The Middle (S09E19) “Bat Out of Heck”

Axl is getting annoyed with Mike who is constantly telling him how to do things better. He doesn’t want to talk to him about it though and rather lies to his dad so that he doesn’t have to admit when he’s doing something wrong. When Axl is trading his Winnebago for an actual car (which…

The Middle (S09E18) “Thank You For Not Kissing”

Frankie and Mike get called in for a meeting at the high school because there’s a problem with Brick. They have a talk with Dr. Fulton (played by the great Dave Foley) and he tells them that Brick and Cindy have been making out at school at inappropriate places and during inappropriate times (seriously, why…

The Middle (S09E17) “Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle”

Over the years we’ve seen the Hecks and Glossners fight a lot. About a garden hose, wind chimes or a loose dog. And whatever the Hecks or any other neighbor did, the Glossners wouldn’t stop torturing the neighborhood. But now, after stealing Sue’s car, the Hecks are fed up and decide to finally stand up…

The Middle (S09E16) “The Crying Game”

Frankie doesn’t have a great week and just wants to have a good cry, but every time she tries, she gets interrupted. First it’s Brick who wants to share a problem he has in school, and later that week it’s Mike who comes in to tell her that he got offered the position of regional…

The Middle (S09E15) “Toasted”

The Olympics are over, which means the Hecks are finally back with a new episode! It’s Sue’s 21st birthday and Frankie goes over to East Indy to celebrate with her. They’re going out for drinks and because this is the first time Sue really has a drink (we’ll let that one time slide where she…

The Middle (S09E14) “Guess Who’s Coming To Frozen Dinner”

Mike feels like he doesn’t get to spend as much time with Sue as he used to and tries to change that. Watching a movie (including some sex scenes with Chris Pine) makes things only more awkward between the two, and when Rusty gets back into town, things only get worse. Rusty spent some time…

The Middle (S09E13) “Mommapalooza”

Mike is sick of Sue and Brick’s fighting about the hole in the wall so he orders them to fix it. As we’ve seen on the show multiple times before with the previous holes in the wall, Brick and Sue aren’t great at fixing things, and even YouTube videos by Randy Poteat (who was first…

The Middle (S09E12) “The Other Man”

As we saw last week, Sue and Sean still didn’t get together. And as I mentioned in the review of this episode, I hoped, seeing as Aidan would be in this episode, that Sue would break up with him. She didn’t this week, but at least she tried. Sue hasn’t been in touch with Sean…

The Middle (S09E11) “New Year’s Revelations”

Sorry for not getting this review up sooner, I was still recovering from the holidays. But here goes: After finally seeing Sue and Sean kiss on Christmas Eve, this episode continues with this storyline. Sue finally tells Frankie that she likes Sean and that they kissed, but she isn’t sure what it all means because…

The Middle (S09E10) “The Christmas Miracle”

It’s Christmas time in Orson, but the kids aren’t really feeling it this year. That’s why Frankie decides that instead of a ‘little kid Christmas’ they can do a ‘big kid Christmas’ now that the kids have grown up. She invites the Donahues for cocktails and a game of Yankee Swap and after that they…

The Middle (S09E09) “The 200th”

It’s The Middle’s 200th episode and like with the 100th, the writers have incorporated this number into the episode. The city of Orson has been named the 200th most livable city (in Indiana) and when you have someone like Nancy Donahue living in your town, you know that’s going to be celebrated. Orson is going…