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Far from in the middle - this is top class comedy,
This review is from: Malcolm in the Middle: The Complete First Season [DVD] (DVD)
Forget the name. There's nothing in the middle or mediocre about this series, it remains one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.
Each episode is packed full of great acting, wonderful stories, hysterical jokes and truly inventive and original scenarios.
It's hard to pick your favourite character they're all so good with Hal, Reece and Malcolm himself being particular favourites of mine.
There are 16 episodes in this first season box set, including the pilot, and some of them are pure genius - for instance the episode where Hal teaches Malcolm to rollerskate is laugh out loud until snot comes out your nose funny.
If you haven't seen Malcolm in the middle, you really must, and even if you have it's just great to go back and visit these first few episodes anyway. They include:
1) The Pilot
2) Red Dress
3) Home Alone 4
5) Malcolm Babysits
7) Francis Escapes
8) Krelboyne Picnic
9) Lois Vs. Evil
10) Stock Car Races
14) The Bots & The Bees