A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

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 Joe Tranelli (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Terry Elliott (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Owen Thoreau Jr. (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Melissa (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lawrence (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Owen Thoreau Sr. (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Albert (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Marcus (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Carlos (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Jamie Thoreau / ... (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 DaShaun (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Manfro (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lucy (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Maria (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Michael Thoreau (11 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Bruce (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Erin Riley (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Sonia Tranelli (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Carl (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
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A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

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The role of Owen was written for Wendell Pierce. But he turned it down to work on Treme (2010) instead. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Do You Want Lies with That? (2010) See more »

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When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
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Dramedy Worth Watching
5 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I did not think Ray Romano can pull this off. 3 middle aged men on the brink of 50, HS pals going thru life's trials and tribulations. This is a most creative offering and refreshing. The casting is great. Ray Romano is himself a divorced man with 2 kids , rounding off this clique , you had Andre Baugher , happily married, and eternally young skirt chaser Scott Bakula of Quantum Leap fame. This was realistic with none of the added silliness of some TV for shock effect.There was no laugh track,which only adds to the realism. Certainly this program was more drama than comedy. Ray Romano, though not a great comedian, is elevated by the rest of this cast as he was in ELR. Ray Romano is the Bob Newhart of today, and thats not a bad thing. This is a tasteful program that truly does delve into everyday situations. If I have one criticism , I would like to see a little more comedy . Overall , This is still a wonderful effort and worth watching. Just make sure , you are optimally alert or the show can pass you by.


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