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Men of a Certain Age 

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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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2011   2010   2009  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Joe Tranelli 22 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Terry Elliott 22 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Owen Thoreau Jr. 22 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Melissa 20 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Lawrence 20 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Owen Thoreau Sr. 18 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Albert 17 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Marcus 16 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Carlos 15 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Jamie Thoreau 14 episodes, 2009-2011
...  DaShaun 13 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Manfro 13 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Lucy 13 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Maria 12 episodes, 2009-2011
Isaiah Montgomery ...  Michael Thoreau 11 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Bruce 10 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Erin Riley 9 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Sonia Tranelli 9 episodes, 2009-2011
...  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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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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Heading into the Classic Vault
15 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Not since the 70's classics, such as All in the Family, The Waltons, Barney Miller, and M*A*S*H, has there been a ensemble cast with such a depth of characters and circumstantial and contextual realism as Men of a Certain age. This series strikes me as a straight drama with various flavors of comedy, from raucous to bittersweet, sprinkled in. As a 47-year-old male I can relate to it completely, but not that relating matters, since I enjoyed M*A*S*H and All in the Family equally when I was in my teens.

When truth is poignantly portrayed through writing, acting, and production you can't miss it. It's the magic coming together of the whole and celestial alignment that happens when courage and genius are found on both sides of the lens. This show shines and is the first I would be willing to watch in SD on my HDTV since the aforementioned series of the 70's. Nothing is overdone: no melodrama, no ego trips, no pretense, no glamor, nothing special - just wonderful, richly textured exposures of characters made compelling by the final link in the chain - the actors.

As a fan, I sincerely hope they stick to the formula and don't pull a Mork and Mindy - a highly successful piece of fluff, until Mork's character was "expanded" out of its established zone.

It's an easy, deserving, lone 10 in an ocean of "reality T.V." and other vomitous, puerile, formulaic, Hollywood, corporate morass.


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