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My Boys: Not So Much Sex In A City Barely Resembling Chicago

How hard does My Boys suck? Pretty hard. Strained, tired, and outright weird references to the Billy Goat ("You know, the place that's underground? ), Kingston Mines ("We had great seats!"), and Lord & Taylor (Lord & Taylor?!) aside, it's clear the writing staff knows nothing about baseball, poker, heavy metal, or the male-female dynamic. Which pretty much leaves the show with nothing but a chick who looks cute in her softball uniform. And while that's certainly something, it's also certainly not enough.

To get a sense of the absolute horror that is My Boys, which airs Tuesday nights, we've compiled two lists of comments posted on the TBS-My Boys message board - 10 critical comments that sound like they come from genuine viewers, and 20 praiseworthy posts that sound to us like plants from the TBS-My Boys staff. You be the judge.

GENUINE COMMENTS -

1. HOLLYWOOD IS STILL MAKING WOMEN LOOK STUPID
Posted: Dec 10, 2006 12:51 PM
By: GetReal Now

Why do you continue to air shows that portray women as DUMB idiots? Every woman knows that guys hang around so they have a chance to sleep with you. Do you think that you can change mankind by airing these shows? Do you enjoy making women look stupid? Please pull this ridiculous show and replace it with something that is more real.

2. Re: Has some potential and hate the obvious product placement . . .
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 11:41 PM
By: pchaney

The blatant product placement pissed me off, literally. Here I was watching what I thought was a rather lame comedy (as compared to its counterpart SATC) and what I was actually watching was a 30-minute infomercial for Match.com. I felt violated and my "trust" in the entertainment value of the show - albeit very little as it was - was gone. They sucker punched the audience and there is no excuse for that.

3. Re: Has some potential and hate the obvious product placement . . .
Posted: Nov 30, 2006 1:57 AM
By: Prometheus

Wasn't that NY style pizza they were eating? Oh the humanity . . . . .

4. Re: Has some potential and hate the obvious product placement...
Posted: Dec 1, 2006 11:45 AM
By: nosescott

The pizza I order in the suky 708 (and even tons of places in the city) are all cut in squares. Aside from Ginos, I can't recall eating pizza cut in large Pizza Hut triangles.

5. Re: Has some potential and hate the obvious product placement...
Posted: Dec 10, 2006 4:04 AM
By: jedikahuna

and not deep dish ****

6. Are you kidding me?
Posted: Dec 2, 2006 11:14 PM
By: A76

I have lived in Chicago almost all of my life, and this show is a joke. If they are going to be in Chicago, they should film the entire thing in Chicago. The show needs to stop trying so hard, we got it the show is set in Chicago, stop mentioning every Chicago landmark, restaurant, or bar, and if they are mentioned or if they are shown at least show the real places. What is with the one guy who is constantly wearing Chicago t-shirts, no Chicagoan would ever do that. This show *****.

7. My Boys is bottom of barrel. Some serious rethinking is needed.
Posted: Dec 4, 2006 5:27 PM
By: SniperX

I thought this whole premise was a joke till I saw the promos then this board.

Her boys are her family, which sometimes hinders PJ's dating life, as the men she tries to date don't know how to react to her unconventional interests and the all-important men in her life."
Gee you think?

I have had friends foolish enough to hook up with someone that only has and hangs with opposite *** friends. If your a true friend, they deserve a beat down from you for extreme bad judgment. Anything more then a booty call here is a sure sign of someone with low self esteem. and any woman or guy that trys to play it down, does so out of self-dishonesty and self centered selfish cake and eat it too. Well, that or they are a swinger.

Thought provoking? Yea about as much as to why Dogs eat their own crap. It's a pretty sad commentary on society when this level of dysfunctional feminism passes as entertainment. It's become Hollywood typical for our selfish dysfunctions in life to become glorified social habits in the entertainment world. Even more of a sad joke that so many can relate . . . Cough, I wouldn't be too proud of that fact . . .

8. This show is really lame
Posted: Dec 7, 2006 12:19 AM
By: wrestletim

How can this show be compared to *** and the City?

A bunch of twenty something's sitting around drinking beer, exchanging clueless dialog, is enough to make one doze off.

It's really pretty lame. Give it one season max.

9. Re: This show is really lame
Posted: Dec 7, 2006 1:18 PM
By: Reddeyze

It's not the inside jokes that will kill the show. It's not that people who don't live in Chicago just won't "get it" and therefore kill the show. It's that the show is INCREDIBLY LAME AND NOT FUNNY that will kill it.

I mean, c'mon. Women have to be "girly" to get the guy? Men want a woman to be passive and helpless? How ridiculous, and how insulting to both sexes.

10. Re: My Boys
Posted: Dec 2, 2006 12:12 AM
By: cat1964

The show \"My Boys\" truely ****, it like a bad car wreak between darma &greg and *** and the city, the only person thats cool on the show is \"andy the guy with a controling wife\" I\'d say fire everyone except him , keep the title and try agian.

Please dont invest anymore money into this nicoragan 2nd hand discount ***** house

thanks for trying for trying even tho its a flop

SUSPICIOUS COMMENTS -

1. Beer in PJ's place
Posted: Dec 10, 2006 2:02 PM
By: KellyIE4

What is the beer that they all drink when playing poker?

2. Re: one of the best shows
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 10:11 PM
By: oneofakind

I totally have to agree with you people. My boys is soooo hilarious. If they had a blog about their relationships and stuff online, I'd totally read it. My boys is an awesome show, and I can't wait 4 Tuesdays 2 come so I can watch it. My boys rock!

3. Re: one of the best shows
Posted: Dec 9, 2006 4:46 AM
By: mlkesq

saw the great reviews and went online to check it out- loved each episode, so much so that i actually created an account just to say congrats to the cast and crew on finally hitting the pulse with real twenty and thirty somethings. It's fresh, it's funny, and it's real - good work

4. PJ's Girly Shirt
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 11:52 PM
By: leeners82

Does anybody know where PJ's "girly" shirt is from (episode 4 - the slump)

5. New Yahoo Group
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 11:56 AM
By: Goldenwoof

Hi all,

A friend of mine turned me on to this show a week ago, so I checked it out. I loved it immediately. I'm a single guy, but if I can find a girl like PJ out there somewhere, I'd marry her instantly. :)

I just started a Yahoo Group for this show. If anyone is interested in joining and sharing their thoughts on the show, please sign up here:

http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/myboysshow/

Hope to see you there!

6. Re: girls and baseball
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 11:53 AM
By: Clehren

I thought the humor was great. Very clever. Finally a decent show to watch for someone in their 20's!

7. Re: girls and baseball
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 7:57 AM
By: Fla_girl

I love this show....I have read how others feel it betrays journalist in a non-factual manner. I look at it as a TV show that is entertaining. As a female that is very much a sports fan...and loves to play most any sport...I can so relate to the character PJ. I mean I can wear heels but much rather have my ball cap and jeans on , and hang with my guys...a lil less drama. It's nice to see a show that can bring this aspect to the lil screen. I watched and loved *** and the City but feel that I relate much more to My Boys. SITC and MB are two totally different styles and characters...I like that. Just a funny thought here ....If PJ were to get married would her bridesmaids be bridesmen???? LOL I was thinking about this last night after the eppy ....I know at this time I would only have my guys standing for me :) LOL...being the guys girl that I am. Bravo to the creators and keep it coming !!!!

8. Re: chicago references
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 1:38 PM
By: Peej

It is kinda how *** in the City used to do it. They are almost trying to make Chicago another character. I think it is cool.

9. I absolutely LOVE this show...
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 1:15 PM
By: iluvbaseball

I can't begin to say HOW MUCH I love this show... PJ reminds me sooo much of me only that I'm just a TAD bit more girl"ish"... (lol) I can't wait to see what happens next with PJ and Bobby! I had/have a similiar situation as well only there WAS a little more there. lol...

Well I hope whoever reads this also loves the show just as much as I do and keeps watching. We have to keep those rates up, SEASON 2 here we come... =) A little far-fetched but hey so were the Red Sox when they won the World Series...

10. More of Andy!
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 12:21 PM
By: AndyFan

I really like Andy's character. I want to see more of this Sierra Mist guy on the show! Putting the farm scene together was hilarious! More Andy!!!!

11. Re: This show is really lame
Posted: Dec 7, 2006 9:30 AM
By: gemhouse

Are you from Chicago? Are you a baseball fan? Seems to me that these 2 things are what make this show great. Being both from Chicago and a Cubs fan, I can't get enough of this show. My husband is also from here and a Sox fan. He loves it as well. Oooo - interesting story line potential there!

My concern with it - people who aren't from Chicago won't get the many references that make it so funny. I hope that the inside jokes don't kill the show.

12. Tuesday Night Watch Party!
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 11:58 AM
By: lala1110

My friends and I love My Boys so much, that we've decided to make tuesday nights our "My Boys" watch party night! we're so excited!!!

It's gonna be good - I'm already looking forward to the DVD box set to be realeased.... I hope the release DVDs!!!

13. Re: Love this show!!
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 10:45 AM
By: TeddyGraham

I truly love this show! I thought it was not going to be funny but boy was I wrong. I enjoyed PJ and the way she is. I hope the show continues on TBS for a long time.

14. "My Boys"
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 10:35 PM
By: inmanwhite

I think "My Boys" is going to be a great series. Finally, TBS is creating an original comedy series that is not reality-based. Bring back the Braves and we'll be set to go!

15. Re: "My Boys"
Posted: Dec 2, 2006 11:04 PM
By: HollyGoltly

Absolutely super cute! And the good looking one at the poker table with the reddish/strawberry blonde hair? Sigh...Let me know if he's single. Yum! Cute series, though...rock on, TBS...

16. Re: "My Boys"
Posted: Dec 3, 2006 2:28 AM
By: karebear113

I haven't followed a series for quite some time. However, I can see myself watching this series week after week, because I can relate to it.

Seeing PJ screw up with that guy... made me think about how many times I did the same things she did. Being "too much of a guy".

I really like the show! I can't wait to see more.

17. I have one complaint...
Posted: Nov 30, 2006 4:24 PM
By: scorpio76

I am not into the fact that Bobby is intimidated by PJ. Why should she be punished because she is an aggressive woman? Why is he so insecure outside of traditional male gender roles? I get that this is part of the story and I do love the show. I just hope that Bobby becomes a more evolved male on this show and appreciates PJ for the woman she is; aggressive and straight forward. Otherwise I hope to see her move on to someone who won't be as threatened by her.

18. I loved this show!
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 11:52 PM
By: DDLJ

This show is great! A little something for the girls and a little somthing for the boys. I would love to see Brennan and PJ get together. I hope the chemistry I saw and the foreshadowing at end of second episode I saw is true. I like the way all the characters mix. I also like PJ alot. I like how just because the girl is one of the boys does not mean she's not girly. Hope this show does well. I'm looking foward to seeing more episodes : )

19. Re: Wardrobe
Posted: Nov 27, 2006 6:00 PM
By: SHOWREVIEW

You see all the boys including Kyle in that insert advertisement for People magazine...THE SEXIEST MAN edition. Hilarious!

20. cool My Boys page on MySpace
Posted: Nov 20, 2006 1:14 PM
By: zlam

Check out the new My Boys page on My Space - http://www.myspace.com/myboys . They have a cool contest where you can upload pics of you & "Your Boys". And a sneak peek of part of the first episode - can't wait to see the whole thing!!



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Posted on December 12, 2006


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