The Middleman

The Middleman

The Complete Series

DVD - 2009
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Focuses on the titular superhero and his new protege, an aspiring artist named Wendy Watson. Together, they defend the Earth against 'exotic problems' such as animated terracotta warriors, evil lucha libre wrestlers, extra terrestrials, trout-eating zombies and more.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory, c2009
ISBN: 9781603992626
1603992626
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 9 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Middleman (Television program)

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JCLJoshN Mar 12, 2014

Created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach from his comic book series of the same name, The Middleman embraces every fun superhero, SF, and adventure trope, subverting and playing with some tropes, playing other tropes completely straight. It's an unabashed superhero/spy-fi romp that manages to be over-the-top cheesy, subversively smart and funny, and emotionally deep. While only 12 episodes ever aired (with a 13th episode that was written, adapted as a comic, and performed at San Diego ComiCon), the show manages to build a sweet mentor/mentee relationship between the Middleman and his sidekick, Wendy Watson, and has one of the best friendships I've ever seen in a TV show between Wendy and her roommate, Lacey. Each episode is also jam-packed with pop culture references--spanning TV, movies, comics, music, and art--and smart, snappy dialogue. It's more fun than a barrel of super-intelligent, transdimensional monkeys!

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SuperJay
Jul 16, 2013

Super Fun! Like RichardHead said it's somewhat like "Men in Black." (This TV show made me laugh more than the big budget "MIB" movie) Very funny show. I enjoyed, you should enjoy it, and like eahays hinted anyone one you show should enjoy it too! Have a blast!

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Aleon
May 30, 2013

great show i fu like dis read the middle amn comic it was based on

mrth1ck007 Dec 12, 2011

Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuarch needs to be heralded as an unparalled modern autuer as comtemporaries Josh Whedon, Brian Fuller and Jeff Lindsay. Marxuarch has more originally witty and whimiscal ideas in his little finger than any of today's t.v., cable, and movie so-called scribes combined.

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eahays
Sep 26, 2011

One of my favorite shows of all time. Incredibly clever and witty with pop culture references and sight-gags galore, I've never shown it to anyone who didn't immediately fall in love.

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RichardHead
Jun 21, 2011

The concept is similar to "Men in Black" without the huge budget. I really enjoyed it - unique, amusing characters and the writers have a lot of great lines and situations.

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