Those aren't the commenters I was referring to.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 3:26 PM
I knew she was a Republican, but can't you be a Republican and respect others?
It makes me sad. I love this show, but I don't want to enable her celebrity.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 4:15 PM
Sheldon is hardly a loner. He has a roommate by choice, plus a social group he insists on hanging out with as per his schedule, plus he has allowed Penny to become a permanent part of his circle, and he now has a girlfriend. Sheldon's rarely alone. I do think of Brick as a little Sheldon-in-training.
he isn't brilliant but total loner Dr. Sheldon Cooper who has zero use for anyone other than MeeMaw.
So true. I prefer the focus on the Hecks, with some interaction with their friends and neighbours. The carlot stuff was the weak spot and I'm glad it's mostly disappeared.
I'm glad the car lot scenes have been scaled back. That may be part of the reason why I'm enjoying this season more.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 4:20 PM
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Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 4:46 PM
I like his character, but as a recurring role. I'm glad the car lot scenes have been scaled back. That may be part of the reason why I'm enjoying this season more.
Edited by Betsyb, Mar 6, 2012 @ 5:00 PM.
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Edited by heirloomtomata, Mar 7, 2012 @ 4:09 PM.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 4:11 PM
I love this idea! From your lips to the producers' ears!!!
I hope the writers are the spiteful type that would get revenge on PH for offending a good chunk of their viewers by writing a future episode where Sue has a medical need to go on the pill and Frankie is given lines about how going on contraceptives doesn't mean they're giving Sue permission to have sex, and how she's just grateful that Mike's medical insurance covers it, since the insurance plan offered at the car lot is run by people who think birth control is only for floozies, even though it has no trouble paying for Mr. Ehlert's Viagra.
I still can't get over this whole debacle. Does she think her truly vile remarks set her up as a "Christian" role-model? Because, hello, she has lost whatever credibility she once may have had in that department. Seriously, here she is, one of the few active political conservatives in her lefty-dominated acting world, and this is how she behaves? I guess she figures, she got her Emmys, now she can act like a moron. I wonder what her "Middle" co-stars must be thinking. And how interesting (and ironic) that some of her "Middle" producers/writers worked on the fabulous and left-leaning "Murphy Brown"!!!
She can't possibly come away from this unscathed; even many of her fellow conservatives were shocked over Limbaugh's initial rant, and now she's a proven dittohead, acting without facts but definitely with malice.
Whereas I despised "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Debra in particular, I love "The Middle" and her role as Frankie. I just wonder how long it will take me to get this horrid vision of the real Ms. Heaton out of my head, if that's even possible!
In October 2006, Heaton appeared in a commercial opposing a Missouri state constitutional amendment concerning embryonic stem cell research, which subsequently passed. The advertisement was a response to the election of Democratic Senate hopeful Claire McCaskill and ran at about the same time as Michael J. Fox's advertisement supporting the amendment... Following a public outcry, Heaton later said she regretted doing the ad and sent an apology to Fox, claiming she wasn't aware of Fox's ad before she did hers. Fox accepted her apology and later stated that ďIf we can have a healthy dialogue about issues that people see differently, thatís marvelous.Ē
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Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 5:00 PM
I was looking forward to seeing it tonight but now not so much.
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Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 2:50 PM
First-Run, Off-Network Comedy Perfect Fit for Network's Family-Friendly Programming Mix; Series Launches 2014
Hallmark Channel is proud to announce it has acquired the popular comedy series, "The Middle" as the newest member in its programming family and will begin airing the first 88 episodes beginning March 2014. Additional seasons will join the rotation as they become available. The first-run, off-network comedy is a perfect fit in Hallmark Channel's line-up of family-friendly programming. "The Middle" joins ranks with such modern-day classics as "The Golden Girls" and "Frasier," which are already tremendous ratings successes for Hallmark Channel.
Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 8:49 PM
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 8:34 AM
This really was a good episode for Axl. Good thing he's learning pickoff moves--MLB Tonight just had a thing yesterday about how the pitchers in the pros who didn't dominate growing up (or at least went through a stage when they didn't fan all the batters) are better with that because they learned to pickoff before they made it to the pros.
How fabulous was Axl! first stepping in to warn Sue, then telling her some guy would like her, then rushing to her side after he hit her with the pick-off ball.
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 9:29 AM
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 9:42 AM
The battery thing was pretty stupid. First I couldn't believe Frankie wouldn't let it go, then later I was on her side when Mike wouldn't give Brick the batteries that he had in the house and made Frankie go out in the cold to get them.
He does it becuase she doesn't say anything. I'm surprised they made her pretty weak in that respect. I'm used to Debra Barone who belittled and badgered her husband. It's odd trying to adjust to her as a wife and mother who basically does whatever her family tells her to do without fighting back. Generally I agree, I don't like that type of relationship but I did think the scene was really funny so I overlooked it. I'll forgive many things on television if they are funny.
They made it clear this episode that they each hold two jobs, so why does cleaning the vomit that Mike discovered become Frankie's job and she doesn't even say anything? Yuk.
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Edited by msstaceyu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:20 AM.
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:04 PM
I really hope the headgear is short-lived and Sue doesn't have to wear it in every episode from now on.