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The Middleman 

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A struggling artist is recruited by a secret agency to fight against evil forces. Based on the graphic novels by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine.
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Series cast summary:
Matt Keeslar ...  The Middleman 12 episodes, 2008
Natalie Morales ...  Wendy Watson 12 episodes, 2008
Brit Morgan ...  Lacey Thornfield 12 episodes, 2008
Mary Pat Gleason ...  Ida 12 episodes, 2008
Jake Smollett Jake Smollett ...  Noser 12 episodes, 2008
Cindy Robinson 6 episodes, 2008
Brendan Hines ...  Tyler Ford 5 episodes, 2008


A struggling artist is recruited by a secret agency to fight against evil forces. Based on the graphic novels by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi



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16 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Every episode aired had the famous sound effect known as the Wilhelm Scream, which originates back to the 1950's. In the graphic novel for the unproduced 13th episode of what was to be the first season, the creator wrote in end page notes that for the unmade second season, the Wilhelm Scream would have been replaced with the Howie Scream in each episode. See more »

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Pearls to the pigs
12 June 2009 | by oxodeSee all my reviews

I just stumbled over a DVD with the full session 1, it was not broad casted in Germanistan,like most good TV-shows. I bought it mostly for the nice screen shots on the back and was totally surprised. This show was not only really funny, it had (I'd never believed to find this in a US serial)esprit. It's what 'Austin Powers' and the unspeakable 'Avengers' movie tried to be and failed, a parforce ride through popcultur. I love it because it is made by people who love their characters and their world. They took every superherostereotyp, from marvel comics, over Kung Fu flicks,up to Mexican wrestlers added a dash of MIB, Avengers, shook (not steered)and added a cherry of good sitcom figures. They make fun on all this, but it's obvious, that they always keep their sympathy for this figures and the values they represented, as they have been a part of their childhood and are still a part of the western collective sub-conscience. It's like rereading Your old comic books and realizing, that they had formed Your view of the world. Some other IMDb-users wrote, that they had missed a background story . . . I have to say to this, that they didn't make the step the scriptwriters did. A background story is just a McGuffin. So it is only consequent to do, as Sir Alfred Hitchcock did,in "Nort by Nortwest", just skip it. It is sad the serial was discontinued, but it was foreseeable. Only a minority would see the hidden anarchistic humor behind the slick surface.

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