TV Club: The Middle: “While You Were Sleeping” / The Goldbergs: “Dance Party USA”

The Middle: “While You Were Sleeping”

Sit down, kids, because I’ve got a hard truth to lay on you.

I hate to go the rip-it-off-like-a-Band-Aid route, but since this week’s episode of The Middle has laid the groundwork, I’ll just go ahead and confirm your worst fears: Frankie and Mike’s storyline is in no way an exaggeration. At some point in the future, probably when you least expect it, you’re going to wake up – most likely after having unintentionally fallen asleep on the couch while trying to watch a movie because, seriously, they could not have been more spot-on about the way they presented this phenomenon – and you’re going to realize that you are just as old, boring, and devoid of energy in the evening as you always thought your parents were.

Yes, I know you’ve always said that it will never happen …

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