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Fiona, Marcus' mother, is a GranolaGirl who doesn't initially appreciate living next to the red meat-loving Will or the fact that her son is spending so much time with a grown man. But she comes to appreciate (often grudgingly) that Will provides a masculine influence to Marcus that she can't provide.

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Fiona, Marcus' Marcus's mother, is a GranolaGirl who doesn't initially appreciate living next to the red meat-loving Will or the fact that her son is spending so much time with a grown man. But she comes to appreciate (often grudgingly) that Will provides a masculine influence to Marcus that she can't provide.



* AdaptationExpansion: The series compresses plot elements from the book and movie into a single half-hour episode. The rest of the show explores original story lines based on the sources' concepts and expands the cast in order to do so.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The series compresses plot elements from the book and movie into a single half-hour episode. The rest of the show explores original story lines based on the sources' sources's concepts and expands the cast in order to do so.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With their ''very'' conflicting lifestyles and values, Will and Fiona's relationship is bumpy at best. However, they will put their differences aside and help each other when needed, usually for Marcus' sake.
* CastingGag: Chris Diamantopolis guest stars as Marcus' new teacher and his introductory episode includes Will being psyched for a Film/TheThreeStooges marathon on TV.
* DisappearedDad: Marcus' father is a penguin researcher who would rather spend months isolated at Antarctic research bases than spend time with his son.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With their ''very'' conflicting lifestyles and values, Will and Fiona's relationship is bumpy at best. However, they will put their differences aside and help each other when needed, usually for Marcus' Marcus's sake.
* CastingGag: Chris Diamantopolis guest stars as Marcus' Marcus's new teacher and his introductory episode includes Will being psyched for a Film/TheThreeStooges marathon on TV.
* DisappearedDad: Marcus' Marcus's father is a penguin researcher who would rather spend months isolated at Antarctic research bases than spend time with his son.



* ParentWithNewParamour: When Fiona starts a relationship with Mr. Chris, Marcus is so unhappy that he tries to run away from home. What's really ironic is that Chris was Marcus' favourite teacher until his mother broke the truth to him.

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* ParentWithNewParamour: When Fiona starts a relationship with Mr. Chris, Marcus is so unhappy that he tries to run away from home. What's really ironic is that Chris was Marcus' Marcus's favourite teacher until his mother broke the truth to him.

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* CastingGag: Chris Diamantopolis guest stars as Marcus' new teacher and his introductory episode includes Will being psyched for a Film/TheThreeStooges marathon on TV.


* CastingGag: Chris Diamantopolis guest stars as Marcus' new teacher and his introductory episode includes Will being psyched for a Three Stooges marathon on TV.


A television adaptation of ''Literature/AboutABoy'' by Nick Hornsby, the show follows Will Freeman as he forms a friendship with Marcus, the precocious kid who moves in next door.

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A television adaptation of ''Literature/AboutABoy'' by Nick Hornsby, Hornby, the show follows Will Freeman as he forms a friendship with Marcus, the precocious kid who moves in next door.

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* MyBelovedSmother: When Fiona says Marcus is her whole world, she really means it. Her list of over-mothering acts includes picking all his clothes, spending hours of new-age rituals together, and trying to negotiate friends for Marcus with other mothers. The one time she lets Marcus be home alone for a couple of hours, and he accidentally stabs his foot trying to peal an orange, she goes into overdrive, placing two-way cameras around the house.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Gender inverted; Marcus, who couldn't be more of good boy if her tried, falls head over heels for Shea Garcia-Miller when she sneaks into the principal's office and blares the Music/SexPistols on the PA system.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Gender inverted; Marcus, who couldn't be more of good boy if her he tried, falls head over heels for Shea Garcia-Miller when she sneaks into the principal's office and blares the Music/SexPistols on the PA system.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Gender inverted; Marcus, who couldn't be more of good boy if her tried, falls head over heels for Shea Garcia-Miller when she sneaks into the principal's office and blares the Music/SexPistols on the PA system.


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* ParentalNeglect: Shea, the local bad girl, is regularly left alone at home by her mother, and she hasn't seen her father in six years.


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* StalkerWithoutACrush: Marcus has very little regard for Will's privacy, going through his phone history on a whim.


* HiddenDepths: Will, as it turns out, is a classically trained musician but he rarely talks about it because he associates it with his domineering father.

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* HiddenDepths: Will, as it turns out, is a classically trained musician but he rarely talks about it because he associates it with his domineering distant father.



* PitbullDatesPuppy: Will's best friend, friendly and mild-mannered Andy, and his wife, aggressive and domineering Laurie.



* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Will wrote a Christmas song many years before that became a hit and provides him with fat royalty checks every month. He is determined to live out the rest of his life doing whatever he wants. This lifestyle is threatened in Season 2 when someone claims to have been a co-writer on the song and the royalty payments are frozen until the issue can be sorted out.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Will wrote a Christmas song many years before that became a hit and provides him with fat royalty checks every month. He is determined to live out the rest of his life doing whatever he wants. This lifestyle is threatened in Season 2 when someone claims to have been a co-writer on the song and the royalty payments are frozen until the issue can be sorted out.out.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: During the time Will moved to New York with Dr. Sam, Fiona ran into his old StalkerWithACrush Stacey, and inspired her to value herself more and not settle for less. Stacey took this to mean she should sue Will for his song royalties.

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* ParentWithNewParamour: When Fiona starts a relationship with Mr. Chris, Marcus is so unhappy that he tries to run away from home. What's really ironic is that Chris was Marcus' favourite teacher until his mother broke the truth to him.


* AdaptationExpansion: The series compresses plot elements from the book and movie into a single half-hour episode. The rest of the show explores original storylines based on the sources' concepts and expands the cast in order to do so.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The series compresses plot elements from the book and movie into a single half-hour episode. The rest of the show explores original storylines story lines based on the sources' concepts and expands the cast in order to do so.so.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With their ''very'' conflicting lifestyles and values, Will and Fiona's relationship is bumpy at best. However, they will put their differences aside and help each other when needed, usually for Marcus' sake.

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* HiddenDepths: Will, as it turns out, is a classically trained musician but he rarely talks about it because he associates it with his domineering father.

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* CastingGag: Chris Diamantopolis guest stars as Marcus' new teacher and his introductory episode includes Will being psyched for a Three Stooges marathon on TV.


A television adaptation of ''Literature/AboutABoy'' by Nick Hornsby, the show follows Will Freeman as he forms a begrudging friendship with Marcus, the precocious kid who moves in next door.

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A television adaptation of ''Literature/AboutABoy'' by Nick Hornsby, the show follows Will Freeman as he forms a begrudging friendship with Marcus, the precocious kid who moves in next door.
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Fiona, Marcus' mother, is a GranolaGirl who doesn't initially appreciate living next to the red meat-loving Will or the fact that her son is spending so much time with a grown man. But she comes to appreciate (often grudgingly) that Will provides a masculine influence to Marcus that she can't provide.

Also featured are Andy and Laurie. Andy is Will's best friend and is constantly trying to get Will to grow up and settle down while occasionally yearning for the freedom he had in his youth. Laurie is Andy's wife and she and Will tolerate each other, at best, for Andy's sake.


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* AdaptationExpansion: The series compresses plot elements from the book and movie into a single half-hour episode. The rest of the show explores original storylines based on the sources' concepts and expands the cast in order to do so.


The pilot incorporated elements from both the book and the [[Film/AboutABoy film adpatation]] before the rest of the series moved onto original storylines.

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The pilot incorporated elements from both the book and the [[Film/AboutABoy film adpatation]] adaptation before the rest of the series moved onto original storylines.

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