The Middleman

Season 1 Episode 1

The Pilot Episode Sanction

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 16, 2008 on ABC Family

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • Cute and imitative, but, arguably, among the best summer TV fare, so far.

    Take a Janeane Garofalo look-act-sound alike, add a Goober-like mystery man, mix in some absurd and well-worn sci-fi plots and CGI effects, add liberal dashes from shows such as "Men in Black" (it was a made-for-TV cartoon series, too, ya know!), the thankfully-cancelled series "Special Unit 2", and even "The Avengers", along with quotes from just about every popular genre, and you have . . . well, I'm not really sure what it is, but, it was fairly palatable, if not original.

    Fortunately, this hodgepodge of everything under the sun manages to keep a brisk pace, which kept my interest long enough to want more, but, at the same time, my world will not stop revolving if it gets cut when the summer ends.

    So, by all means, check it out, but don't bother scheduling your life around it!