My Boys

TBS (ended 2010)


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My Boys follows PJ (Jordana Spiro), a twenty-something professional sportswriter who is looking for love within her world which is dominated by her group of male friends. Her tomboyish, no-nonsense approach to relationships tends to freak out potential suitors which leads her only female friend to advise her to dress and act more feminine. Co-starring Jim Gaffigan (That '70s Show, Ed), Jamie Kaler (The Family Stone), Michael Bunin (Scrubs), Reid Scott (American Dreams), Kyle Howard (Related, Orange County) and Kellee Stewart (Guess Who?).


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    • I love this show!

      Of all the new shows that I have started to watch in this past year, I think by far this show blows the rest away. It is at the top of my list. This is a show that I can really relate to and I cannot wait to see the next episode. Too many times when I am watching shows I feel like I cannot relate to the situations in which the characters are in, which makes it feel so unreal. I can definitly relate to all of the cast of this show. It is enjoyable to watch a show in which you can see yourself hanging out with the characters and fitting right in :)moreless
    • The characters are boring and stereotyped, and there is nothing at all interesting that makes me want to watch this show.

      I've only seen a few episodes, so maybe my opinion will change if I see a good one. So far though this show is boring and not funny at all. I'm especially disappointed given that Jim Gaffigan is on it. He's the only reason I started watching. Its like a sloppy Friends remake with even worse writing and less interesting characters. Oh its so cool that they're like young and friends and they make fun of each other. Just awful. I'm not condeming this show entirely because again I have only seen a small sample of it. Kudos for not having a laugh track, but maybe they should have used one. At least someone would have been laughing.moreless
    • Underrated Gem

      My Boys is one of the funniest, yet unknown shows on television. It broadcasts on TBS and has bounced all around the weekly schedule (it now airs on Tuesdays at 10:30pm), but the show is well worth viewing. The plot centers on PJ Franklin (Jordana Spiro), a female sports writer who lives in Chicago and lives a tomboy lifestyle hanging out with a group of friends who are predominately men. PJ's lone female friend is always trying to get her to act more feminine, but PJ always ends up "one of the guys". The show doesn't offer any revelatory plotlines, but the cast is so likable and charming that you find yourself wanted to spend an evening with the gang throwing back a few beers at Crowley's (the local dive bar where they hang out) and watching a Cubs game.moreless
    • A new show in every sense!

      PJ is a Tom-Boy who is friend with four guys plus her bother. They are an exclusive group who you cant penetrate easily. I like the fact that PJ, even though a beautiful lady, can keep up with all the guy talk. I like the fact that they always go back to PJ's place without even thinking! I loved season one and waited along time for the second season but was really disappointed with how short it was. Nevertheless, it was really good. I liked the idea of a hookup between Bobby and PJ and thought they will end up together in seaon 2.moreless
    • Watchable but only just so. Jordana Spiro is pretty hot and, I'm not sure about this, but I think that's why I kept watching.

      Conceptualizing this show must have involved getting a crack team of beer ad execs and focus group researchers into a room together and asking them to expand on the 30 second format, add a little plot and take away that annoying faux-anthemic rock music.

      Formulaic isn't necessarily bad- but when they make it this obvious it does take away from the enjoyment. It's more of a dramedy than a straight-up sitcom. Ok people- playing poker, for some reason, is very trendy now. I'm seeing it on TV all over the place. For a long time I thought it was largely the domain of professional gamblers, urbane, European sophisticates and down on their luck hustlers in the sands of Nevada. But I guess I'm wrong and I am in a tiny minority of people who don't play regularly [I think I've played it twice and actually did well, quite accidentally].

      The supporting cast is serviceable although cliche-ridden- the beer swilling, softball playing, 36 year-old adolescents who actually attract impossibly good-looking women. The implausability of this is apparent, but its ubiquity is so pervasive in television that it doesn't curb enjoyment. Seinfeld was far worse on this score- but it at least was self aware and, thusly, more believable.

      In the pilot I could not believe that Spiro's love interest actually walked out on sex with her. Sure, she's not girly enough [men want women with nominally negative female characteristics- just in moderation] but any guy who is in this circle of friends would sleep with her and keep any reservations they have about her personality to themselves. These may come up in dating her- but not sleeping with her for the first time.

      In that vein- I understand that Spiro's character is supposed to be a tomboy [and yes, they exist] and that TV characters are all better looking than normal people- but she is a little too good-looking to be "just one of the guys." I don't care if she can rattle off baseball stats and covet baseball cards- she is not tomboyish enough to be in the social situation she finds herself in and the single guys around her would definitely size her up for sex. She's not a diamond in the rough sort, she's just a diamond.moreless
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    • © 2007 Turner Network Television
    • © 2007 Turner Network Television
    • © 2007 Turner Network Television

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    mainstream america, quirky characters, buddies and gal pals, observational humor, Sitcoms