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Old 11-24-10, 11:45 PM
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The Middle -- "Thanksgiving II" -- 11/24/10

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Mike begrudgingly invites his brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), who is temporarily living in a tent, and his father, Big Mike, who has recently broken his hip, to join him for the annual Heck family Thanksgiving. But when Frankie observes the macho Heck men's non-communicative nature, she encourages a not-so-receptive Mike to engage them in a real conversation and express their feelings. Meanwhile, Brick is ecstatic when he discovers that Bob is bringing his girlfriend, Linda - the local librarian who loves books as much as Brick does - to Thanksgiving; and Sue wants to start a mother-daughter tradition of baking a pie for the holiday, but ends up getting more sliced up than the crust.


Repeat next week. New episode on December 8th.
Old 11-25-10, 10:42 AM
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Re: The Middle -- "Thanksgiving II" -- 11/24/10

Good episode. I like the casting of Norm Macdonald as Mike's brother
Old 01-05-11, 05:35 AM
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The Middle -- "Taking Back the House" -- 1/05/11

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By djariya at 2011-01-01

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After years of being at their kids' beck-and-call and never having time for themselves, Frankie and Mike decide to take charge of their lives and regain control over the Heck household. But Axl, Sue and Brick don't plan on going down without a fight.


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Old 01-05-11, 08:17 PM
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Re: The Middle -- "Taking Back the House" -- 1/05/11

Glad to see this show back. The parts that involved Brick had me
Old 01-06-11, 01:16 AM
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Re: The Middle -- "Taking Back the House" -- 1/05/11

I thought this was a great episode.

Loved Brick falling for every internet scam
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Re: The Middle -- "Taking Back the House" -- 1/05/11

Love this show, my wife and I laughed pretty hard throughout the entire episode. Being parents of three children we can totally relate... especially the take-out food part, so dead on!

Currently my favorite sitcom is "Community" but "The Middle" is right there behind it.
Old 01-06-11, 02:21 PM
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Re: The Middle -- "Taking Back the House" -- 1/05/11

Not a boring moment in this half hour, one of the series best.

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Loved Brick falling for every internet scam
Brick getting sidetracked on the internet, and looking up "Moby Dick - the Hard Edition" had me howling.
Old 01-12-11, 01:22 PM
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The Middle -- "The Big Chill" -- 1/12/11

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By djariya at 2011-01-01

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Mike freezes Frankie out because he can't fathom how she inadvertently paid $200 for a small bottle of eye cream that she thought was priced at $20. Meanwhile, Axl's fathering techniques are put to the test when he has to take care of a mechanical infant doll for health class, and Sue and Brick desperately search for a way to fix a hole that they caused in Sue's bedroom wall.


Episode 12 of 24

Got renewed for a 3rd season this week.
Old 01-12-11, 10:23 PM
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Re: The Middle -- "The Big Chill" -- 1/12/11

Seeing Axl and his baby doll in bed together in the same position was hilarious!
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Re: The Middle -- "The Big Chill" -- 1/12/11

Sue and Brick are absolutely hilarious together.
Old 01-13-11, 07:50 AM
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Re: The Middle -- "The Big Chill" -- 1/12/11

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Sue and Brick are absolutely hilarious together.
It was pretty good considering Brick's stoylines are mostly solos. Have they ever had a story together before?

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Old 01-13-11, 11:40 AM
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Re: The Middle -- "The Big Chill" -- 1/12/11

Another solid episode. I liked Sue freaking out over the egg in the wall.
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The Middle -- "Super Sunday" -- 1/19/11

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By djariya at 2011-01-01

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As the Super Bowl approaches, Mike is thrilled when Brick takes his advice and studies up on football in order to understand and talk the sport. But Axl thinks his little brother is taking over his turf by being Mike's football buddy - a position Axl used to cherish. Meanwhile, Frankie thinks her professional career is looking up when Mr. Ehlert chooses her to accompany him to a managerial seminar, and ex-boyfriend Brad asks Sue to be his dance partner for the school's annual Square Dancing with the Stars.


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Old 01-19-11, 09:39 PM
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Re: The Middle -- "Super Sunday" -- 1/19/11

Sue's dance at the end
Old 01-20-11, 08:28 AM
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"8th Place and Participant! TWO ribbons for the board!" While normally Sue is somewhat of a downer character to watch, her reasoning last night opened up her character really well. She doesn't want to "peak" now because it'll only be downhill from there in her mind - she'd rather peak when she's old enough to savor it. A very cool concept that will allow me to witness her failures and laugh/roll along with it like she seems to do.
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The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

Wasn't keen on the last episode with Doris Roberts 2nd visit, but I really enjoyed the scenes between Axl and Sue tonite -- especially at the beginning with him taunting her for hoarding broken curlers.

Brick upping the ante on the 5 cents Psychiatric Booth and charging a dollar.

I would love to see ABC hold off on the show's repeats until summer and bring back Cougartown in the 8:30 time slot.
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Re: The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

Wow, no replies?! Thought this was another solid episode. The ending was so predictable but it still ended up being funny.
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I liked it.
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Re: The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

The Middle is my second favorite half hour comedy (1st is Community). The writer's on this show nail what it's like to be a parent right on the head. Sadly, my wife and I find ourselves laughing out loud at most of the situations because we can relate all too well.

Also, I love how they reference story points from earlier shows... WARNING spoiler from earlier shows:
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I never expected the the lost screwdriver/hole in Sue's wall to show up again, that was awesome.


Solid show from start to finish, well written and hilariously well acted.
Old 04-23-11, 11:35 AM
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Re: The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

I didn't want to start a new thread, but I thought the April 20 episode was great. Especially Sue:

"What happened?!?! is Justin Bieber dead?!?!"
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Re: The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

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I didn't want to start a new thread, but I thought the April 20 episode was great. Especially Sue:

"What happened?!?! is Justin Bieber dead?!?!"
Love Sue!
"I'm Sue Heck, and that's what the heck's going on!"

Frankie on the scones: "They're supposed to be stale and dry...they're British!"

I've sat thru a Sony 3D demo at the MGM hotel in Vegas once, and after this episode, I don't think I'll ever wear any used demo glasses ever again.
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Re: The Middle -- "Spring Cleaning" -- 03/23/11

Frankie's rant in front of the tv was funny, too. Good episode.
Old 05-04-11, 03:34 PM
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The Middle -- "Mother's Day II" -- 5/04/11

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By djariya at 2011-05-04

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Mike and the kids present Frankie with the perfect Mother's Day gift - a day to herself. But when her day off goes awry, Mike offers a do-over with the family, which comes with its own set of glitches.


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Old 05-11-11, 02:35 PM
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The Middle -- "The Prom" -- 5/11/11

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By djariya at 2011-05-04

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After learning that Axl text-invited the wrong girl to prom and plans to solve the situation by standing her up, Frankie and Mike demand that he meet the girl face-to-face in a timely manner to gently break off the date - or face the music and take her to the big event. Meanwhile, Sue and her friend, Carly, try in earnest to fit in with the school's "B" crowd during lunch, and after a successful first show, Brick begins to bore Frankie and Mike with his impromptu one-man plays.


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Old 05-11-11, 02:37 PM
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Re: The Middle -- "The Prom" -- 5/11/11

Did noone watch the Mother's Day episode last week? (I did post a thread last week) I caught it a few days ago and it was hilarious. I guess this is the least popular Wednesday comedy here.

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