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The Middle 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2018)
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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Patricia Heaton ...  Frankie Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Neil Flynn ...  Mike Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Charlie McDermott ...  Axl Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Eden Sher ...  Sue Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
Atticus Shaffer ...  Brick Heck 215 episodes, 2009-2018
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Following a woman named Frankie, and her boisterous family, the Hecks. Her husband, Mike, her daughter, Sue, and her two sons, Axl, and Brick go on what you might call family adventures as they explore life and its meaning. Mike and Frankie Heck watch their three crazy children grow up into young adults. Written by melissa mctague

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Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.

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Trivia

Sue's birthday is mentioned several time as being the 29th of February, which is the Leap Year Day. However, this is impossible. Sue graduated high school in 2015, which--with a February birthday--means she would have had to have been born in 1997. As Leap Year occurs only every four years, and each year is a multiple of four, the closest Leap Years to Sue's birth would have been 1996 and 2000, which would mean that in 2015 she would have turned either 19 or 15, respectively. There was also no mention of Sue's birthday in Season 7, despite 2016 being a Leap Year, though she is referenced as being 19 years old in Season 7, Episode 18, which first aired in March, meaning she has celebrated her birthday already. See more »

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The interior layout of the house differs from the outside plan of the house. Standing out front of the house there is the family room on the left, then the front door and dining room in the center, then the garage on the right. The inside floorplan has a hall going to the right leading to the bedrooms. To the right is the garage, so the bedrooms for Sue, Axl, and Brick would have to be in the garage. Some scenes do show a small extension on the right side of the house, but it is too small to be the boys room and could not include Sue's room at all. Additionally, the floor level of the house is at least 4' higher than the garage floor level, yet there is no step down going from the front room into the hallway, plus when the door from the garage to the house is open the hallway and the garage floor are at the same level. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.39 (2009) See more »

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The Middle
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Written by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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Very underrated, innocent family comedy
2 September 2012 | by crazydude1989See all my reviews

I really wish ABC would promote this show more, and give the actors credit for their work. They have been robbed of Emmy nominations twice. I honestly enjoy Modern Family but I don't get why that show gets a million Emmy nods every year. Anyway, I've been watching since day 1 and have loved it since. Frankie Heck is the harried car-saleslady mother of 3 kids, living in the fictional town of Orson, Indiana. She is always trying to get the kids to bond, while trying to get by herself, as she and her husband Mike don't make a lot of money and their house is always a mess. Axl, the oldest, is a typical lazy, sarcastic teenager who is almost always making fun of his sister Sue, the middle teen daughter. She is very optimistic and bubbly, but nobody really knows she exists, and can never make anything out of herself, especially at school. Finally we have little Brick, who's nose is always stuck in a book and doesn't really have any friends, but if he does make a friend, they're even quirkier than he is. And they are always trying to compete with their practically perfect neighbors, the Donahues. I think we can all relate to this show in some way--the house is always a mess, the mom doesn't always feel like cooking so she brings home fast food, there's those neighbors who are like the perfect family that you've always wanted to be, and the kids don't always get along. It's not laugh out loud funny but I still tune in every Wednesday. And it is NOT a ripoff of Malcolm. That show was about 4 brothers, one of them being a genius. And they lived in California whereas the Hecks live in the MID-west. And they're middle-income, and this show is focused on the mom, trying to do her best to support her family. This show also has more positive vibes. If it didn't have the word "Middle" in the title, people probably wouldn't say a word, right? 8/10.


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