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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Think outside of the box.
1 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a very saturated market place there are few TV shows that can really stand out like this one has for me. It is so refreshing to see a show scripted like this one that isn't afraid to be just a bunch of average joe's with very average problems. The true beauty of this show lies much deeper than the simple characters we are first introduced too, i.e. 1. car salesman 2. out of work actor 3. party store owner. It's about the bold undertaking of how a bond of three friends who may no longer have much in common can still stand by each other. They clearly are not happy in both personal and professional life and it is here where I look most forward to watching these characters grow and take that first bold honest step forward into admitting such.

I understand a lot of the mixed and negative reviews with the show being sort of mundane about these '3 average joe's' that we otherwise shouldn't really care about, but I strongly feel this is what separates this show from the crowd.

Kudos to everyone involved in this show, I truly hope we can watch these characters continue to develop into what I think will be a great story.


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