Has anybody watched the American sitcom called 'The Middle?'

(28 Posts)
Nectar Sat 18-May-13 14:06:39

My dd recently discovered it, (I don't know what channel), but set the TV to record lots of episodes over the last few weeks.

Myself, dd and ds spent a v enjoyable evening watching them all last night, for once all watching the same thing! My DD is 15 and DS is 8, I suppose it's aimed at teenagers really but there was something in it for all of us. My 8 year old found the youngest child in it called 'Brick', absolutely hilarious!

MrsMcEnroe Sat 18-May-13 14:16:49

Yes, we all love The Middle in our house, and my DS(8) loves Brick!

I've been brought to tears several times by that programme, it is really well-written.

CatelynStark Sat 18-May-13 14:18:35

Yes, we all love it too! Especially the one where they go camping and 'Raymomd' makes a guest appearance! smile

nenevomito Sat 18-May-13 14:18:54

Yep it's a favourite standby program in our house along with modern family.

cornypedicure Sat 18-May-13 14:19:15

yes my ds's love it

LemonBreeland Sat 18-May-13 14:22:16

I don't like it. My DC love it though. Both dses favourite name in the world is Brick. in fact ds2 named one of our chickens brick.

itsallshitandmoreshit Sat 18-May-13 14:26:04

I love it and have seen every episode. I love Axel and Sue. Sue's positivity cracks me up. Can't watch for the next season (5?).

ItsallisnowaFeegle Sat 18-May-13 14:26:56

Love it! I want a Brick! grin

MrsMcEnroe Sat 18-May-13 14:28:54

In my darkest moments I console myself with the extremely faint hope that my DD will be as positive, kind and loving as Sue when she's a teenager!

TheCrackFox Sat 18-May-13 14:30:49

Love it.

Although I am concerned that they are using secret CCTV in my house to get most of their story lines. Very disconcerting.

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Sat 18-May-13 14:31:59

It is eseential viewing. Love the Hecks.

nipersvest Sat 18-May-13 14:34:05

my dc's love it too

BriansBrain Sat 18-May-13 14:36:14

We really like it and the modern family.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Sat 18-May-13 14:38:38

I like it but not as much as Malcolm in The Middle.

CorrieDale Sat 18-May-13 14:42:12

Really like it. I stumbled across it by accident a couple of years ago. I am wondering how the dynamic will change when axl goes to college. Maybe they'll do a modern family and have him last just a few weeks?

fuzzpig Sat 18-May-13 14:47:08

I love it! Brick is just adorable smile

Only discovered it by chance as I got series one from the library where I work, but can't get any other series and they are really pricey on amazon.

What channel is it (and Modern Family as I've not tried that) on please? smile

JaxTellerIsAllMine Sat 18-May-13 14:48:01

Yes, we like it too. DD just 10 also loves it.

MrsReiver Sat 18-May-13 14:52:20

New episodes of The Middle and Modern Family are on Sky One on Fridays from 8pm. There are repeats on Sky 1 and 2 fairly regularly. In fact I think there's back to back The Middle on now....

RhondaJean Sat 18-May-13 14:55:25

There is, we have it on while we get ready to go bra shopping.

It's one of my favourite programmes at the moment.

MrsDoomsPatterson Sat 18-May-13 14:56:04

The middle is ace - and modern family.

fuzzpig Sat 18-May-13 15:24:00

Ah I thought it would be sky sad freeview only here!

fuzzpig Sat 18-May-13 15:24:08

(thanks for replying though!)

Thumbwitch Sat 18-May-13 15:30:59

I have tried watching it a few times. I can't get past the fact that, apart from having a girl in it, it's so similar to Malcolm in the Middle, even down to having the kooky-looking youngest child. And I know that the actor who plays Brick has some growth delay from Osteogenesis imperfecta (yeah, I just cheated and checked what it was called on Wiki), whereas the actor who played Dewey just had sticky-out ears.

I think it's ok but can't get into it enough to want to watch it regularly.

MoreBeta Sat 18-May-13 15:36:58

Yes we love The Middle. Very funny but also a very serious social commentary about the economic/social situation facing much of 'Middle America' where incomes and standards of living have fallen in real terms for over 20 years.

It does to some extent reflect the isues facing the 'squeezed middle' in the UK as well.

Nectar Sat 18-May-13 22:24:59

Lots of fans of this programme thengrin. Thank you to the poster who said it was on this afternoon, DS had a friend round and DD and I sat and watched it. Brilliant viewing!

Tigresswoods Sat 18-May-13 22:29:12

Err, yeah, it's awesom, especially axl

But my favourite will always be Sue.

hereshecomesnowsayingyoniyoni Sun 19-May-13 14:34:37

Came across it whilst flicking through tv and now we're all hooked.record them all and watch them back to back
Think all the characters are great but axl's my favourite

My DC watch The Middle (though when it's on , it seems to be very random as to the order of programmes. Brick is much older now and it doesn't work sad )
DD likes Modern Family (I can't stand it)
DS like Malcolm but is sooo glad he hasn't got Lois as his mother grin

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