The Middleman: Season 1 Reviews

April 26, 2018
It's hard to find well-written SF on TV, let alone well-written comic SF. That's why this show is such a damn treasure.
April 26, 2018
In the later episodes, there are some surprisingly effective emotional beats, with these amusing characters also proving they are worth investing in. But first and foremost, The Middleman is simply fun as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 26, 2018
But what makes The Middleman more than just a frothy goof is the depth of the performances-especially Morales', which shifts easily from peppy to snide to heartbroken.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 26, 2018
These references go by quickly, as if the writers are challenging the viewers to spot them. The people who can are probably the ones who will enjoy this show the most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2018
The creatures are essentially designed as bowling pins for our protagonists to knock over with a well-placed shot and a quip, and Keeslar and Morales' interaction is nothing if not playful and lively.
April 26, 2018
Adapted from a comic book by former Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach... The Middleman is at once retro and post-modern, the sort of result you'd get if you threw The Tick and the '50s black-and-white Superman TV show into a blender.
April 26, 2018
This is good summer entertainment, like a Saturday afternoon B-movie matinee transposed to Monday-night TV.
April 26, 2018
The fast, witty dialogue elevates "The Middleman" above other shows of its ilk...
April 26, 2018
Saving the world is easy; making a world as complex and funny as this one is the real feat of [The] Middleman.
April 26, 2018
It's a show, frankly, for people who love (and have probably watched too much) TV. By that standard, it's far from the middle, but rather rises straight to the top.
April 26, 2018
The special effects have wacky charm -- not surprising for a series based on graphic novels. Yet the dialogue is even more special. Javier Grillo-Marxuach, creator of the novels and the series, gives his characters witty, distinctive things to say.