Television Review: The Middleman on ABC Family

By Zack Smith

The last decade has arguably seen a renaissance of SF/fantasy material on television – not to mention the rise of films and TV series that are either based on comic books or draw from the type of storytelling found there.

But let’s face it: Like comics themselves, SF and fantasy have gotten so…serious! Sure, there are plenty of moments of levity to be found, but for the last several years, it seems like every show contains terminal levels of angst, impending apocalypses, and continuity so convoluted you need an online encyclopedia to figure it out.

Thankfully, we now have The Middleman.