The Middle 5.16 Review: “Stormy Moon”

It’s ironic that an episode of The Middle with a member of the Heck family getting arrested was actually just an okay episode without too many laugh out loud moments.   I wasn’t entirely bored by it though because of the “ah-mah-zing” guest star, Casey Wilson.

Casey Wilson will always be Penny Hartz from Happy Endings to me, but I’ll gladly take her guest starring stint on another of my favorite shows!  Much to Sue’s horror, she played Reverend Tim Tom’s new singing partner and girlfriend.  Sue’s always harbored a secret crush on Tim Tom, so when she sees that this new Reverend Tammy is actually his girlfriend, her jealousy starts to show.

Eden Sher and Casey Wilson are definitely two of the most underrated comedic actresses on television so their scene together was the best.  The only thing that could have been better is if Eden Sher guest starred as Sue on Happy Endings when it was still on ABC.  I can picture it now: somehow Sue ends up shopping in Chicago and wandered into Xela, the clothing shop where Alex and Penny worked.  Penny and Sue bond over Sue’s fashionable clothes, and Penny starts to copy her style thinking the retro 80s color blocked sweatshirts are considered cool again.  That would have just been awesome because those two characters are really two of the most consistently funny sitcom characters.



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