Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I love this show!

Brent and Josh
The Fabulous Beekman Boys!

If you haven't seen "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" on the Planet Green network, you're missing out on one of television's subtle joys. Together for ten years, this odd couple -- quirky, annoying, and utterly endearing -- moved from New York City to the tiny, picturesque town of Sharon Springs, New York (if ever there was a gaytopia, that town must be it) and assumed ownership of a historic farm. There they raise goats, pigs, cows, and chickens, make soap and cheese, have a pet llama, host weddings, and get involved in community events. They also bicker, pout, make up, laugh, kiss, and bicker some more. The whole danged show is just as sweet and funny as can be -- and it's returning for a second season!

Here's what the Planet Green website has to say about it:

"The initial season followed Josh, a best-selling author and advertising executive, and his partner, Brent, a physician and former vice president at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as they left Manhattan behind for the country life at the Beekman 1802 farm. Season two will follow them——along with viewer favorites Farmer John and Polka Spot the llama—as they juggle their relationship, along with a burgeoning home business and a rapidly expanding working farm. From raising a barn to hosting a Sotheby’s auction to shopping for sheep with Martha Stewart, season two will offer complete access to Brent and Josh’s second year at Beekman 1802."


Tam said...

Hmmm. We did see the ads for that, but we don't get that channel so I'm not sure what they are playing it on up here. It looked funny but we are likely only getting season 1. Maybe. I'll have to do a search and see where I saw the ads.

K. Z. Snow said...

It is a funny show, Tam, but often touching, as well. There was a scene in which the "boys" were hosting a wedding at the farm. As they stood on their porch together, looking out at the festivities, one said very wistfully, "We always hoped we'd be the first ones..." And the other finished the sentence, " get married here."

Gah! I got all choked up and misty. Angry, too.

Chris said...

Sounds like one I might enjoy, if it's out on dvd at some point.