The Middleman

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The Middleman

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Fighting evil so you don't have to.

Wendy Watson is recruited by The Middleman as his protégée. The Middleman, a milk-guzzling comic-book-like superhero, protects humanity from the supernatural forces that lurk in the shadows.

The Middleman is based on Javier Grillo-Marxuach's series of graphic novels.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Wendy Watson is a "Temp Jobber" is recruited by "Middle HQ" to be trained in becoming the Next "Middle Man", With help from the current Middle Man and Sensei Ping's unorthodox training and endless list of life lessions" Does "Dubby" have what it takes?moreless

    10
    This show is great from the cheesy one-liners, to the old school 1950s 'esque "aliens and monster" fight scenes. Hell they even had Kevin Sorbo guest star... and who doesn't love the seemingly endless supply of life lesson's taught to us by Sensei Ping :) I just wish that (if/when) They bring the show back that they focus more on the "relationship" between Wendy and The Middleman. I like their chemistry (not romantically) just as actors. All in all this is a very fun show and it's sad that is was buried amongst all the mediocre "Cop , Lawyer, CSI" shows and never really given much of a chance to shine...You just have to love Cheesy Comedies... I know I do :). It is a great show and I really hope they bring it back!moreless
  • Well what can I say...

    9.0
    ... about a show that's some crazy mix of the old, campy Batman TV Series, Scrubs, Red Dwarf, Men in Black, The Avengers (yay for black leather cat suits!), Ghost Busters and Austin Powers?



    "It makes me laugh"? My only complaint is that it's a little too rapid fire, sometimes you don't want to laugh because you might miss the next joke, stressful watching! ;-)



    Meh and it can be a bit 'girlie' at times but otherwise it's fine, especially once they got going after some so so early episodes. Worth watching and let's hope it's back soon.



    100 words? Well that's a bind. Hold on I'm at 107 now! OK I'll stop at 113.moreless
  • Hands down the best-written comedy on TV, and hands down my favorite.

    9.5
    It's a simple, horrid fact that anything more complicated than a fart joke strains the average American's brain, so I understand why "The Middelman" isn't dominating the ratings.



    But come on, people! It should still be a hit. It doesn't take an encyclopedic knowledge of superhero comics to laugh at "the Middlemobile", a lifetime of hardcore gaming to giggle at "Gutwrencher 3", or a political science degree to snicker at the paint-splashing antics of Wendy's PETA-activist roommate.



    And how big a rock do you have to be living under to miss the humor in a boy band intent on world destruction and intergalactic domination?



    So if you haven't seen it, try it. If you try it and don't like it, watch it again. It won't take long for it to "click," and the laughing you do once it does are more than worth that minimal effort. Trust me.moreless
  • Summarizing this show isn't the way to give it credit. The Middleman is a scifi/comedy about a girl named Dubbie who is recruited by "The Middleman" to work for a secret organization keeping the average joe from knowing about extra terrestial threats.moreless

    8.5
    I love the middleman! This show is quirky, hokey, and little bit scifi, as well as a little bit comedy. I enjoy the characters, I enjoy the premise, and I enjoy a clever show [again, even if it's a bit quirky]. I hope they fine tune it and make it a bit more coherrant so it has a chance of lasting, look at Kyle XY! ABC family is showing it has a flare for family friendly scifi [which is a good thing] I only wish they could devote a little late night time for some not so family friendly scifi! I was shocked to find a show like this one and Kyle XY. I like Middlemanmoreless
  • From episode 1, when Wendy meets The Middleman and Ida to join the fight to same humanity, to the season finale when she is pulled into a parallel universe; she and her friends charm us with their humanity. No challenge is too great for friendship.moreless

    9.3
    This show offers an intelligent send up of all action TV. What makes it wonderful is that there is no blood and gore. The characters are comic book people come to life with personalities. They are real without four letter words. Love and friendship count for something. The plot lines don't matter because the solutions are from "out of space and time." This is "Get Smart" "007" "Startrek" rolled up into a good laugh. Everyone in the cast seems to be having a ball. Clearly the people who think up the gadgets must be having a hoot. Keep it coming.moreless
  • QUIRKY SUPERHERO SHOW WON'T BE PICKED UP FOR SECOND SEASON BY ABC FAMILY; FINALE EPISODE COMING VIA GRAPHIC NOVEL, DVD DATE ALSO ANNOUNCED.

    ABC Family cancels The Middleman

    Some power users here at TV.com are going to be really disappointed. ABC Family's The Middleman, a consistent favorite of some of TV.com's most dedicated users, will not be picked up for a second season. In a press release…

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    • © 2008 Disney • ABC Television Group
    • © 2008 Disney • ABC Television Group
    • © 2008 Disney • ABC Television Group
    • © 2008 Disney • ABC Television Group
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    Categories

    Comedy, Fantasy

    Themes

    mad scientists, cool gadgets, fish out of water, for geeks, Teen