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Television Tue Nov 24 2009

Like a Tacky Wrigleyville Bar

I guess I'm the only person who doesn't like "My Boys" because it's going on its fourth year, which means it has lots of viewers. This is not to diss the actors--they seem talented, but the show is not funny and reminds me of the shallow interactions you see in tacky Wrigleyville bars, which is probably what this show is based on. I could barely get through one episode, and I don't want to give it another shot.

The only thing I find entertaining about the show is [are] all the Chicago references and seeing if they got the details right, such as our glee about balmy days within harsh winters. But I have to disagree with the TBS slogan ("very funny"): not very funny. Not funny at all.

 
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Bud / November 29, 2009 3:02 PM

Oh, come on. Wrigleyville bars are tacky.

Maybe the Cubs and rooftop owners are though.

http://www.mywrigleyville.com/index.cfm/act/Read-Article/i/235/article/New%20Signboards%20at%20Wrigley%20Field...Who's%20On%20First?

PJM / December 1, 2009 12:01 PM

If you saw only one episode, you clearly saw an early one. They've dialed down the references and the baseball metaphors, and that has made the show much better.

margaret / December 2, 2009 10:05 PM

It was the "vibe" of the show and the non-witty writing that didn't make me want to come back for more. I don't remember hearing baseball references. But maybe I did see an early one. It just wasn't funny and I couldn't relate to the characters.

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