Men of a Certain Age: Season 2
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MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE returns for a second season, with all three men facing a number of roadblocks on their continuing journeys through midlife. They know they can always rely on their friends to see them through. Joe (Romano) is a divorced, slightly neurotic father of two who runs a party store and recently overcame a gambling problem. He's now decided to rekindle his dream of becoming a professional golfer, training for a spot on the senior tour. Owen (Braugher) the married one of the group, is finally asserting himself at his family's car dealership, but is struggling with being the boss. Terry (Bakula) the relaxed, handsome actor continues to search for stability after disastrous attempts at managing an apartment complex and reviving his acting career.]]>
The three-disc presentation of Men of a Certain Age's second season is anchored by commentaries by the show's key players on all 12 episodes. Romano and Royce are the dominant voices, and the humor that they and fellow writers Bridget Bedard, Lew Schneider, and Tucker Cawley provide also allows for glimpses into the show's production as well as what might have happened in its third season. Romano, Royce, Bedard, and Schneider additionally appear on a solid featurette that discusses the tone and direction of the series in fine detail. There is also a brace of deleted scenes from both seasons, as well as a frequently funny gag reel, all of which should appeal to the show's small but dedicated cadre of fans. But more significantly, what those viewers can take away from this final season is not just the excellence of the episodes, but also the fact that Men of a Certain Age belongs in the ranks of such extraordinary works as Freaks and Geeks, Deadwood, Sports Night, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars, and other series that slipped the surly bonds of the medium and truly defined the phrase too good for television. --Paul Gaita
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I truly haven't been this impressed with a television show since the pilot episode of Eureka some years ago (and very seldom before that). Finally, there is a series on my TV that not only is fun, but displays some actual maturity as well. And quite frankly, Men Of A Certain Age is far more real than any reality tv program running today. If you have not yet seen Men Of A Certain Age, by all means put it on your netflix list, check it out on Hulu or TNT.com, or better yet, just buy the first season on DVD because I doubt very much you will be disappointed with such a purchase.
If I must admit to a greivence with Men Of A Certain Age, there are two that come to mind. Each episode is so well written and paced that you find yourself lost within it's run-time and wondering why it's over so soon. Additionally, the seasons are a bit short (only 10 & 12 episodes each for the first and second season respectively). I totally understand the short run with the first season, but I really would have liked to have seen another three to six episodes added to the second season. Both are very minor complaints with an otherwise superb series.
Unfortunately, it was announced a few days ago that TNT has CANCELLED Men Of A Certain Age. I'm completely dumbfounded. They cited low ratings as their reason for cancellation and really, it's not wonder the show received few ratings for the following reasons;
1. TNT didn't feel much need to advertise the show. I honestly only remember seeing commercials for the show during the airing of it's episodes.
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It never ceases to amaze me how TV producers can continue to find more shocking trashy reality shows to put on the air. Then when anything with class comes on the air it doesn't make it for more than 2 seasons. I am so disappointed that this country can't find interest in a show with heart, warmth and nonshocking reality.
Mirroring the rest of the country, these guys are having troubles adjusting to the changing economics going on in the USA just as everyone else is. However, the bigger problem for each of them is sewn more deeply into who they are as people than what is going on in the country.
Our gambler can never really get away from gambling. He is always poised on the edge of destroying his and others' lives the very minute he starts thinking in gambling terms. It doesn't take much. This time it is no more than an opportunity which comes his way when his bookie has to go through chemo. Ray Romano does an excellent job of portraying a man who is unlikable a great deal of the time for this reason but he does have his moments where he someone you can like.
Once again the auto sales family is my favorite. The son is still trying to salvage the mess his father has made of his car dealership. He is not a super duper salesman himself so he has to find other means to satisfy and inspire the employees. His father is one of the most difficult people imaginable to get along with as a person, much less a relative. The son remains someone you like almost all of the time as he is used to trying to satisfy such an impossible person.
The actor becomes a car salesman for his friend. However he is bedeviled by a number of things. One, he can never entirely let go of acting, he still thinks of himself as maybe making it, even though he's 50 now.Read more ›
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Why oh why they ever cancelled such a terrifically entertaining, well cast show I will never understand.Published 2 months ago by R. Osborne
I have a crush on Ray Romano and I'm not ashamed to admit it.Published 2 months ago by Isabel Betancourt
What a well-written and acted show. It was a shame it only lasted two seasons. A real gem. I'm a man in my 40's, so I really related to the show's characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ryan Bledsoe
I only made it through the first five or so minutes of the first episode and turned it off. I never watched the first season. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. M. Sharp
Best show in years....too bad it's been replaced by countless "reality" shows. You can't beat buying quality shows on Amazon....well worth the money.Published 6 months ago by Jay1976
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