TV review: "My Boys"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The old adage, "When you try to please everyone, you'll end up pleasing no one," can certainly be applied to "My Boys."

Attempting to be a comedy for men and women, it pleases neither - lacking dating's ups-and-downs (for ladies) and caustic mockery (for guys). The writers try both themes; it's just not full-bore or very funny.

The fourth season kicks off with back-to-back episodes. First, the gang looks to replace P.J.'s (Jordana Spiro) brother Andy (formerly played by Jim Gaffigan) at the weekly poker game.

Side note: What does it say when "Hot-Pocket" Gaffigan leaves for greener pastures?

In the second episode, the some of the gang inadvertently eat "magic" brownies.

"My Boys" would be better served with some edge and jokes that weren't so stale - especially the stoner humor - because the characters, led by Spiro, are charming.

"My Boys"

10 p.m. Sunday, July 25, on TBS

One and a half stars