Malcolm in the Middle

2000 TV-14 1 season

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Malcolm in the Middle

2000 TV-14 1 season
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Kid genius Malcolm Wilkerson grapples with a suburban family that gives new meaning to the word "dysfunctional." Between the nonstop squabbling of his parents and merciless persecution by his siblings, it's all he can do to maintain his sanity.
SEASON  1
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Summary of Season 1 (2000) - 3 discs

His older brother's been shipped to a military academy; his younger brother is a wound-up oddball; and his parents are constantly bickering. Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) is starting to think he may be the only normal one in his family! Using direct camera address, wide-angle distortion and a machine-gun delivery, this popular Emmy-winning sitcom happily pulls no punches when lampooning the dysfunctional family.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 4.0, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Frankie Muniz
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Jane Kaczmarek
  • Justin Berfield
  • Erik Per Sullivan
  • Christopher Masterson
  • Craig Lamar Traylor
  • David Anthony Higgins
  • James Rodriguez
  • Lukas Rodriguez
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this comedy series pushes the envelope on irreverence, and the humor can be crude and/or risqué. At the same time, Malcolm is an intelligent main character, facing many of the challenges of growing up and fitting in that your own kids may face. The show puts family dysfunction and sibling rivalry in the spotlight.

Sexual Content

Occasional sex-related subject matter. Implied nudity now and then. The parents have a fairly lustful relationship.

Violence

Lots of goofy roughhousing, sometimes resulting in injury. The brothers sometimes fight with each other and throw punches.

Language

Some expletives and crude language ("damn," "ass," etc.).

Social Behavior

The comedy involves outrageous trouble caused by the boys or their father. Their mother tries to promote good behavior, but it's often accomplished through yelling and manipulating. But when push comes to shove (and it sometimes does), family members are there for one another.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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