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The Middle – Season 3, Episode 2: Hecking Order

What makes the ABC comedy The Middle so relatable is the characters. No single one is more important than another. It’s the family unit as a whole where we truly see a little of ourselves. Wednesday’s episode, Hecking Order, really hit home with me. During… Read More »The Middle – Season 3, Episode 2: Hecking Order

The Middle – Episode 1 & 2: Forced Family Fun

Editor: Please welcome guest author Daniel Staten who will take on the dangerous duty of reviewing ABC’s popular sit-com The Middle.

The Middle follows the Heck family. They’re an all-American, middle-class family with everyday common struggles. The show is back for season three on ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup. This season’s opener features a cameo by Ray Romano that reunites him with Heck family matriarch Frankie, played by Patricia Heaton.

It’s the first day of school for Axl, Sue and Brick and as Frankie and Mike usher their kids off to class, Frankie begins to reminisce about the family’s summer bonding experience, or as most of us know it, vacation. After seeing neighborhood families travel to the beach, Wisconsin, and conveniently, Walt Disney World, Frankie decides that the Heck family needs a “quick and cheap” vacation to call their own. Mike, in his gruff and earnest way suggests the family go camping. In spite of the kid’s collective groans, they pack up the car and head out.

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Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Must Watch TV?

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I used to watch the show religiously, but I deleted it from my record list about two seasons ago. It was some combination of the show hitting the same emotional tones over… Read More »Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Must Watch TV?