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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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Cast

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Middle. See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia Heaton's character Frankie Heck on this show is the exact opposite of her character Brie in the movie "Beethoven" (1992). In that film, Brie and her husband Brad (David Duchovny) were a yuppie childless couple who thrived in their careers as venture capitalists, drove BMW cars, and wore expensive clothing. On this show, Frankie Heck and her husband Mike (Neil Flynn) have 3 kids, work in mid to low level jobs, drive old domestic cars that need upkeep, and wear moderately-priced clothing. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: Episode #1.8 (2013) 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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Really enjoyable comedy
15 December 2009 | by jpozenelSee all my reviews

There's a number of shows that I record every week and this is one of them. Whenever I go to catch up on watching shows that were recorded, there are some that are starting to feel like a chore to watch, but I always looks forward to watching this one.

I was never a fan of "Everyone Loves Raymond" so I never saw too much of Patricia Heaton, but she's really very good in this show. I think most of the characters in this show are really well cast. I think Eden Sher as the daughter "Sue" is terrific. She's such a lovable nerd. Neil Flynn who plays the husband "Mike" is funny and believable. Atticus Shaffer as the youngest son "Brick" is pretty bizarre, but somehow I find myself laughing at him, especially when he repeats to himself in a whisper, the last word of his sentences. I can't explain why, but it's funny to me every time he does it.

I hope the show doesn't get old for me. I've watched the first 9 episodes so far and haven't been disappointed yet.


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