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

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Welcome to the prime of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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 Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.53 (2009) See more »

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When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
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Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Brilliant
1 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These are flawed, likable men. It is refreshing to watch three-dimensional characters on television without having to resort to "reality" shows. Drama is not a bad word - no really it isn't. There is drama in every life, and placed into perspective it can be compelling entertainment. Well scripted drama, as opposed to the emotional breakdown of a spoiled 25 year-old heiress, makes watching television a good use of time. The comedic aspect of the show is the touch that makes this show so rich. If you're expecting to see Ray Romano rehashing Everybody Loves Raymond, you'll be surprised. Braugher and Bakula turn in creditable performances as well with outstanding support from Lisa Gay Hamilton, Richard Gant, and Jon Manfrellotti. If there were anything negative, I'd say that they are overusing the cable advantage (the ability to swear) just a little. There are times when it seems that the word "shit" is in the script just because it can be. In a show about middle-aged, middle-class men, a little profanity is authentic. But, the term "mother-shit" is not authentic by any means. Men of a Certain Age validates the humanity of men nearing 50. It paints them as real people who have passions, fears, faults, desires, and a sense of humor to cope with it all.


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