Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ...
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and school. Occasionally the boys get serious but more often they use humor to handle situations.
How amazing to find this discussion about one of the best (but worst-named) shows on television. I have been mulling over this show for 45 years but have never met another human being who remembers it. Like some of the other folks commenting here, I also traipsed in vain to the TV Museum in New York hoping to find some of the episodes. At a time when TV comedies and dramas were formulaic, trite, contrived and wrapped up with little moral lessons, It's a Man's World was about unspoken feelings, confused aspirations, nuance, pain and hope. It anticipated Robert Altman techniques: in one episode where Glenn Corbett and his girlfriend visit a bank officer, his office is being painted by a guy on a ladder in the background; the possibility of a paint can being turned over completely dominates the scene, making it almost impossible to actually follow the dialogue. This business of the background overtaking the foreground is very Altmanesque. I recall as well some scenes with overlapping dialogue that make it difficult to actually hear what is being said -- like pretty much the entire soundtrack to McCabe & Mrs Miller. Judging from the other comments here, this show obviously had a powerful effect on a lot of teenage kids who responded to the realism and subtlety of the show. I simply want to see it again to see if it truly is as good as I remember; how nice to discover I am not the only one who feels this way.
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