I have been a big fan of "The Middle" ever since its first season. Loved Brick, Mike, and the rest of the gang. Although to be honest, Sue would get on my nerves, and if I had a kid like Axl, I would have shipped him off to military school as soon as he hit puberty.
When I heard they were cancelling the show (and the word got out around January) I was befuddled and bereft. I let out an anguished "NOOOOOOOOO" (how Sue-like) which lasted for months. Even my seasons 1-8 DVD collection were no solace.
When I watched the final episode, (and I'd told a fellow Middleite my predictions for the characters), I found out at least one of my guesses were correct - it involved Brick).
They're now saying ABC is working on a sequel that involves Sue. I'm hoping that the rest of the cast will make a lot of appearances, as well.
And now that the new TV season is upon us, I still keep showing up for Tuesday, 7 pm, and my show's not there. It still hurts. (I really need to get a life.)
Still this DVD is a good reminder of why I love "The Middle." It's funny, touching, and makes me glad I have no kids.