Saturday, August 16, 2008

More boys

Sometime last year a friend of my turned me in to "My Boys", a small sitcom on TBS. It wasn't really my type of show, but the show was well-written and there were some pretty good chuckles in every episode that by the time the first season's cliffhanger rolled around, I was totally hooked. But then the writer's strike came, and while I loved the show, I didn't think it was going to be picked up for a second season. It was sad, because apart from The Office, it was the only show that I looked forward to with any regularity.

Anyway, a couple of months ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see the show's star, Jordana Spiro (whom you might remember as the ditzy blonde from Must Love Dogs) appeared on Conan to plug the new season of the show. The second season was even funnier, and the storytelling was great, with some really interesting twists and turns. And then all of a sudden, it was the season finale. The second season only lasted 9 episodes.

I don't know what TBS's plan is; during the first season, they originally showed 13 episodes first before showing 9 more episodes later in the season, so no one really knows if the season has ended, and if it has, if it will be picked up for a third one. I hope it does. I remember reading a review that said that if it had aired on a bigger network like CBS, it'd be as big of a hit as CBS's How I Met Your Mother (and I agree). Here's hoping PJ and the boys will be back in September (or whenever).

Speaking of obscure TV shows, I just got my hands on a copy of Spaced, the TV show that launched Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright into UK television stardom. I haven't watched it yet, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be good; in fact, for the DVD launch in the US, they were able to get guys like Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Patton Oswalt and Bill Hader to do DVD commentary.

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