Season Report Card: “The Middle”

Season: 3

Overall Grade:

Best Episode:

“Leap Year.” The show is at its best when the Hecks are dealing with chaos, and watching the entire family scramble to throw Sue an impromptu birthday in the middle of the night was hysterical. This episode really captured their usual lack of organization and repsponsibility and how they hilariously had to pay for their mistake.

Worst Episode:

“Forced Family Fun.” This was the show’s only attempt at an hour long episode, and it really didn’t work. I found myself bored throughout most of it and because this was the season premiere, I seriously hoped this wouldn’t be an indication of the rest of the season. Luckily, I was proven wrong.


Sue Heck. From creating the Wrestlorettes to being grossed out by french kissing, Sue certainly had some of the most entertaining storylines this season.

Best Decision:

Having Sue enter high school. Obviously this wasn’t so much a choice as it was a necessity for the character, but it was fantastic to see her in a new environment.

Worst Mistake:

Ending Sue’s relationship so quickly. I just wish we could have seen more of her dorky ignorance with her boyfriend, but I’m sure there will be more of that in the future.

Most shocking moment:

Rusty Heck’s wedding. I never expected to see that guy get married, but after getting to know his wife’s personality, I guess I wasn’t so surprised after all.


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