My Boys : Season 1

  • Network: TBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 28, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23

Critic Reviews

  1. The show is actually good, quietly so, in that way sitcoms rarely are quiet anymore.
  2. “My Boys” is certainly a charming knockoff.
  3. 60
    My Boys has easygoing charm and does feel like the amiably shaggy, hit-and-miss basic-cable cousin of a glossy network one-liner factory, its lack of laugh-out-loud moments not so much indicating system failure, but suggesting a game plan that aims for calmly assembling a group of occasionally witty characters and hoping you find them likable.
  4. It fields one of the most enjoyable sitcom ensemble casts in some time.
  5. 50
    "My Boys" is no improv comedy, but it also relies on unnecessary narration.
  6. 80
    Yes, My Boys echoes Sex and the City. But this new series is a pleasant variation on that TV classic. PJ is more down-to-earth and tomboyish than Carrie Bradshaw.
  7. 70
    A fine way to pass a half hour.
  8. "My Boys"... has development potential if you can get past the notion that it's been done to death.
  9. 60
    My Boys can overdo the voiceover sports metaphors, but at least it's agreeable.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Breezy, smart and occasionally funny.
  11. Thomas earns high marks for coming up with appealing characters who are as comfortable as old cardigans.
  12. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    60
    The wit can get a little heavyhanded sometimes - yes, it's another series with voiceover narration (can anybody say "Sex and the City"?) - but its heart, and head, are in the right place.
  13. Even when "My Boys" isn't wildly funny (which would be most of the time, frankly), it has a lot of charm.
  14. 50
    "My Boys" is the kind of show that you're unlikely to seek out -- it's not TiVo-worthy by any means -- but if you happen upon it while channel-surfing, you could do a lot worse than pause and give it a shot.
  15. 40
    Spiro is not really charismatic enough to carry a show, but the real problem is that P.J. isn’t going to make anyone forget Carrie Bradshaw any time soon.
  16. We've seen this before. TBS even goes to great lengths to demonstrate how much it resembles Sex and the City. Except not nearly enough.
  17. "My Boys" suffers from an unrealistic setup, and too many scenes amount to five people sitting around talking.
  18. 30
    Watching seven characters sit around week after week in endless discussions of the ramifications of the fact that two of them have kissed may have been fun in the seventh grade. But, like the spinning teacups at Disney World or throwing up after drinking a jug of Ripple, it's an experience that doesn't wear well with time.
  19. The patter is more what you'd hear from reasonably clever people in real life, not a bunch of lines thought up in the comedy's writers' room.
  20. A lackluster "Sex and the City" companion.
  21. The goofy affection of her poker buddies is fun, and the writers steer through some pretty well-mined territory with aplomb.
  22. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Jennifer Armstrong
    75
    Despite all of the pontificating, TBS' comedy shows promise. [8 Dec 2006, p.70]
  23. While there's nothing groundbreaking happening in "My Boys," there is something a bit fresher than we saw in any of the many "Sex and the City" wannabes that popped up a few seasons ago.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. JimB
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    This show is hilarious! The characters are great and the plot keeps you interested in what will be next to come.
  2. DrewM.
    Mar 9, 2009
    0
    This has to be the STUPIDEST show ever invented!! It's nothing more than a stupid,slutty-assed hoe who can get a man of her OWN,so she This has to be the STUPIDEST show ever invented!! It's nothing more than a stupid,slutty-assed hoe who can get a man of her OWN,so she has to slut it up with her ugly assed MALE friends cuz she has trouble keepin a guy of her OWN!! Gee,wonder why that IS? Couldn't possibly be due to her flirting slutty ass being around her MEN friends 24/7 huh?? Full Review »
  3. JenN
    Jun 4, 2008
    10
    LOVE this show! I enjoy the characters (and their relationships w/ each other), the writing and the humor. I began watching it in season one LOVE this show! I enjoy the characters (and their relationships w/ each other), the writing and the humor. I began watching it in season one and was disappointed that there were not more episodes! Full Review »