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Old 11-05-09, 12:46 PM   #76
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Re: The Middle -- "The Front Door" -- 11/04/09

I still like this show and will continue to watch it, but the last couple of episodes haven't been as funny as the first 2.

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Old 11-05-09, 12:46 PM   #77
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Re: The Middle -- "The Front Door" -- 11/04/09

I watched, but I don't really have anything to say. There are still some decent character pieces, particularly with Brick, but this show is just so by the numbers. Which can be fine -- I enjoy Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, neither of which are subverting the genre in any way, but somehow, when I watch the Middle, I feel like I'm watching every episode of every family-oriented sitcom ever and I just think "Haven't I seen this a hundred times already?"
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Old 11-05-09, 04:53 PM   #78
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Re: The Middle -- "The Front Door" -- 11/04/09

As always the young kid Brick is awesome, the other kids are great too. Last nights episode was so-so. I still really like this show. I think its a great show when it focuses on the kids especially Brick. When it focuses on Patricia Heaton its not that great then.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:02 PM   #79
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Re: The Middle -- "The Front Door" -- 11/04/09

I loved seeing Heaton pushed into the chairs at the car lot.
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Old 11-05-09, 05:38 PM   #80
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Re: The Middle -- "The Front Door" -- 11/04/09

I watched it, but it seems to be getting stale. I don't really care about any of the characters.
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Old 11-18-09, 03:01 PM   #81
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The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

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A frantic cleanup at the Heck house leads to a minor injury to Brick and a run-in with a social worker, and Bob helps a reluctant Mr. Ehlert shoot a commercial for the car lot.

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Old 11-19-09, 06:38 AM   #82
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

This has quietly become one of my favorite new shows!
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Old 11-19-09, 08:43 AM   #83
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

It's good, not great, but definitely deserves to be in the lineup. I like it and watch it.
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Old 11-19-09, 10:46 AM   #84
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

good 1/2 hour comedy.. I agree that it does deserve to be in the nightly lineup. this is my favorite comedy of the year.
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Old 11-19-09, 11:16 AM   #85
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

This was one of the funnier episodes in the last couple of weeks, but the mother just went over the top the last 5 minutes.

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Old 11-19-09, 01:16 PM   #86
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

reminds me of malcolm in the middle.

that was the first thing I thought of last nite when we watched for the first time.
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Old 11-19-09, 03:01 PM   #87
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

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reminds me of malcolm in the middle.

that was the first thing I thought of last nite when we watched for the first time.
That is what most of the people here are saying, especially comparing the 2 young boys.

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Old 11-19-09, 03:45 PM   #88
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

Great show. Familiar ground for me.

When my younger daughter was just about one, my wife was away for weeks at a time training or going across state to various work sites. I was left alone with our two daughters (the other was 4 or 5).

The baby had a habit of getting her fat, little leg stuck between the slats of her crib. Well, one night, she did this and fell asleep. When i went in there hours later, she had quite the mark on each side of her upper-thigh near her waist. She was fine, not sore to the touch, so I dressed her and took her to day care.

Few hours later, I'm in my office, plodding along (probably on DVD Talk, actually) when my phone rings. It's the wife. "What is going on!?"

So she tells me this story of how she gets called and threatened with police/DCPS action because there's an obvious "belt mark" on our child. Of course, she's out of town and I hadn't had the chance to tell her what had happened. I relayed the story, she called the day care back and made them ask our 5 year-old what had happened. Luckily she was able to corroborate my story and, on second look, they agreed that it could have been caused by what I described.

I understand why they'd be so protective, but sometimes I think people jump to the worst possible conclusion too quickly and, as alluded to in the show, once shit escalates, there's really no clearing your name. It's like that story of the girl breaking down in tears because her mother drinks and drives every morning after being told the dangers of drinking and driving. Never occurred to the administration to qualify what "drinking" means and that coffee isn't applicable

Needless to say, I checked on her more frequently during the night until we could get her out of the crib and into a toddler bed.
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Old 11-19-09, 11:33 PM   #89
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Re: The Middle -- "The Scratch" -- 11/18/09

why isnt this online. its not on hulu or abc.com, though Modern Family and couger town are
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Old 11-25-09, 03:17 AM   #90
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The Middle -- "Thanksgiving" -- 11/25/09

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Mr. Ehlert forces the staff to work on Thanksgiving, throwing a wrench in the Hecks' plans for a festive family feast. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike approve of Sue's first boyfriend, who's a safer choicer than even Sue knows; and Axl loses Brick in a corn maze.

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Old 11-25-09, 12:35 PM   #91
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Re: The Middle -- "Thanksgiving" -- 11/25/09

Just got to watch this episode (leaked online somehow), and thought it was pretty good. Not that many moments that had me laughin that much, but it was still a solid episode. The Chris Kattan part towards the end did have me laughing though.
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Old 12-02-09, 01:10 PM   #92
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The Middle -- "Siblings" -- 12/02/09

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Frankie is determined to promote harmony among her children after observing what she thinks is a perfect, loving family. Also, Aunt Edie (Jeanette Miller) makes a big mistake at the quarry. Will Mike fire her for it?
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Old 12-03-09, 01:07 PM   #93
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Re: The Middle -- "Siblings" -- 12/02/09

When Brick was doing his football dance, he reminded me so much of the dancing dwarf from Twin Peaks. His moves seemed so similar.
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Old 01-06-10, 02:59 AM   #94
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The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

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2 episodes back to back tonight:

The Jeans:

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Sue wants a trendy pair of jeans to impress her classmates; Axl wants a car to impress a girl; and Brick wants to prove his responsibility by taking care of Aunt Ginny and Aunt Edie's dog, Doris.


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The Hecks have a confrontation with neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) and her sons. Meanwhile, Brick and Axl learn a lesson about bribery.
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Old 01-06-10, 08:14 AM   #95
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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

2 episodes?!?!

(I hope this doesn't mean "burn off". I really like this show!)
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Old 01-06-10, 01:12 PM   #96
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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

No I don't think it's burnoff. The 8pm timeslot is available right now because of Hank's cancellation and they probably wanted to come back from the holidays with 2 new episodes to filll that 30 mins. I'm sure it will go back to something else next week. Plus the show got a full 22 episode order.
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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

We tried this show last night for the first time, the pants one. We didn't like it all. I did like that the Janitor didn't let the son talk to him that way. You don't see strict parenting enforced shows very much.
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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

Two good episodes.

IIRC, all 3 Wednesday shows got an additional 2 episode order this season, so it will be 24 episodes.
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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

And these 2 episodes averaged 7.9M viewers last night which is really good.

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Re: The Middle -- "The Jeans; The Neighbor" -- 01/06/10

I didn't like the Jeans episode too much (except for Mike putting Axl in his place), but the Neighbor was better. All that crust and mayhem on Brooke's face made my stomach turn.
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