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Review: 'Moone Boy' is a delight

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Moone Boy, season one (Hulu)

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In recent years, family comedies have returned to American television in fine form. Shows like 'The Goldbergs' and 'The Middle' are great fun, but it isn't often that audiences are treated to a sharply written family comedy with real heart.

Streaming service Hulu has collaborated with British broadcaster Sky to produce a modern day version of 'The Wonder Years' that really delivers.

Written by Chris O’Dowd, 'Moone Boy' is a coming-of-age story about an 11-year-old Irish boy named Martin Moone. Set in the late 1980s, the show sees young Martin navigate the confusing process of growing up with the help of his imaginary friend named Sean, played by O'Dowd.

While most of the action revolves around Martin and his various ill-conceived schemes, the entire Moone family gets in on the fun.

Running only six-episodes in length, the first season of the show is perfect binge-viewing for a wintry weekend.

Audiences have responded to the show and a second season has already been made. It's scheduled to air in the coming months, with a third soon to follow. The producers are, no doubt, moving quickly to take advantage of young star David Rawle's age.

'Moone Boy' is a rare gem that makes tolerating the ads on Hulu Plus worth the hassle. Check it out.

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