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‘About a Boy’: from novel to film to sitcom

‘About a Boy’: from novel to film to sitcom | Entertainment | The Seattle Times.

Nick Hornby’s novel “About a Boy” keeps finding new lives. It inspired a well-received movie of the same name starring Hugh Grant, and now NBC has adapted and Americanized a series version.

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It’s worth a look. More farcical than its print and big-screen predecessors, the series version nonetheless has its charms. Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) is producer and series creator, Jon Favreau directed the pilot and, in the three episodes I have seen, the cast is as endearing as the characters are offbeat. And there’s a really good soundtrack.

A recommendation from the Akron Beacon Journal‘s Rich Heldenfels.