My Boys, the best original program to come to TBS since they started knowing funny, returns to air this Tuesday, March 31st.
The good folks at TBS sent me the first two episodes of season three Welcome Back, Kalla Fotter (March 31st) and Private Eyes (April 7th).
For those in need of a primer, My Boys follows the lives of a group of Chicago poker buddies. Sports writer PJ is the hub they all revolve around. PJ is not your typical girl and relates to life (and specifically relationships) with sports analogies. PJ’s rock and roll roommate Brendan dreams of opening a club. PJ’s brother Andy is the group’s family man. Kenny and Mike are the sweet and salty members of the group respectively and Bobby is the newest addition.
Welcome Back, Kalla Fotter picks up exactly where we left off -- The gang is still in California for Bobby's (Kyle Howard) wedding to Elsa. This cliffhanger is resolved by episode's end. We were asked by the network not to ruin any results, but watch for yourself and feel satisfied. I had to employ my vast knowledge of the internet (aka Google) to learn what the apt title meant. The episode introduces the concept of the moustache-growing contest that a couple of the guys brought up when I got the chance to interview them (which you'd best have read). The moustaches produce great humor, especially from the mouth of Andy (Jim Gaffigan), as does Andy's newfound fatherhood. My vote for the winner goes to Kenny (Michael Bunin) and his American Chopper growth. Going in, I knew the definition of "out of left field", but learned its Chicago-based origin through PJ (Jordana Spiro) in this episode. Comedy, 'staches and learnin', what more could you ask for?
In Private Eyes, the guys start to suspect that PJ has a new man in her life and Mike (Jamie Kaler) still has his moustache. They confront Stephanie (Kellee Stewart) in a very funny scene at her place and she reveals she knows nothing. The boys are left with only one option -- they decide to go on a stakeout. Cue the walkie talkies. Brendan (Reid Scott) learns what it's like to have to work for a living.
Obviously, it's tough to write about these episodes without ruining plot developments. Suffice it to say, the camaraderie and comedy are still present in spades. If you haven't been watching, catch up. (Season One is available on DVD) If you have, it's like welcoming some friends back into your life.