Malcolm in the Middle

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Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning writer Linwood Boomer, this inventive half-hour series is seen through the eyes of MALCOLM (Frankie Muniz), a regular high school kid trying to navigate his way through life despite the various obstacles thrown in his way – a complete misunderstanding of girls, the constant burden of masterminding plans to get himself and his brothers into or out of trouble, and a miserable job at the Lucky Aide… not to mention a severe case of teen angst. Although Malcolm has a genius IQ, he can't seem to make sense of the opposite sex, much less his embarrassing family. Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) is the outspoken, opinionated mom, who still manages to rule the roost even though her boys are growing wise to her crafty ways. Hal (Bryan Cranston), a dad who is just a bumbling, big kid at heart, often finds himself creating more chaos than his five boys combined. Reese (Justin Berfield) has mastered the art of a perfect blank stare, and makes up for his lack of intelligence with deviance. Francis (Christopher Masterson), Malcolm's oldest and favorite brother, is willing to move from Alabama to Alaska to New Mexico – as long as its keeps him from moving back home. Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan), no longer the youngest, has learned his tricks from the best and often pulls the wool right over his brothers' eyes. And then there's Jamie, the newest member … and family scapegoat. Timeslot History on Fox and Global January 2000 - July 2002 .... Sundays, 8:30pm August 2002 - October 2004 .... Sundays, 9:00pm November 2004 - August 2005 .... Sundays, 7:30pm September 2005 - January 2006 ... Fridays, 8:30pm January 2006 - Present .... Sundays, 7:00pmmoreless
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  • i love malcom in the middle

    5.5
    i love malcom in the middle i didnt know they still played it but thaks to this web site i now no that it does still play on like MTV2 but this site would be better if they actually let you watch the shows and for free
  • Finally, a family show that reflects real life

    10
    This is one of my most favorite shows I have ever seen on . The story follows a disfunctional family for a change instead of the perfect families that dont seem to reflect real life. I also liked how the staff decided to film this show on location instead of a cheap stage. Finally, the people on the show know my type of background. I like it when things are not filmed on stage. This is something I`d buy on DVD if the whole series were avalible.moreless
  • awesome

    10
  • A wacky show about a dysfunctional family... sure to make you laugh!

    9.0
    Take your ordinary sitcom, a dysfunctional family, add in a boy genius character, a misbehaving son off training at military school, and what do you get?



    Malcolm in the Middle.



    I didn't watch this show for a while (I have no idea why), but when I saw that the whole series was on Netflix, I decided to give it a try. And boy, I made the right decision.

    It centers around a boy genius named Malcolm trying to fit in with others, and trying to deal with the chaos that is his brothers and mother. His oldest brother, Francis, is your typically snarky character who was sent away to military school as punishment. Of course, as the series progresses, he moves around a bunch of different places, even gaining some maturity along the way. Jamie is added later on in the series, but he provides funny baby jokes and situations. Reese is a bully, not only at school, but he picks on Dewey too (the youngest for half of the series). Even though Lois, the mother, constantly yells at the boys and scolds them for being bad, they seem to never get the picture.



    Overall, a great sitcom for the whole family to enjoy.moreless
  • Funniest Show Ever

    10
    I love this show. I started watching it 3 years ago and it was funny. It's still funny to this day. The jokes are funny and witty, I love all the characters and the episodes are so hilarious. Malcolm in the Middle is the best best live action show I've ever seen.
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    bad parenting, pressures of high school, siblings, single camera sitcom, teen angst