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The Middle

Season 1
(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The daily mishaps of a harried woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempt to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Statement of Responsibility: a Blackie and Blondie production ; in association with Warner Bros. Television
Title: The middle
Season 1
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (518 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally broadcast by ABC during the 2009 season
Contains all 24 episodes from the first season
Special features: "Raising a sitcom family": series creators recount the history and development of this unique comedy about small-town life in the midwest; "Sue's best shots": Sue's hilarious school photos provide the springboard for cast and crew to recall their own school photo experiences; unaired scenes; gag reel
Contents: Disc 1. Pilot ; The cheerleader ; The floating anniversary ; The trip ; The block party ; The front door ; The scratch ; Thanksgiving
Disc 2. Siblings ; Christmas ; The jeans ; The neighbor ; The interview ; The yelling ; Valentine's Day ; The bee
Disc 3. The break up ; The fun house ; The final four ; TV or not TV ; Worry duty ; Mother's day ; Signals ; Average rules
Credits: Created by Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline.
Performers: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Chris Kattan.
Summary: The daily mishaps of a harried woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempt to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
System Details: DVD; region 1, enhanced for widescreen TVs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, dual layer
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Middle class families Indiana Drama City and town life Indiana Drama Women sales personnel Indiana Drama Familias Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Television comedies
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Middle class families
City and town life
Women sales personnel
Familias
Publisher No: 3000031549
ISBN: 1419899643
Branch Call Number: DVD TV M
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Jan 23, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great show about an overworked mother living a typical life. It feels very natural and real, even despite the hokey elements that are weaved into the fabric of all sitcoms. It's just a pleasure to watch. That being said, it's not a particularly popular show, and so, it's not going to find much acclaim at an awards festival. It's not a pretentious or profound show. It's the television show equivalent of comfort food, and for that, I recommend everyone watch it. (I also find that it improves as it goes on, so if you think it is, meh, mediocre in the first season, I recommend watching it into the second season. If it doesn't entertain by that point, then it may not be for you.) I enjoy the clashing elements of the show, particularly the diversity of the children, from the apathetic bonehead eldest child Axl to the determined but downtrodden middle child Sue to finally, my favourite, Brick, the baby of the bunch, but the intellectual superior of all of them (and FYI the most awkward and antisocial character). The show's running story is pretty much nonexistent; they're just trying to live their lives and I think that's what I like about it, the plotlessness that mirrors actual life. It never fails to make me smile. I'd recommend it.

Dec 19, 2013
  • chessiesmom rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This has to be one of the most boring shows I have seen in a long time. No laughs, only cringes at the feeble attempts to be funny. Reminded me why I cancelled cable.

Love it .. it sooo real and I love brick/sue and usually axl !!!! worth waitin to watch the movie

Jun 08, 2011
  • dred rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is easily one of the funniest shows ever created for television.

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Jun 27, 2014
  • red_donkey_76 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 25, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Father's Day is great. You know why? Because a mom is running it."

Jan 25, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"He's sixteen. He's only going to be living here for a few more years." "Don't worry, honey. When the outside world gets a load of him, they'll send him right back."

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