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|My Boys The Complete First Season|
Actor: Jordana Spiro
Director: Besty Thomas
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Television
A comedy/drama centering on PJ Franklin a twenty-something female sports writer for the Chigaco Sun-Times, whose 'family' consists of a bunch of lovable guys who share all her favorite pastimes - sports, poker and beer, bu... more »
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My Boys: Season One!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 02/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to a marathon TBS aired last year around Oscar time, I finally got to see some back-to-back episodes of the TBS original series My Boys. But not all of them. Just enough to get me hooked on the show.
Thanks to the Sony DVD release of My Boys - The Complete First Season, I can finally watch all 22 episodes from the show's brilliantly funny first season completely unfettered. The marathon, of course, was just an appetizer. With this Season One DVD, you get the main course with all the fixins. My Boys - The Complete First Season is a 3-disc set featuring all 22 episodes in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) video; English 5.1 audio; English, French subtitles; Closed caption; plus a host of bonus features including featurettes, deleted scenes and more.
My Boys stars lovely Jordana Spiro (who sounds like Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock from the Sun) as Penelope Jane "PJ" Franklin, a tomboy sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times whose life is surrounded by men, both professionally and personally. Playing the pivotal roles of PJ's guy friends are Kyle Howard (The Drew Carey Show) as rival sportswriter and former love interest Bobby; Reid Scott as pretty boy radio DJ Brendan; Michael Bunin as odd and quirky memorabilia store owner Kenny; Jamie Kaler as excitable skirt-chaser Mike; comedian Jim Gaffigan as PJ's married, sarcastic and sardonic older brother Andy; plus Kellee Stewart as Stephanie, PJ's best gal pal, who schools her on the fine art of modern dating. Look for memorable guest appearances from Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) and Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens) as Kenny's hipster friend Trouty and very pregnant girlfriend Kimmie.
Though presented from a female point of view, My Boys, replete with baseball analogies (narrated by Spiro) and naturally witty dialogue exchanged over ritual poker games and drinks at the bar, offers plenty of fun and entertainment to both male and female viewers. Not to mention great production values, not unlike those of Sex and the City. My Boys - The Complete First Season is definitely a welcome addition to any TV DVD collection which I highly recommend. Here are the episodes, plus extras and how the discs will be configured:
Take One for the Team
When Heroes Fall From Grace
Promise of a New Season
Dirty Little Secrets
Douchebag in the City
States of Hoffman
110 Percent Solution
Rome, If You Want To
* Life in the Press Box: Behind the Scenes Featurette
* P.J.'s Rules for Sports and Dating: Featurette
* No Crying in Baseball: Outtakes and Bloopers
* Favorites in Sports: Montage of Sports from the Show
* Sports Quiz with Cast and Crew
* Riding the Pine: Deleted Scenes
* Bonus Minisodes: Diff'rent Strokes "Mr. T and mr. T"
Silver Spoons "Me and Mr. T"
A series that you will fall in love with!
Amy R. | Jacksonville, FL | 04/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Boys has instantly become one of my favorite tv series. I downloaded the complete season 1 on Itunes and came instantly addicted to the series.
It follows the life of Penelope Jane "PJ" Franklin, a Chicago Sun Times sportswriter and tomboy who is surrounded by men in her work arena and her personal life. Her boys include:
-Andy, PJ's older married brother whose constantly complains how his wife Meredith keeps a short lease on him
-Brendan (nickname Brando), one of PJ's oldest best friends and good looking radio DJ who constantly crashes at PJ's house
-Bobby, newcomer to the group and rival sportswriter as well as one of PJ's former love interest
-Kenny, owns a memorabilia sports store
-Michael, who worked in sports front office/works at Kenny's store
To balance out all this testosterone is PJ's best girl friend, Stephanie, whom she met in journalism school. Stephanie is always trying to get PJ to dress like a woman not a tomboy all the time. She is also helps her navigate the world of dating.
This series is told from PJ's point of view on the single life and the modern dating world with baseball analogies used through out. PJ and her boys all get together at PJ's place for their weekly poker game or at their neighborhood bar, Crowleys.
This series reminds me of Sex and the City with the female lead who narrates the show and takes place in a big city. The difference is that she has friends that are mostly guys instead of girlfriends. I enjoy the witty batter exchanged between her and her boys. There are definitely some laugh out loud moments. It is also about real life and making friends. These boys are like her family and she loves them. She stands up for them and also tells them when they are acting like idiots which is pretty often with this group. They would do the same for her.
Season 1 left us with a cliffhanger. Stephanie and PJ had been planning a couples Italy trip. Stephanie had her date. Who is PJ going on the Italy trip with? She had more than 3 possibilites so it is anybody's guess. I can't wait to find out when the new season starts in June.
For All the Tomboys!
H. Ritchey | NY | 04/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Boys is such a refreshing comedy. The banter between PJ and her boys is light and flows easily. It feels liek being out with a group of college friends and raises a lot of concerns that face 20/30 somethings. Especially if you're a woman that works with a lot of men, you'll understandthe particular frisson that comes from that environment.
My Boys doesn't try to be too deep or overly serious. It's just a nice comedy and one that you'll feel comfortable watching with friends or family."
Great TV program!
C. Apgar | Bradley Beach, NJ USA | 02/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This great TV series is lost to a majority of potential viewers because of it's cable channel association, but luckily it can be enjoyed commercial free through this DVD package. Great interaction between the cast of characters to along with a well thought out story line. Anyone who is a fan of sports, particulary baseball will find this series to be well worth their time!"