TV critic Madeline McInnis gives her views on the Netflix documentary series as rapper Snoop Dogg coaches an American Football team for youths from disadvantaged backgroundsWritten by mmcinnis on 11th February 2018
Malcolm in the Middle: The Best TV Family?
Comment Editor Alex Cirant-Taljaard poders if classic US sitcom Malcolm in the Middle is the best example of a TV family. Do you agree? Yes? No? Maybe? Can you repeat the question?
Who is the ultimate TV family? Many will say the Simpsons, others might argue it’s the Brockman’s of Outnumbered. Aficionados of ‘80s US sitcoms will say the Huxtables from The Cosby Show or the makeshift family in Full House. Some could even try to argue it’s the Griffin family from Family Guy, although I’m not sure why you’d want to. There are so many famous TV families, and everybody has their own opinions on who is the best. Unfortunately, I’m here today to tell you that if you named any of the above families you are wrong and your opinions are trash. So, who are the ultimate TV family? Well if you’ve read the headline of this article I’m sure you can probably piece together where my loyalties lie. Yes? No? Maybe?
“It has been more than just a re-watch of one of my favourite shows, it has also been like looking back into my own childhood
“Each character was fleshed out, with subtle nuances which let the characters drive the plot, not the other way around
“Malcolm in the Middle stuck to its roots, finding the joy in the quiet, mundane moments between family
At time of writing I’ve only got the series finale left to watch, and I’ve been putting it off – I’m very keen to keep this nostalgia train going. But, I have a sneaking suspicion that, once I am done, I may find myself starting all over again a week later.