About a Boy: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: It may not win any points for originality, but About a Boy gets by on laughs and warmhearted charm.


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Air date: Feb 22, 2014
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In Season 1 of this sitcom adapted from the 1998 novel and 2002 film of the same name, Will Freeman (David Walton) is single and unemployed with no financial worries due to royalties that he continually receives from a hit song he wrote. His bachelor lifestyle is put on hold when Fiona (Minne Driver), an overbearing single mother, and her oddball 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham), move in next door and he begins to form a close bond with them. Al Madrigal also stars.

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Critic Reviews for About a Boy Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (22)

It's interesting to watch Katims bend the half-hour format to his needs rather than the other way around: No other showrunner alive would dare use an extended potty-training scene for anything other than a punch line.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

[It] is snappy with some well-observed one-liners.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Solid writing and even sharper delivery (all without an intrusive laugh track) make this one of the season's upper tier freshman comedies.

Feb 20, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The things that Will finds off-putting are depicted as ick. Funny, my feeling about the show exactly.

Feb 20, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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If the writers can lighten up [Minnie Driver's] down-in-the-dumps character, this one could be a keeper.

Feb 20, 2014 | Full Review…

About a Boy seems willing to go to contrived lengths to warm the cockles of your heart. But because it comes from a superb TV producer, Jason Katims, the show gets a stay of judgment coming out of the chute.

Feb 20, 2014 | Full Review…

There's a shocking lack of heart in About a Boy. Without

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

About a Boy easily ranks as the network's best new comedy of the season.

Mar 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Boy is often silly, but this cast is just so likable.

Mar 3, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

With Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) as creator and producer, About a Boy could very well be the next universally appealing family show.

Feb 24, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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