I scored this Christmas.
I had a feeling it would go over well, but my mom is loving Season One of The Middle. Sadly, it's one of the few shows not streaming on Hulu right now but you can netflix the first season or just pick up in the middle of the second.
It's awesome because it's hilarious and portrays the essence of family in a really positive way. The parents-Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn-- aren't infallible but unlike most shows on TV these days they're not clueless and give their kids good advice and set a good example. And did I mention it's just really really funny?
Watch now. Thank me later.