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My Boys – The Complete First Season (Sony DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C     Extras: C     Episodes: C+



My Boys has an interesting premise that is handled with some intelligence and maturity as a together sports writer (Jordana Spiro) juggles her life, profession and being part of an all-boys club in one of the more interesting ideas for a sitcom of late.  Without a laugh track, it works better, but it also seems like so much more could be done with the idea and the cast is not at issue.


However, this is not the worst starting point for a live action show of late and maybe with some adjusting and a more realistic feel of sports (without annoying real life star cameos) this could be a hit and show that really works.  But many shows that were different in their Complete First Season than later ones worked better as they grew and this show has that potential.  Whether things work out or not is a later story, but the 22 half-hours here are on the consistent side and if you like the concept, you will find them worth a look.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not badly shot, but colors are dull and despite a clean presentation, detail and depth can be an issue across the board.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is so much in the center channel, then that dialogue is so compressed that you have to consider the episodes all have encoding mistakes to some extent.  It is bad.  Four featurettes, bloopers, two lame “minisodes” and deleted scenes are the extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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