ABC's 'THE MIDDLE'

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    I was pretty impressed with tonight's episode. I watch and enjoy all of ABC's Wednesday night comedies, but I think "The Middle" is probably the most consistent of the lot.
     
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    I absolutely adore this show, consistently well done and has a great cast.
    Also like the rest of the Wednesday comedies, except for "The Bitchi in Apartment 23". Comes across as a "2 Broke Girls" wanna be. But "2 Broke Girls " is a by far a much better show.The bitch is truly a bitch, incredibly obnoxious, and it's not funny. Not a lot of humor there.
     
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    There seems to be something seriously wonky with this Topic's interface, at least from where I'm sitting!


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  4. Adam Lenhardt

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    There are definitely a ton of posts that disappeared, Tony. I think something went wonky with this thread when they converted it from Huddler.


    At the end of tonight's episode, when Sue didn't care one iota that she didn't get into any sororities, I was struck by what a consistently excellent series this has been, one of the highest batting average comedies on television. Its laugh count isn't the highest, but I'm always invested in the characters and the situations they find themselves in.


    The fact that "Modern Family" gets so much love and this gets so little love has always been perplexing to me. The best thing I can come up with is that Emmy voters relate more to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family because they're much closer socioeconomically to them than they are to the Hecks. Which is skewed, because the country as a whole is much closer socioeconomically to the Hecks than the extended family in "Modern Family."
     
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    I always liked The Middle better than Modern Family. While I like MF, it's first few seasons DID have a high "laugh count", I've grown somewhat weary of it, and find I'm not as anxious to watch every new episode right away. I've watched both shows since they premiered together and I'll keep watching them both till they end, but The Middle is a show I would buy a complete series DVD of and watch over again. It REALLY doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
     
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    Always enjoyed "The Middle". It's just a regular family dealing with life and its problems.

    MF I watch occasionally, but so tired of the ridiculous rich people issues. Big, beautiful homes, constantly getting new cars, etc. How about a little reality.
     
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    That's a shame. This is such a great show. To be honest I'm surprised it went on this long. I would've expected it to fall apart once Sue and Axl had both gone off to college. That it was and still include the entire cast and still stay true to itself says something about the writers.

    We've actually been watching the first two seasons over the summer because we weren't watching the show in the early days. We noticed the some of the clothing Brick wears now is the same as the clothes Axl was wearing in the early seasons. That's some attention to detail!
     
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    I am more than a season behind, but I still enjoy watching some of those episodes on the DVR.
     
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    I would agree it's a shame that it won't be on anymore, but the take away is that it'll have given us 9 seasons of amazing comedic television. And I trust that this final season will be a wonderful wrap. Heck, one of my favorite sitcoms ever, 3rd Rock, lasted only 6 seasons, and as a complete series it's absolute perfection in my book. I wouldn't change a thing about that show, and come next spring I don't think I'll want to change a thing about The Middle. Bring it on! :D
     
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    It's not over yet, still another full season to go. Hope they do it well. So many shows go just a bit to far and kind of ruin the good feelings of the earlier seasons. Bow out gracefully when you're doing it well, don't try and extend things a few more years.
     

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