About a Boy fashion:
Minnie Driver’s striped cardigan and necklaces from About a Boy
Sweater: Free People (on sale!)
Necklaces: Robyn Rhodes (obsessed!) Use code Minnie20 for 20% off
When I read that NBC was premiering it’s TV-adaptation of About a Boy, I was skeptical. About a Boy is arguably one of my favorite movies. Also, how do you not lose some of the charm from book to movie to tv?
And, obviously, no Hugh Grant.
In its favor? NBC has a pretty successful track rate of taking movies to the small screen. See also: Parenthood (and Friday Night Lights.) Also, I adore costume designer Roemehl Hawkins (Mistresses, Devious Maids, Charlie’s Angels, etc.) And those a-ha moments at the end of each episode where Will and Malcolm end as friends is undoubtedly sweet – a rarity in TV these days.
I have my own opinions, naturally. (When don’t I have an opinion?) I found the show almost a little too fast paced, with gaping holes in the stories. Minnie Driver as Malcolm’s neurotic, vegan mother is a caricature of herself, and it’s hard to feel any empathy towards her. And I have to wonder how they’ll keep it up without getting too stale – the formulaic plot of Will making plans with Malcolm, letting him down only to save the day is sweet – but is it enough?
Only time will tell if David Walton can fill Hugh Grant’s STD-laden English loafers.
But with abs like these, who’s looking at his shoes?
What did you think of the first two episodes of About a Boy? Let me know in the comments below (please! I need to know if you guys are watching and if I should be covering.)