By: Cynthia Ayala
“When Will is told to sell his San Francisco house in order to solve his money problems, he searches for a new best friends for Marcus; Sam encounters surprises when she flies out to help Will pack.”
- Synopsis provided by Shazam
About a Boy isn’t just a show about a boy, it’s about the ordeals a single mother faces and goes into developing the Peter Pan syndrome that dominates Will. The show is fun, entertaining and full of a lot of heart where the writing is concerned, especially this last episode where Will must sell his house and pack up to move to New York with his girlfriend. Of course, it’s difficult for him because now he is trying to endure moving to a new place where he will have no friends, a place that is going to isolate him and make him feel alone. He’s leaving all this friends to be with the girl he loves but that’s easier said than done, especially when she sees just how hard it is for him and for those around him.
That is the deeper motivation for the show that highlights the comedy in the show as well. The comedic value comes from when Will tries to find Marcus a new best friend. That is easier said than done, especially when Marcus creates an add to help find Will a new best friend, with the most inappropriate online add ever that calls in the Feds. Talk about uncomfortable. But that humor was priceless, written perfectly and acted out just as well.
About a Boy has so much going for it with the humor and acting in the show. Positively entertaining.
Directed by: Michael Weaver
Written by: David M. Israel
Original Air Date/Time/Channel: October 21, 2014 | 930 PM EST | NBC