Monday, September 13, 2010

The Middle: The Complete First Season

Family comedies have been redeemed thanks to the hit show The Middle. Watching this show is one of those that really makes you feel like part of the family. Patricia Heaton stars as Frankie Heck, frazzled mom of 3 trying to keep her head above water. Along with her husband, they try to remain sane amidst all the complications of raising a family. What makes this show work is that underneath all the wacky situations the family goes through, it is a very realisitc look at what having a family looks like. A big plus is that it doesn't rely on turning the family into "white-trash" for our enjoyment like some shows do. You actually feel for these people, especially the youngest kid known as Brick! Check out the first season on DVD and you'll see what I mean. It's a fine collection of episodes from one of TV's best comedies! And for your viewing pleasure, check out this clip:

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