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  • David Buchanan
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    #331762

    The Middle returns for its sixth season on Wednesday, September 24, and ABC has just released the official poster:

     

    Richard Kind will also appear in the season premiere as Sue’s orthodontist:

    http://tvline.com/2014/08/20/the-middle-season-6-cast-richard-kind-sues-orthodontist/ 

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    rstang00
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    PianoMann you just got my first 5* rating because this show is awesome and deserves more attention and awardage – specifically Eden Sher.

    Can’t wait for it to return. 

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    David Buchanan
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    Thanks, rstang00! I’m a big fan of the series, and I think there are a lot of Derbyites who are big, yet quiet, supporters; hopefully a new thread for the new season will generate some great conversation for this underrated comedy.

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    Bernadette_P
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    I love The Middle, it opened my eyes to the fact that you shouldn’t judge a tv show based on promos or a quick snippet here and there. I started watching during season 3 and soon caught up. I’ve been off work sick for a few days and started rewatching some season 5 episodes and it completely cheered me up as only The Middle can. 

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    David Buchanan
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    Tonight is the Season 6 Premiere of The Middle!

    Episode: Unbraceable You

    Synopsis: Sue and Brick have to scramble to catch up when Frankie discovers that they missed the first day of school, Sue finally gets her braces off, and Axl finally beats Mike at basketball.  

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    vinny
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    That episode was good. Best line had to be the Hunchack reference in my opinion but ti was a good episode that allowed Sher to shine.

    My grade: B 

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    rstang00
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    YEAR OF SUE!

    Gold Derby Emmy MVP: Eden Sher rises to the top of “The Middle”

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/7336/the-middle-eden-sher-patricia-heaton-tv-news-entertainment-13579086-story.html 

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    I sometimes find Eden Sher (or perhaps her character) a little much, but she was really great in “Unbraceable”. I also liked the interaction between Axl and Mike. They are doing a good job of gradually maturing Axl.

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    David Buchanan
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    Great season premiere! There are so many things to like about the way this series handles Axl, Sue, and Brick.

    Eden Sher was certainly the best-in-show in the episode, and I don’t think anyone can deny smiling along with her when she shows off that huge, happy smile.  I agree with adamunc that Axl has been gradually maturing throughout the past few seasons, and a lesser series would have reduced the poignancy of beating Mike at basketball to a stereotypical “obnoxious teen doesn’t realize that his Dad is getting old and brags for 22 minutes.” Although Brick had the least effective plotline in this episode, he had two of the funniest moments: whispering into the pool, and the call-back to Mike and Frankie bringing home the wrong baby and keeping him for months.

    It’s always good to see Richard Kind, too, although I hope we see him again in the near-future, as he didn’t have very much to do.

    Welcome back, The Middle

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    espnfan
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    I am glad to see others here enjoy the Middle as well.  I have always enjoyed it and thought it was a shame the show has not gotten the attention or praise it deserves.  The season debut was a great episode and reminded me why I love the show so much. 

    My one major complaint is I wish they were not so hard on the family.  It was hilarious and funny the first couple of seasons, but now the way the family is presented is downright mean at times.  Especially when it comes to the mother, Frankie.  She started off as a frazzled and over-stressed mother.  Now there are times where she just comes off as an idiot.  Same with Mike, the husband/dad at times. 

    Examples would be last season when she could not handle car-pooling her kids and the neighbors to school on time.  Even now the fact she was somehow unaware of when school started and let her children miss an entire week of class.  Or the fact she is not able to handle taking a college night course and missed half of it? 

    I actually hated the episode last season where they nearly spent the entire episode in the priests office after church discussing what is wrong with their family.  They may have their problems, but they are nowhere near bad enough to warrent needing family counseling or intervention.  That was a little too much for me.

    I understand they are this eras version of the Conners (Roseanne) and for the most part find them funny.  Over the past season or so it feels like we have gone from laughing with them to laughing at them.  And that bothers me.  I understand when they are down on their luck and having a hard time.  Those times are often funny and relatable to most of us.  I wish they would go back to that as opposed to stories that make them look like complete idiots or incompetent.  I want to laugh with them, not at them,

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    Ghost
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    The premiere wasn’t bad, just nothing special. To me, the show took a dip in quality last season but still remained good.

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    David Buchanan
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    Happy Wednesday everybody!

    Episode: The Loneliest Locker

    Summary: Frankie and Mike decide that they both need to find second jobs in order to afford to send Sue to a good college; Sue and Brad write a new play for senior year; Axl begins removing things from the Heck household to bring to the house he is renting with Hutch; Brick finds some of his favorite childhood toys and begins playing with them again.

    Discuss.

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    vinny
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    #331775

    So Mike no longr drives the little Debbie food truck or whatever that was?

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    David Buchanan
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    So Mike no longr drives the little Debbie food truck or whatever that was?

    I think they dropped that storyline when they wrote Chris Kattan’s Bob out of the show, but I’m not sure.  The Middle is typically excellent about maintaining continuity and referencing old plots, so perhaps they’ll bring it up in this episode! 

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    vinny
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    [quote=”vinman422″]So Mike no longr drives the little Debbie food truck or whatever that was?

    I think they dropped that storyline when they wrote Chris Kattan’s Bob out of the show, but I’m not sure.  The Middle is typically excellent about maintaining continuity and referencing old plots, so perhaps they’ll bring it up in this episode! [/quote]

    I hope so.  

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