October 11, 2016 at 6:24 am #1201934120
The Middle returns for its eighth season on its new night tonight!
Episode: The Core Group
Synopsis: Axl introduces his new girlfriend and his proclaimed “love of his life” to Frankie and Mike; Sue considers changing her major to theater after her summer performing in Dollywood; Brick starts high school and tries to break away from his previous reputation.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.October 13, 2016 at 7:24 am #1201934883
This episode was very meh. My grade: C. Honestly, I’m going to give it two more episodes before I give up on this season.October 19, 2016 at 5:53 am #1201936728
The episode last night was alright. Not great not good. My grade: COctober 23, 2016 at 4:31 pm #1201938456
Whoops, forgot to post about “A Tough Pill to Swallow,” the move to Tuesday has messed my viewing schedule up a bit!
I’ve liked both of these episodes a lot! The Middle seems to still be maintaining the stride it found last year. I still love these characters and the show continues to push them all (with the exception of Brick, mostly) into new and exciting territory for a sitcom in its eighth season. They’re still hitting all of their emotional beats, too. The relationship between Mike and Sue is still a highlight; Sher and Flynn work so well together. In other good news, The Middle has been anchoring the new Tuesday comedy block really well.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.October 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm #1201938466
The first episode was average for me but the second was a lot better, I agree that the show had a stride last year and I would have liked the middle to have taken modern familys place at the last emmys, its was so much more deservingOctober 23, 2016 at 5:11 pm #1201938472
I would have liked the middle to have taken modern familys place at the last emmys, its was so much more deserving
I haven’t watched an episode of Modern Family in years, but absolutely agree with the sentiment that The Middle should have received some major Emmy recognition by this point in its run. Eden Sher should be an Emmy winner…
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.October 25, 2016 at 11:20 am #1201939625
Episode: Halloween VIII: The Heckoning
Synopsis: Frankie is haunted by the idea that her children would rather live with Mike should the couple hypothetically separate; Sue tries to get her room back from Brick; Axl starts lashing out at his family as a result of always being kind around April.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.November 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm #1201943379
Episode: True Grit
Synopsis: Sue turns to Axl for advice when she wants to break up with Jeremy; Brick tries to fit in with his new high school classmates and show some school spirit, but his friend Troy gets all of the attention instead; Frankie is embarrassed when she picks up some inappropriate underwear at the store by accident.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.January 25, 2017 at 11:06 am #1201995052
And ABC’s first renewal for next year is… The Middle! Citing the successful move to the lead-off Tuesday time slot where it has been a consistent performer and helped launch a new night of comedies, ABC renewed the show for a ninth season.