After finding success in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre with Kyle XY, ABC Family decided to take another stab at the field with the superhero/comedy The Middleman. Based on the comic books of the same name created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, the series follows the exploits of a super crime fighter who's motto is "Fighting evil so you don't have to". The Middleman (Matt Keesler) and his newly recruited sidekick Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) do battle with menacing aliens, mad scientists, and evil Sino-Mexican wrestlers in what at times seems like a small-screen rendering of Men in Black. The series stands up as more than just a pale imitation of that movie franchise, though, as it offers fast-paced episodes with rapid-fire, witty dialogue and a sufficient helping of modern day youth-savvy heaped on for good measure. Supported by an excellent cast, the series started out of the gate pretty strong then seemed to stumble a bit after its first two episodes (shades of last season's Reaper). Still it is definitely worth tuning in for, especially considering the dearth of genre choices available this Summer.
Full Review: http://axiomsedge-scifi.blogspot.com/2008/07/review-middleman.html