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TV Tonight: "My Boys" Returns

TV Tonight: "My Boys" Returns

Okay, I know that last year I kinda hated on the TBS original comedy "My Boys." A lot. And I maintain that it's obnoxious to say that being a laid-back, funny, down-to-earth girl with a few guy friends necessarily means that you can't get a boyfriend because guys are, according to this show, thoroughly turned off by confident girls who like sports. Plus, the show, all about a woman named PJ who writes for the sports section of the Chicago Sun-Times was deeply fond of using sports puns to reflect the action, which is rarely interesting and especially grating after the zillionth time ("Sometimes you just strike out!").

However, I have to admit that having seen the first few episodes of this next season, which starts tonight on TBS at 10:00 PM, the show has improved. For starters, they've given the character of Stephanie (played by Kellee Stewart), PJ's one girly friend more screen time, more dimension and far more funny lines than she ever had before, which is a pleasant surprise. I shocked myself by actually laughing out loud at some of Stephanie's lines. For another thing, they did well to bring in some new comedians, such as Nicole Sullivan who you probably know mostly from "Mad TV" and Sierra Mist commercials, and there's even a funny cameo by "30 Rock"'s Jack McBrayer in the second episode. And they did reduce the number of sports puns to a just mildly annoying degree.

I don't know that this will become one of my regular shows to catch, but I will begrudgingly cease to ridicule it quite so much. You can watch all 13 episodes of the first season on the "My Boys" website before the new season begins tonight.


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krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
Geeez I keep missing this series!!!! I wanna watch it!!
michstines michstines 9 years
I heart My Boys. I think it's a great in between season show. I was a little disappointed that PJ screwed things up with the roommate though!
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 9 years
I like Nicole so good for her.
hacksaw hacksaw 9 years
I'm not feeling it.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I tried to watch this show but it was really not good. I didn't like it at all.
maeve maeve 9 years
Yep, I love this show and am excited for the premiere. I don't think the premise of the show at all is that she can't get a boyfriend because she's confident and likes sports. She has one boyfriend in the first season and goes on several other dates. But maybe that's just because (a) I love sports (b) I hang out with 4 guys constantly and therefore I over-identify with PJ.
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
I watched a couple of eps when it first started but then I got bored.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I watched a bit of this show on sunday and I loved it - it was one of those shows last year that I always thought I should find out when it's on and catch one but I never did until yesterday.
bahkhlr bahkhlr 9 years
Can't wait I love this show!!!
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I've always liked the show. I don't care how mindless it is, there are really funny parts.
cgmaetc cgmaetc 9 years
Yes, the show was everything you said it was, Sugar, but my has it improved! I'm glad the network gave it a chance to grow.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I :LOVE: My Boys! The hubby and I got into the show the first time it was on. We have been eagerly awaiting its return. :)I find it engaging, funny, and highly entertaining.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
i liked the show enough. i thought Jim Gaffigan was great in his role as PJ's brother and that DJ friend who loves classic rock is VERY cute (and i love his wardrobe!). however, this is something i'd watch if nothing better was on. otherwise, i'm not running home to see it but it's not a crappy show. If i had to give it a grade, it would get a solid B from me.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
i think i might check this show out, i deff have to catch up and watch the first season though.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
OMG they had a 13 episode thing on Sunday and my friend watched it. I wanted to shoot myself but I punished her later on by watching 6 back to back episodes of CSI Miami. I can't stand this show ugh every time I see it I think a wannabe cheap version of Sex and the City only they made the friends male. And PJ is a bad actress. Maybe if Stephanie was the main character I'd be more interested. Thank god I'm not around tonight so I wont be subjected to it.
candygirl16 candygirl16 9 years
I didn't think I was going to like this show at first, but I got into it. I'm a Jim Gaffigan fan, and I love him on this show. I really like all of the characters and the cast has great chemistry. I usually watch dramas, but this is a cool, laid-back sitcom.
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
i've watched maybe 10 minutes of this show and never really got into it. but it's funny b/c all my friends used to joke saying the show was about me b/c i do have way more guy friends and about half of them are overprotective as hell when i start talking to someone. ha. i might give the second season another shot.
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