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My Boys

An EW writer hated the show when it debuted, but now she thinks it’s one of the funniest sitcoms on TV

Jim Gaffigan, My Boys

(Patrick Ecclesine)

Dear My Boys: I owe you an apology. When you debuted in 2006—a comedy about a sportswriting, beer-drinking Chicago gal named PJ (Jordano Spiro) and her troupe of man friends—I found your early episodes so awkward, I mercilessly dropped you on my Worst of TV list. Mea frickin’ culpa. My Boys has modestly morphed into one of the funniest comedies on TV. I grin through the clever dude banter and laugh out loud at the odder moments, like when ladies’ man Mike (Jamie Kaler) randomly busts out his eerily spot-on “McConaughey” impression at a bar, complete with signature Awright, awright. I love Spiro’s unadorned delivery, as well as those nice, big natural pauses. And while we must hail comic Jim Gaffigan, my favorite Boy is Michael Bunin; as nice guy Kenny, the man can steal a scene with just a reaction shot. My Boys is a comedy of good, laid-back Midwest stock: It’s smart without trying to be too darling. So, sorry, thanks, and oh—go Cubs. A-