By Ken Tucker
Updated August 20, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Boys

There aren’t many laughs in The Boys, but its premise is amusingly peculiar: A writer named Doug (Chris Meloni) settles into his new suburban house and meets a trio of older men in the neighborhood — the ironically named ”boys” of the title — Ned Beatty (Homicide: Life on the Street), John Harkins, and Richard Venture. The geezers hang out together, bickering and playing Monopoly, and they expect Doug to take the place of Ed — the now-deceased former owner of Doug’s house — in their lives. These fellows want Doug to behave like their old pal Ed, and they even try to call him Ed, but Doug resists. Sound weird? No, it’s just silly, but Beatty, Harkins, and Venture have the sort of old-pro comic skills that keep The Boys from being completely mediocre. C-

The Boys

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  • TV Show
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  • In Season
network
  • ABC

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