Boston Common (1996–1997)

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After moving to Boston from Virginia, to spy on his sister who just started college, Boyd finds himself working for the student union where he raises hell more often than he should.

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 Wyleen Pritchett (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Joy Byrnes (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Tasha King (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Leonard Prince (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Boyd Pritchett (32 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Prof. Jack Reed (31 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Boyd Pritchett is a guy from Virginia who is bringing his sister to Boston to go to college. After arriving he meets a student named Joy and is captivated by her. And when Boyd displays his skills as a repairman he gets a job working at the college. And he hopes to hook up with Joy but she already has a boyfriend, s professor. But he decides to stick it out. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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I enjoyed this show endlessly, and I still don't know why.
16 August 2006 | by (Caddy) – See all my reviews

"Cute" is an accurate description for this show, and all the good and bad connotations that come with it. As seen in "Seinfeld", the comic - while no doubt is the heart and soul of the show - brings the least to the table acting-wise. Though Clark was serviceable, he wasn't anything more than "Likable and Naive" for the better part of a season and a half.

The on-going crush on the beautiful friend with a killer personality who is *shock* taken by someone with a more stable foothold on adult life is something a lot of us can connect with personally - and was tastefully done. The likability of "Joy" probably rates a 8.5 out of ten - and the show's attaching it's self to these concepts and advantages made it what it was. A cute - if a little contrived - sitcom that can be enjoyed by the light-hearted in the mood for a laugh with a nice little soul.

It "survived" on it's charm(it had plenty) and the comedy of Clark(who has some great jokes) and certainly deserved a longer run than it had. But "Classic" isn't a word that comes to mind, and did little to set it's self apart from other shows. It really pains me to give this show a 6/10, but it could have been much, much better. Childhood nostalgia will always make it a classic viewing experience for me, though.


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