'My Boys: The Complete First Season'
(Jordana Spiro, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / (2007) 2008 / Sony Pictures)
Overview: 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 but finding a boyfriend and making a future for herself can be tricky for a girl with so many men in her life! Starring hot new talent Jordana Spiro.
DVD Verdict: 'My Boys' 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 leash 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; and 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. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and comes with the Special Features of:
Life in the Press Box
Favorites in Sports
P.J.'s Rules for Sports and Dating
No Crying in Baseball: Bloopers
Riding the Pine: Deleted Scenes