So you think Romeo and Juliet had family issues? Listen to this. Bobby is a bartender and the only son of gregarious, salt-of-the-earth Irish Catholic parents from Boston. His fiancée, Liz,... See full summary »
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 Bobby O'Neil (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Simon Banks (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Philip Stoddard (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Mace O'Neil (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Audrey O'Neil (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Liz Stoddard-Banks (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Maddy O'Neil (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
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So you think Romeo and Juliet had family issues? Listen to this. Bobby is a bartender and the only son of gregarious, salt-of-the-earth Irish Catholic parents from Boston. His fiancée, Liz, is a toney Harvard medical student and she's Protestant (no, that's not the problem). Liz has two dads, not one, and they're a worldly pair of well-heeled gay men. The moment Bobby popped the question to Liz, they knew their families would have to meet. And the first time they brought his Mom and Dad together with her Dad and Dad... well, things did not go well. Aside from the obvious, there's a culture gap between these in-laws-to-be that makes the Grand Canyon look like a seam in the sidewalk. Liz's parents are devotees of the arts. Bobby's are devotees of the Red Sox. Liz's parents are into St. Laurent. Bobby's parents swear by St. Patrick. Did we mention that Bobby's sister, Maddy, loves throwing gasoline on the fire? From Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, acclaimed producers of the Oscar-winning ... Written by Anonymous

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It's all stereotypes!
3 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want my opinion, this show is very negative stereotype of Bostonians especially the blue collar family of the O'Neils as typical Irish Catholic. Harriet Sansom Harris and Lenny Clarke could have a better show without the rest of the cast. They're both really the stars of the show and they are much more interesting together. So their son falls in love with a daughter of two gay men. I don't anything about her mother which makes the impression that she did not have a mother or who is actually her father. I only saw a couple episodes and was not impressed by the writing. The rest of the cast seem easily forgettable in their roles. The gay couple is wealthy, educated, and cultured stereotype of the gay community. One male owns or works in an art gallery. Another male is a teacher in an elementary school. It kind bothers me that the Irish catholic O'Neils owns a bar in Boston. It's just all stereotypes and I'm not crazy about watching stereotypes or being preached too. I think the daughter's mother or actual parentage should be addressed.


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