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Frankie Heck is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero--but sometimes it seems to Frankie as though getting her kids out the door for school every morning is a superheroic act. Middle aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact. Frankie has a job (not a career) selling cars at the town's only surviving car dealer; her husband, Mike, is a manager at the local quarry. In between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love and solid Midwestern practicality. Axl is the oldest, a teenage jock who is eating the family out of house and home and walks around in his underwear. Then there's Sue, their extraordinarily ordinary pre-teen daughter who fails at everything with great gusto. Brick, the youngest son, is an odd kid whose best friend is his backpack. Together, they're putting The Middle on the map.
- Featurette: Raising a Sitcom Family
- Featurette: Sue's Best Shots
- Gag reel
- Deleted scenes
The Middle is the most honest--and, for that reason, the funniest--sitcom about middle class family life since Roseanne. Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond) wearily runs a cluttered, chaotic household with her husband Mike (Neil Flynn, Scrubs) and three unruly kids: sullen teen jock Axl (Charlie McDermott), hopeless klutz Sue (Eden Sher), and smart but socially awkward Brick (Atticus Shaffer). The plots revolve around the kind of mild crises that make domestic life so difficult: Frankie and Mike can't find time to be alone together; debts force difficult choices; the kids spend more time watching television than talking to each other. Again and again, Frankie longs to teach her kids good values but realizes she isn't living up to those values herself--and her reluctant efforts to muster virtue within herself can be achingly funny. Frankie is superbly well realized, a perfect match of writing and performer. Heaton portrays her contradictory impulses (virtue vs. convenience, open-heartedness vs. a hunger for just a little time alone) with wonderful subtlety; the wary look in her eyes flickers between sincerity and cynicism.
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 FetzerSee all Product Description
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Patricia Heaton (Frankie Heck - Mother/Used Car Saleswoman) of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' fame may be reprising the role of an unappreciated wife, but this time she's different, she's let off the leash and has real bark as well as bite. She also narrates during the show which is a kinda cool. The Peter Griffin of the family Mike Heck (Neil Flynn) a Quarry Manager that's a little too laid-back for Frankie but she doesn't bang on about it.
At 15 the eldest son is Axl is a typical teenager who wants to be a rock star or playboy to the stars. Of course he's completely deluded, as he has zero talent and only average looks - but what he does have going for him is his sporting prowess. He appears to be in all the sports teams, so he's happy most of the time. Occasionally he proves his loyalty to his family, but it's very subtle, you have to watch to see what I mean. A funny observation: he never seems to be decent (fully dressed) when he's at home.
Sue Heck is the nearest thing to Meg Griffin in real TV. Continually in a state neurotic insecurity and anonymity; Sue repeatedly fails to make ANY after school activity - she literally tries-out for everything! Yet, Sue struggles on with incredible tenacity, a quality that's quite inspiring to see.Read more ›
I'm hoping this show will go on for many more years, and with the steady incline in the ratings it looks so. This is a fantastic show and I cannot recommend it more, shame it's not on Blu-ray but don't let that hinder your decision! I defy anyone of any age, race, religion, creed or gender to not be able to relate to and love this show!
Don't take my word for it, watch it! Five stars, 10/10!
The amazing brilliance of this US Comedy is that the scripts are great and the episodes get better and better each week making Friday nights in more enjoyable. Some may think it's another Everybody Loves Raymond or another Modern Family, but The Middle is unique in its own way. Frankie (Heaton) being the typical mother, who assess her neighbouring families and tries to make hers more like them or go one better. Mike (Flynn), the typical father who takes a laidback point of view to family life and allows Frankie to take point. Axl (MacDermott) the typical rebellious teenager, who aims to be the coolest kid in high school by playing sports and having his own rock band with usually amusing knock backs. His sister Sue (Sher), the naive teenage girl, who gets herself in situations and finds unorthodox ways of trying to resolve them - and (**spoilers**) is completely doesn't realise that her first boyfriend has a greater interest in the male sex. And finally the youngest kid, Brick (Shaffer), the smartest out of the family but is always embroiled in books while his father tries to get interested in the father-son bonding.
All I can say for Amazon is to release Season 2 in the UK as Sky1 is in the middle of Season 3 and each season just gets better and more fresher. It would be a shame for those who have bought Season 1 and not have Sky1 to have the opportunity to see Season 2 & 3 because Season 1 is just the beginning...!!
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I Love this show... Wish they would release season 5 & 6 in the UK.Published 12 days ago by Kelly-marie Kayser
Witty, quality comedy (without relying on smutt), suitable for all of the family.Published 1 month ago by John, Stockton-on-Tees
Somehow we missed the first 2 seasons of "The Middle" on English television. We grew to like the character who plays the mother when she was in "Everybody Loves... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Glover
A favourite show of ours,every character is likeable and its very funny,i do like modern family but prefer the middle overall,and its much better than the awful Goldbergs which... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M