I, too, love Malcom in the Middle. The “they don’t look like they’re acting” thing is probably what does it…It’s all just so “realistic” to me. Like they do what I would HOPE they would do and what I would WANT to do if I were in the same situation, heh…Like in one of the first eps, when they go to the race track and the dad is apologizing at the end to the security guard, and then out of nowhere kicks him in the knee and shouts “RUN BOYS!!” and they all take off…that was just perfect. I love the dad in that show, heh.
Most sitcoms don’t have me laughing much (please not ANOTHER episode chock full of sex jokes, aghhh), but Malcom always does. Except for his nerdy friends (the wheelchair kid is okay, but the small “group” of kids he’s usually with)…They irritate the hell out of me. Their acting is just way overdone or something. Everyone else in the show makes up for it though, heh…Their mom is what my mom was like so I get a kick out of that.
Haven’t seen (or heard of) Grounded for Life, but I saw the first episode or two of Titus and couldn’t stand it. I thought it would disappear (like I expected The Weber Show (used to be called Cursed I think) to), but maybe it got better after the first episode, heh…
Just wanted to ramble about Malcom in the Middle because I like it that much, heh…Sitcoms are sucking severely these days.