TVOM: "The Middle got off to a great start in its sixth season premiere. Some aspects of the episode are a little too unbelievable, but the overall relatable humor we’ve come to expect is still there as the Hecks catch us up on their lazy summer. It shockingly wasn’t all lounging in the pool. Brick took up a sport (even though it was only croquet that he played by himself.) Axl and his friends expanded their Boss Co business to include landscaping. Mike tackled home improvement in the form of WD-40 on anything that needed it. Frankie found the time to flip her mattress for the first time in forever."