We Need Middle-Closure!

This is so not fair. Not only did The Middleman » 9/02/08 5:43pm 9/02/08 5:43pm season one end on a new high note with last night's bizarre alternate universe story — making us feel clawing hostility at the thought that it could be the last ever episode — but it also left way, way too many loose ends laying around. Loose ends that may never be tied…

OMG Cute Nanobots On The Middleman!

Monday's new Middleman » 8/27/08 5:22pm 8/27/08 5:22pm may have been the best so far, despite a shocking paucity of Lacey. (With like 1000 !) Which makes it all the sadder that sources are the show is destined for an "indefinite hiatus." Phooey. Here's our belated review of episode 11. Spoilers! OMG spoilers!I actually just got done reading the ,…

The Fangs Of Love Are Sharp, And Apparently Wooden, On The Middleman

I'm still reeling from the revelations in last night's new Middleman » 8/19/08 5:30pm 8/19/08 5:30pm episode. Well, two revelations in particular, both involving Lacey, the show's unsung star. I almost had a temperomandibular joint disorder from having my jaw drop so many times. To be fair, the episode's main plot was one that I could take or leave…

The Middleman's Sexual Revolution

A 1960s hero gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in 2008. In the hands of most TV shows or comics, this storyline would have been full of silly fish-out-of-water jokes. Oh, he doesn't understand the internet! He's never seen an ipod! Etc. But The Middleman sidestepped all that stuff and went for the really… » 8/12/08 2:00pm 8/12/08 2:00pm

Middleman Wrecks Genres, Smashes Genders

Last night's Middleman » 8/05/08 2:33pm 8/05/08 2:33pm episode was pretty much pure genius, with only one or two dud moments. It kept the crazy ideas coming at a faster pace than ever, but also found time for some huge leaps forward in Lacey and Wendy's all-important relationship. It was pretty much the perfect example of why this show rules, and…

The Middleman Knocked Our Blocks Off!

The main plot of last night's Middleman episode was only middling - I've seen similar storylines mocking boy-bands before - but all of the interactions between the characters, and the fizzy dialog, were funnier than ever. I honestly would watch The Middleman even if it was just a whole episode of Lacey and Wendy… » 7/22/08 1:45pm 7/22/08 1:45pm