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.