Put Your Head in the Clouds With ‘Moone Boy’
October 2, 2014 Leave a Comment
Did you have a childhood imaginary friend? I didn’t, but I sometimes wished I could dream one up. For a little while I tried to pretend that I believed I had one (an imaginary scenario within an imaginary scenario), but I eventually realized that real-life friends were just as great, albeit less agreeable.
The critically acclaimed series Moone Boy focuses on the companionship between 11-year-old Martin, the youngest child in the loud and chaotic Moone family, and his imaginary friend, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, Friends With Kids). The semi-autobiographical show was partially filmed in O’Dowd’s hometown of Boyle, Ireland.
As a comedy enthusiast who follows the work of both O’Dowd and another Moone Boy cast member, Steve Coogan (The Trip, Saxondale, Night at the Museum), I cannot wait for the show to premiere 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
Eleven is a difficult age, and while Martin deals with school bullies and his hectic family, he finds that his imaginary friend is always by his side, offering a helping hand, and often some mischief along the way. I have a feeling that Moone Boy will offer a hearty helping of laughs, and perhaps make us wonder if life would be easier if we each had our own imaginary friend.