Bobby, Andy, Mike, P.J., Kenny, Brendan, Stephanie
One of my favorite shows, both because it’s downright hilarious and because of the very awesome sports-loving leading lady, “My Boys” is one of those underrated television comedies that airs on TBS. With 3 seasons under its belt, with a fourth coming this spring, “My Boys” has something for everyone. Whether you’re the sports-loving girl dealing with the complexities of romance, or one of her guy friends, like the one who’s always cracking jokes even when they’re not funny or the hot bachelor who just can’t seem to make a relationship work, there’s a character for everybody to relate to.
The show follows P.J. Franklin, the sports-loving leading lady, from her job as a columnist for the Chicago Suntimes (she covers the Cubs) to her personal life, dealing with her very intimidating (yet heartwarming) guy friends to her romantic entanglements. Baseball has been a big part of her life, thus she compares things that happen in her life to sports and baseball, adding a unique narrative voice. I’m a sucker for things like that.
There’s a realness that is evident when you watch this show. Often people relate to the way P.J. and the gang interact, saying, “that’s how me and my friends act!” It doesn’t feel forced. It’s very natural and the chemistry between the cast is a driving force behind the show. The little quips and banter is as natural off-screen as it is on-screen.
One of the reasons I am absolutely in love with this show, besides it being able to make me laugh hysterically, is that P.J. lives the life I aspire to have. Living in Chicago, writing for the Cubs (well, of course I’d want to cover the Bears instead), surrounded by great friends and living life as it’s handed to you.
So if you haven’t watched “My Boys” then go watch! Now! Season 1 is out on DVD and Season 4 returns this Spring. For now enjoy this clip for a small taste of many laughs. And remember, girls love sports, too!
And if you’re already a fan, check out some of the cast member’s Twitter accounts!