I finally finished watching this series. I thought it was interesting how it started off as more of a comedy and then the middle seasons were pretty dark. The final season was definitely on the lighter side (in both levity and plot). I like how they fast-forwarded in time in the last episode to show how everyone ended up. I found the very ending to be a little weak (I like powerful endings–think “Newhart”, “Six Feet Under” or “Breaking Bad”*), but all in all an entertaining series to watch.
*”Breaking Bad” has not ended yet, of course, but I’m predicting that Walter White wakes up in bed with Lois (from “Malcolm in the Middle”) and says, “I just had the strangest dream…” One can hope, anyway.