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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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Series cast summary:
...  Frankie Heck 214 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Mike Heck 214 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Axl Heck 214 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Sue Heck 214 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Brick Heck 214 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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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. 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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Real and Funny
5 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

You'd want to see this show because of the household names, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Chris Kattan, Brian Doyle Murray, and you'd be pleasantly surprised by the writing. We all "know" the harried mom, laid back dad, "under achiever" kids, but within a twenty minute episode I realize how really well the writers capture the frustration and absurdity that goes with life in "the middle". This program doesn't fit the "oh poor hapless daddy" sitcoms, the kind Bob Newhart would NEVER do, and that's why I've been watching it. Because they have a real mess of a home and wear clothes you do see in the newspaper insert ads, these are some real people dealing with some way out there kinds of characters in situations which are hilarious and sometimes heartwarming, without being mushy. This is one show I look forward to each week!!


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