The Middle (S08E20) “Adult Swim”

Review: Mike prepares the pool for the summer and wants the kids to use it, but none of them seem interested. He threatens to get rid of it, but it doesn’t motivate the kids to take a swim. Brick doesn’t care about the pool that much, but Sue explains to him that it’s only the…

The Middle (S08E19) “The Confirmation”

Review: This week’s episode, in which Charlie McDermott made his directorial debut, is a continuation of last week’s storyline where Axl and Lexie finally got together. Axl however doesn’t want to make it public yet after all the events that happened with April. Axl and Lexie keep sneaking around, while Brad and Sue try to…

The Middle (S08E18) “The Par-Tay”

Review: This week The Middle continues to explore the love lives of Axl and Sue in an episode filled with callbacks and more importantly hilarious lines. Let’s start with the smallest storyline this week. After the burst pipes in the basement a few weeks ago, the problem still hasn’t been completely solved. Mike tries to…

The Middle (S08E17) “Exes and Ohhhs”

Review: Last week we ended the episode with Axl finding out that Lexie likes him and Axl going after her at a party, only to run into Devin. When Cassidy and Weird Ashley show up as well, the confusion is complete. Axl explains his situation with April to the girls and leaves the party before…

The Middle (S08E16) “Swing and a Miss”

Review: After a long losing streak, Mike hires the high school coach Tink Babbit to help out with the quarry’s softball team. This finally leads to some wins for the team, but when Mike hurts his back, Tink benches him. The team continues to win and the chances for Mike to return to the starting…

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…