The Middle (S08E15) “Dental Hijinks”

Review: This week’s episode of The Middle had a lot of different storylines. Let’s start with this week’s adventures of the parents. Mike has a toothache (apparently brushing your teeth as often as Mike does on screen, doesn’t prevent problems with your teeth), but of course he doesn’t want to go see a dentist. Frankie…

The Middle (S08E14) “Sorry Not Sorry”

Review: We start this week’s episode with a hectic scene when a water pipe in the Heck’s basement bursts, while Brick has to hand in a school paper online. Frankie and Mike start fighting with each other, which results in Brick not being able to hand in his paper on time (it actually wasn’t due…

The Middle (S08E13) “Ovary and Out”

Review: The Middle is finally back after being on a break for a couple of weeks, and this week they bring up an inevitable subject: we’ve often heard Frankie complain about her kids, but when it turns out that she can’t have any more kids, she is feeling a little down. To cheer her up,…

The Middle (S08E12) “Pitch Imperfect”

Review: Axl is only 4 months away from graduating college and while he usually needs to be pushed to do anything, this time he has actually thought about his future. But when he goes to a job fair at East Indy, he finds out that most people already started looking for jobs when they were…

The Middle (S08E11) “Hoosier Maid”

Review: Sometimes, on very rare occasions, the Hecks can actually be lucky. It’s not like they’ll ever win the lottery, but when Frankie wins free maid service for a month, it sure feels like it. “Now, someone who is not me is going to come in here and clean.” But finding the right maid proves to…

The Middle (S08E10) “Escape Orson”

Review: New year, same Hecks. It’s New Year’s Day and the Hecks are spending it in front of the TV (where else?). When the need for food leads them to the junk drawer for coupons, Frankie remembers that she bought a groupon for the Orson Escape Room that expires that day. Obviously they don’t want…

The Middle (S08E09) “A Very Marry Christmas”

Review: After Axl dropped a bombshell last week by telling Sue that he got married, expectations were high for The Middle’s last episode before the winter break. And the episode definitely lived up to those expectations in my opinion. After telling Sue about his marriage, she tries to convince him to talk to their parents…

The Middle (S08E08) “Trip and Fall”

SPOILER ALERT! Review: As we saw last week, the Hecks, while sad that Axl isn’t speaking to them, know how to go on with their lives. We see that again this week, when both Frankie and Mike are in a situation that doesn’t give them time to focus on Axl estrangement from the family. Mike falls…

The Middle (S08E07) “Look Who’s Not Talking”

Review: Axl is still not talking to his mother after she shared her feelings about April the day before Thanksgiving. Lucky for Frankie, she finds a new grocery store that’s cheaper than the Frugal Hoosier with misshapen fruit, which gives her some distraction about the whole feud with her son. When she finds out that…

The Middle (S08E06) “Thanksgiving VIII”

Review: Let’s first get the B-plot out of the way before we talk about Thanksgiving at the Heck house. Spudsy’s is looking for new employees and Brick needs cash to buy Cindy a Christmas gift and just like that Sue and Brick are co-workers. But Sue keeps interfering with Brick’s work to see if he…

The Middle (S08E05) “Roadkill”

Review: Mike and Frankie have forgotten Brick’s birthday once again, but Brick doesn’t mind and because he’s 15 now, he can get his learner’s permit. Mike and Frankie both try to get him to learn how to drive, but are terrified after one try. As a result, they keep hiding from their youngest kid, and…

The Middle (S08E04) “True Grit”

Review: As we saw in the season premiere, Sue isn’t sure about her relationship with Jeremy and this week she is ready to break up with him. She doesn’t know how and asks Axl for advice. He tells her to act like a jerk so that Jeremy would be the one to break up with…