If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/2/16

Mar 02, 2016 Posted by in External Contributions | Comments

Tonight ABC kicks off its latest hilarious family comedy The Real O’Neals with two (not-so-back-to-back) episodes on a special night, before the show moves to Tuesdays next week. The series follows an Irish Catholic family whose seemingly-perfect life comes crashing down as all of the family’s secrets are suddenly exposed. Matriarch Eileen (Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope) is a devout Catholic, who is very proud of the perfect image she and her family put on for the outside world. However, she is secretly having marital problems with husband Pat (Jay Ferguson, Mad Men), a Chicago police officer. Oldest son Jimmy (Matt Shively, True Jackson, VP) is a bit of a dimwit and the star of his high school wrestling team, but worrying about his weight has given him an eating disorder. Middle son Kenny (Noah Galvin) is his mother’s favorite, but will that change when he comes out as gay to his family and neighbors? Finally, youngest daughter Shannon (Bebe Wood, The New Normal) is the brightest of the children, but she uses her smarts to stage fake charity fundraisers for her own profit. And living close by is quirky hairdresser Aunt Jodi (Mary Hollis Inboden, The Chicago Code), who helps the O’Neals deal with the fallout as their secrets go public

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