Oh so exciting to find out that Season Four of The Middle will soon be available! This is one of the best shows on TV, and a perfect compliment to Modern Family on Wednesday nights. Because, if you think about it, the Hecks are a modern family as well...struggling to pay bills, to "do for family," to fight and make up again. Frankie, Mike, Brick, Axl, and Sue (put in this order, because, as loyal viewers know, the youngest member does not like being referred to as "and Brick') may be fictional but they are also very real, and for that we should be grateful!
The "Summer of Sue and Dad" episode alone makes the purchase price worthwhile. Poor eternally optimistic Sue wants nothing more than to spend quality time with her father, only to hear him say that Axl is in fact his favorite child. But as stoic and unemotional as Mike can be, we know that of course he loves Sue equally, and the montage and song at the end prove this in a way that will melt your heart.
Season Four also introduces Axl's tutor Cassidy, and without giving away anything to those who may not have seen the show to this point, trust me, she is a delightful addition to an already outstanding cast!
Speaking of Axl, although far from an outstanding student, he does shine in the episode in which Frankie goes back to school. We may sometimes have to wait for him to do the right thing, but he always comes through. After all, he is part of a family...and a great family it is!
Whomever your favorite may be, you will enjoy every Season Four moment! Relax, sit back, laugh, cry, enjoy, but watch it today! ("Today...")