Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Middle

This guest post from Hong Alexander

I have never seen a show that embodies the true verve of the American family as much as The Middle. Two working class parents and three children in suburban Indiana? It doesn’t really get any more American than that. The parents struggle to meet deadlines, put food on the table, drive their kids to activities, maintain some semblance of a social life, and nourish their marriage. That…is a lot to do. The thought of it actually stresses me out a little bit. And yet it’s amazing—they do it with aplomb. They do it with a sense of humor…I don’t understand it. I mean, sure there are episodes where the obstacles seem almost insurmountable, and Frankie (the mom) is a bit of a neurotic mess, but it all gets sorted out by the end of the thirty minutes. While I don’t think the resolutions are always realistic, I do think it’s fun to watch people who are doing the same things we’re all doing every day, but who somehow find a way to make it much, much more interesting. Tune in to The Middle the next time you see it on direct tv unionsville. I think you’ll love it.

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