TV Club: The Middle: “Mother’s Day Reservations” / The Goldbergs: “Bill/Murray”
The Middle: “Mother’s Day Reservations”
If you’re a fan of The Middle, then you didn’t need to know the title, scan the plot synopsis, or even check the calendar to suspect that this evening’s installment was about Mother’s Day. All you had to do was see Frankie Heck strut onto the screen wearing a pair of yellow pants.
You don’t easily forget yellow pants…or, at the very least, Frankie certainly doesn’t, because that single item of clothing encapsulates everything that’s ever gone wrong for her on Mother’s Day. No matter how many times she’s tried in the past to get her family to deliver something approximating a perfect day of bliss, it’s still always gone up in flames. As such, there’s no reason to believe that this year will be any different, but damned if Frankie doesn …