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Men of a Certain Age: Season 1
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The two-disc set of Men's first season offers a handful of entertainment extras, most notably a pair of very funny commentaries by Romano, Royce, Braugher, and Bakula for the pilot and season finale. In between good-natured digs at Braugher's Julliard education, the show runners discuss changes made to the pilot and the origin of several story elements (in particular, the pilot's seemingly indestructible possum). The deleted scenes offer the material cut from the pilot, as well as from subsequent episodes; all contain intriguing bits of character development and dialogue instead of the usual extraneous throwaways. Gag reels are usually painful experiences, but Romano's comic skills make this a highlight, as does a jaw-dropping barrage of improvisations by Manfrellotti during the Chinese restaurant scene from "The New Guy." A brace of short, network-provided interviews with the leads, as well as a series overview, closes out the set. --Paul Gaita
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I am five episodes into this series and am absolutely knocked out. The acting on this new series is absolutely superb and is equalled by the scripts. I could never get into Ray Romano in his EVERYONE LOVES RAYMOND show despite its being an enormous hit. Unlike that show, this is NOT a comedy although it has wryly comic moments. The premise is three guys in their late 40s who grew up together and have stayed together as friends their entire lives. Two of them are white and one is black. I grew up in a family business so the black character, spending his life in his father's car business, is the best story for me. The actor does a superb job with the tensions inherent in working for your father, a former pro sports hero. He is also the only one who can hold down a marriage. Ray Romano plays the one soon to be divorced primarily because of his gambling addiction. He owns a party store with lots of games, fittingly enough. This gambling addiction takes a fascinating script detour when he spends an entire evening in the company of his bookie as his friend for the night while his wife is out on a date. The third guy is the ladies man, a never made it actor who now tries out other occupations like some people try out new ties. I like him the least of the three but that may be the point of including him. You are going to want to see this show, every episode. I can hardly wait for episode six.
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I liked Ray in Everybody loves Raymond, and it took me a bit to redefine him in a different role, but this role is much better. All the characters are fun and interesting.
Being a man in my late 30's, I find myself drawn to this show and thinking about my life in many ways. Seeing myself and many of my friends in the different characters and wondering what will happen to them next. Not sure if this show will stretch genders, but my wife liked the 15 mins she watched.
Anyway, support this show - it is a good one.
These three friends meet several times a week for a hike (good for the blood sugar and weight) and breakfast (a la "Sex and the City", but thankfully we leave sex in the bedroom where it belongs, most of the time). There, with the help of a witty and believable screenplay, they hash out their weeks' problems. They make fun of each other (male humor), encourage each other (because at heart they are really nice guys), and sometimes solve each other's problems.
It is wonderful to see the great Andre Braugher in a venue finally befitting his talents. He was the rivetting star on "Homicide: Life on the Streets" -- the one you just couldn't take your eyes off of. He does not disappoint in this series, where his humor, honesty, and integrity as an actor can shine. Bakula, always intriguing, does an admirable job as Terry. He brings a humanity and self-mockery to this role of the man-child, and you can't help rooting for him.Read more ›
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From the first time I saw the previews for Men of a Certain Age, I had a feeling it would be a great show...and I was never disappointed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BBestvin
I can't say enough about this show. It didn't get the credit it deserved. Three of the most talented men in television doing a show about our generation growing older. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LisaD
I have a crush on Ray Romano and I'm not ashamed to admit it.Published 2 months ago by Isabel Betancourt
Funny, insightful, and occasionally wrenching, this series is spot-on for men approaching their 50s.Published 5 months ago by Liberty43
Thoughtful grown-up light drama. If you enjoyed shows like Parenthood, Thirtysomething or Once and Again, you may very well enjoy Men of a Certain Age.Published 8 months ago by Joseph D. Moore
This series should have made it to HBO or the like. So sad I have only two series to watch. Arrived in new conditionPublished 10 months ago by Marian
I wish there were more than two seasons of this show. Smart, funny, and provocative...if you liked Seinfeld, you'll love Men of a Certain Age.Published 14 months ago by TXshopper
Plain and simple - This is a great show. Deals with reality , drama and comedy all mixed into one. The only down fall I have is with Ray Romano who I happen to think is a lousy... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert J. Joos Jr.
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