So I've made it clear in the past that the TBS comedy My Boys is not exactly my favorite thing ever. But it's possible that the show is growing on me. A little. Maybe. Last Summer, I went a little easier on My Boys when its second batch of episodes made me laugh harder and cringe less, and I admit I'm curious to see what happens when the show returns tonight at 9:30 p.m. EDT and PDT.
For one thing, My Boys has apparently ditched the obnoxious sports metaphors that used to pepper main character PJ's every voiceover. Now, I like sports just fine, but as a metaphor for life, the device wore thin after about four minutes. I'm thrilled to know that the writers are now letting PJ (played by Jordana Spiro) just, you know, talk. The cast was always fairly charming, but it sounds like they're now getting material that warrants good performances. And I have to give the show's marketing folks credit for coming up with a My Boys-themed Facebook application that works like that old game of MASH (as in Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House). Nothing promotes the show's "every(wo)man" image quite like dredging up my favorite game from fourth grade!
Tonight's episode picks up with PJ and a mystery date on a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is back in Chicago, getting into all sorts of shenanigans of their own without PJ to guide them. Will you be watching? To check out a promo, just
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