A comedy series about three groups of friends coming to terms with retirement.
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Series cast summary:
 Joyce (13 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Alan (13 episodes, 2014-2016)
Russ Abbot ...
 John (13 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Maureen (13 episodes, 2014-2016)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Carol (13 episodes, 2014-2016)
James Smith ...
 Trevor (13 episodes, 2014-2016)


A comedy series about three groups of friends coming to terms with retirement.

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Not a Great Sitcom but worth watching the ensemble cast
3 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I sought this series out because of its cast. We are in the U.S., but we mostly watch British shows, so a lot of the ensemble actors here were familiar to us.

My wife and I found this to be an entertaining enough show. No, it is not in the same league as some of the great comedies in recent years, like Gavin and Stacey, but those sitcoms are the exception, not the rule. These characters did seem predictable at times and even two-dimensional, but there is a chemistry between them that I hope the writer and actors can build upon when a second season gets underway.

A couple other reviews give this 1 or 2 stars and all I can say is - let me send you a few other show titles that I consider to be rated that low and see if you can survive even one episode. Someone compared Boomers unfavorably to Last Tango in Halifax, which is perhaps unfair as that great show is a comedy drama, and the drama is written and acted superbly. This show is not aiming at drama or at cutting edge humor. It seems like an old fashioned sort of sitcom, the laid back sort many of us don't have the patience for anymore.

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