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"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)
Comedy
USA / English
A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Bryan Cranston Hal
Justin Berfield Reese
Erik Per Sullivan Dewey
Frankie Muniz Malcolm
Jane Kaczmarek Lois
Christopher Masterson Francis
Craig Lamar Traylor Stevie Kenarban
David Anthony Higgins Craig Feldspar
Emy Coligado Piama Tananahaakna
Kenneth Mars Otto Mannkusser
Eric Nenninger Cadet Eric Hansen
Evan Matthew Cohen Lloyd
Kyle Sullivan Dabney Hooper
Gary Anthony Williams Abraham 'Abe' Kenarban
Kristin Quick Flora Mayesh
Daniel von Bargen Commandant Edwin Spangler
James Rodriguez Jamie (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
Lukas Rodriguez Jamie (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kasan Butcher Cadet Joe
Will Jennings Eraserhead
Drew Powell Cadet Drew
Cloris Leachman Ida
Sandy Ward Logger Pete
Meagen Fay Gretchen Mannkusser
Arjay Smith Cadet Finley (9 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Ennis Logger Artie / ... (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Karim Prince Cadet Stanley (8 episodes, 2000)
Chris Eigeman Lionel Herkabe (8 episodes, 2001-2005)
Catherine Lloyd Burns Caroline Miller
Edward James Gage Brian (7 episodes, 2002-2006)
Dan Martin Malik (7 episodes, 2002-2006)
Alex Morris Trey (7 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jonathan Craig Williams Steve (7 episodes, 2002-2006)
Merrin Dungey Kitty Kenarban / ... (6 episodes, 2000-2004)
Todd Giebenhain Richie (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Victor Z. Isaac Kevin (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Brenda Wehle Lavernia (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Cameron Monaghan Chad (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tania Raymonde Cynthia (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
Reagan Dale Neis Nikki / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2003)
Richard Gross Logger Dave (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Brittany Renee Finamore Alison (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Derek Cox-Berg Kid #1 / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Danny McCarthy Hanson (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
James Henriksen Male Security Agent / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2006)
Paul Willson Ed (4 episodes, 2000-2004)
Hayden Panettiere Jessica (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Julie Hagerty Polly (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Steve Rankin Sgt. Hendrix
Landry Allbright Julie Houlerman (3 episodes, 2000)
Javier Grajeda Anesthesiologist / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2005)
Cody Estes Young Malcolm / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
Rheagan Wallace Raduca / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jonny Acker Big Senior #1 / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Gary Ambrosia Mike Jeffers (3 episodes, 2002)
Ivan Naranjo Ivan / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
Amy Bruckner Zoe (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Steve Vinovich Mr. Hodges (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Chieffo Dennis (2 episodes, 2004)
Vernee Watson-Johnson Gloria (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul Gleason Mystery Man (2 episodes, 2004)
Kevin Brief Guy / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
Kevin Christy Attendant / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
Tom Virtue Mr. Dietrich / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Beth Grant Dorene (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Nancy Lenehan Christie / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Patricia Place Dolores / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
David Weisenberg Finance Guy / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Michael Horse Security Guy / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Scotch Ellis Loring Photographer (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Bart McCarthy Homeless Man / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
José Espinoza Cadet Jose (2 episodes, 2000)
Adam Hendershott Cadet #2 / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Parker Mills Circus (2 episodes, 2000)
Justin Pierce Justin (2 episodes, 2000)
Scott Adsit Attorney / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Chase Ellison Little Boy / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Heather McPhaul Doris / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Randy Thompson Cop / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Joan M. Blair Bearded Lady / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Lawrence Calvin Dog Face Boy / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Casey Sander Captain James / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Alessandra Toreson Kirsten / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Christopher DerGregorian Hector (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Amy Farrington Karen (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christopher Michael Moore Logger Elroy (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eric Payne Cadet Joe's Father / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Weston Blakesley Cabbie / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Fred Sanders Cynthia's Dad
Lillian Adams Mona / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2006)
Gloria LeRoy Judith / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2006)
Fiona Hale Edna Thornby / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dennis Cockrum Lieutenant Sortino / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
David A. Kimball MC / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Oscar Nuñez Ranch Hand (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Shamus Wiles Boyd (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Frederick Dawson Officer Bob / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Aaron Hill George (2 episodes, 2002)
Susan Sarandon Meg (2 episodes, 2002)
Curtis Williams Skateboarder / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Caitlin Crosby JoAnne / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
Alec Medlock Kid / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
Brad Bufanda Bob / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Tom Lent Heavyset Man / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jennette McCurdy Daisy Wilkerson / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Larry Dorf Warren (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jack McGee Coach / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Helen Slayton-Hughes Elderly Woman / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christie Lynn Smith Angela (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Margie Loomis Elderly Lady / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Rodrigo Rojas High school bully (2 episodes, 2003)
Evan Sabara Kid in locker / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Patrick Bristow Lloyd
Tricia O'Kelley Mrs. Welsh (2 episodes, 2004)
Dave Power Private James (2 episodes, 2004)
Wells Rosales Private Martinez (2 episodes, 2004)
Nicolas Roye Private Franklin (2 episodes, 2004)
Rose Abdoo Margie (2 episodes, 2005)
Yun Choi Mike (2 episodes, 2005)
Amy Davidson Malcolms Dance Partner / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Alex Richard Graduate / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Joseph Segura Graduate / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Producer: Gordon Wolf
Excellent
One of the most original and funniest shows in many years. In some ways I liken this to a live Simpsons. It both encapsulates and exaggerates real life. The family is a mess, but they do genuinely care for each other.

Malcolm, he of the show title, is a genius with all that entails; but, he has a family of maniacs. Brother Reese is a dim thug, but no one picks on his brothers but him. Dewey, until recently youngest, has a rich fantasy life and a devious streak that has grown with each season. Francis, the oldest, is the irresponsible one, a true rebel. He is obsessed with his mother and a mess because of it. He was exiled to military school until emancipating himself and heading off to Alaska. He has since relocated to the Southwest. Hal is the sensitive, but none too bright father; a bit like Homer, without the level of vulgarity. Lois rules the roost, and a good thing too; she's the glue that holds things together. Lois is a true force of nature.

The writing and acting in this show is first rate. It is consistently funny, with a certain skewed warmth. This is not an ideal family, but it is closer to reality than most. Even the secondary characters are memorable. So many started out as one-time appearances that grew into regulars; like Craig, Stevie, Lloyd and Dabney.

Next to the writing, the casting is the most amazing aspect of this show. Each part has been masterfully filled by a talented actor. The kids are more than cute, they have personality. The adults are marvels,especially Jane Kaczmarek ad Bryan Cranston. Jane is Mother Nature, a force to be reckoned with. Bryan is a master of timing and reaction, as well as an expert in the use of his voice. All of the guest stars leave an impression and even small parts have led to greater roles.

The series did struggle in it's most recent season, starting out somewhat uneven; but, it found its center and came on strong in the end. The episodes leading up to the new baby were fantastic, but my favorite was Lois' fantasy of having all girls. What is even more remarkable, is that the episode was conceived by a young girl; the niece (I think) of one of the crew members. It was a brilliant idea and a hilarious episode.

This series was worthy of its dvd release. Let's hope there are more seasons to follow on tv, and previous seasons will continue on dvd.

And, as to one reviewer's remarks about those "trashy animated shows" that precede Malcolm, the Simpsons is still the finest show on television and the greatest series to emerge in modern television. It is funny, intelligent, insightful, inspiring, annoying, bombastic, crude, vulgar, sweet, sentimental, and wonderful. It is anything but boring. Malcolm owes some of its initial success to the presence of the Simpsons, but stands on its own merit. If only the rest of television comedy could be this good. If only television could be this good.

Personal
Season:1-7.22
Nr of disks/tapes:6
Storage device:TV-show
Loan
Movie
Imdb rating: 8.2
Musician: Charles Sydnor
Running time: 30 min
Technical
Subtitles: inga
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-06 01:47:19