaning of life and family.

Spoiler Alert: You will find yourself wanting to either be part of this family, or run as far away as you can from them.

Stay tuned for next week’s review 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

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