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Old November 30 2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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The Middle

Anyone see this new show on ABC?

Imagine "Malcolm in the Middle" only somehow make it less funny.

Boom. You've got it.
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Old November 30 2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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It'd be pretty craptastic on its own but the fact that it also stars Patricia Heaton only elevates it to a new plane of suckitude. I'm surprised ABC didn't can it when it got rid of Hank and Eastwick.
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Old November 30 2009, 01:25 AM   #3
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Re: The Middle

Yeah, I didn't like "Hank" at all, but it was much better than "The Middle".
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Old November 30 2009, 01:28 AM   #4
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Wow, I'm surprised by the hate. I find it a lot funnier than I expected, even if it is too much of a Malcolm clone. It's one of the few new shows this season I'm still watching, and I hope it gets picked up for a second season, even though the ratings are pretty low.
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Old November 30 2009, 02:43 AM   #5
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Re: The Middle

The problem I had from the episode I saw was that it was just so much a Malcolm clone as to almost bring to mind plagerism. You've the castrated dad, the no-nonsense mom, the quirky youngest kid, the look and style of the episode I saw (involving a CPS worker coming to their house) just reminded me very much of "Malcolm in the Middle." And, see, I really like Patricia Heaton but this show somehow made her unattractive and uninteresting.

And, see, what doesn't help is that I didn't like MitM, so a shitty rip-off of it doesn't fare better.
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Old November 30 2009, 04:23 AM   #6
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I just don't understand how they can ever advance anything with the story. I like the stuff I watch to have a story and I'm not sure a semi-normal family is going to hold my attention for too long.
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