Malcolm in the Middle is a nostalgic classic


Sylvia Elmquist, Reporter

“Malcolm in the Middle” is a seven season TV show that originally aired in January of 2000 and ended in May of 2006. It follows a gifted teenager and his family who deals with financial issues and a poor family dynamic. It starts when Malcolm is in middle school and ends when he enters college. 

This show features several talented actors, the best known is Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz. Bryan Cranston is best known for “Breaking Bad.”  Watching him portray Walter White and then seeing him play a stereotypical middle class father in “Malcolm in the Middle” shows his strength as an actor. Even though Frankie Muniz was the main character, I think he was not the best actor on set. I think Justin Berfield (Reese) and Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey) made up for Frankie Muniz’s underwhelming performance. 

I am biased on rating this show since I grew up watching it and it brings back a lot of nostalgia, but I would give it a five out of five. When watching this show, you quickly feel like you know all of the characters very well and you are a part of the family. The situations the family gets themselves into are very entertaining and have you constantly wondering how they are going to play out. According to IMDB, this is rated PG, so I definitely recommend you check this show out.