Malcolm in the Middle

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Original run: 9 Jan 2000 – 14 May 2006

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy

Network: FOX US

Watched by: 3 891 of 666 907 0.58%

Total running time: 2 days 7 hours 22 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 8 of 10 113 411 rating: 7.716 of 10 6 348

MyShows rating: 4.14 of 5 2 041


In the words of They Might Be Giants' rollicking Grammy-winning theme song, "life is unfair." The inventive and wholly original sitcom Malcolm in the Middle has been honored with a Peabody Award and Emmys for directing and writing, but if life was fair, it would have earned an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, not to mention statuettes for its pitch-perfect cast. With his perpetual "yes, me worry" expression, Frankie Muniz instantly earns audience empathy as Malcolm, whose chances for a normal life are thwarted not only by his genius IQ, but also by his outrageously dysfunctional family: Lois, his obsessive, control-freak mother; Hal, his loving but ineffectual father; Francis, his eldest brother waging his own private war at military school; middle brother Reese, a delinquent savant; and Dewey, the put-upon youngest. As Malcolm observes at one point, "This family may be rude, loud and gross, and have no shame whatsoever, but with them you know where you stand."

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