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Mainstream - Men of a Certain Age - The Complete First Season

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Men of a Certain Age The Complete First Season
Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, Scott Bakula
10 episodes 2 DVD
Originally aired TNT 2009-10
Warner Home Entertainment 2011

Men of a Certain Age is a TNT comedy-drama with a great cast (Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, and Scott Bakula) and a solid and promising premise. It tells the story of three very ordinary middle-class and middle-aged men; this makes for interesting but subdued story lines that work if you keep with the show.  Men of a Certain Age is the kind of show that grows on you as it moves on.

Joe (Romano) is a party store owner who has a gambling jones. Owen (Braugher) is a car salesman working for his a-hole father. Terry (Scott Bakula) is a usually out of work actor and the single guy in the group. These guys have been friends since college. The writing reflects that in little things like how they talk to or deal with each other.

Men of a Certain Age is coincidentally demographically accurate as one of the guys is divorced, one is happily married, and one is a perpetual bachelor.

Women are not a big part of the show but they are not presented as stereotypes. LisaGay Hamilton is very good as Owen s wife.

There are some really great bits and usually at least one per episode. The personal creams scene in episode 3 (Men of a Certain Age DVD 1) is superb.

The Father s Fraternity episode (DVD 2) with Robert Loggia as Joe s father is superb.

If you appreciate TV shows that are very close to reality and have none of the trappings of regular TV fare you are going to enjoy Men of a Certain Age.

Men of a Certain Age The Complete First Season Special Features are Behind The Scenes with each of the actors, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, and a commentary track for the pilot episode

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