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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: Joe (Ray Romano) works at overcoming his gambling addiction. Meanwhile, Owen (Andre Braugher) has hired Terry (Scott Bakula) at his father's auto dealership.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Dec 7, 2010
    The reason the show feels so real at every turn is that it is a perfect balance of dramatic realism and gentle humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 7, 2010
    Funny, smart, entertaining, excellent acting and writing. What's not to like?
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Dec 7, 2010
    This dark-tinged show is frequently very funny, never more so than when the pals gather for a diner meal, to whine and tease one another. The dialogue has a cutting crispness; the hour zips along, no matter how logy its antiheroes may become.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 7, 2010
    The show still occasionally talks about this stuff more than real-life guys probably would. But mostly it lets the action speak for itself. Men of a Certain Age is aging well.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 7, 2010
    Like its vague title, Men possesses a certain charm that's not always easy to characterize, but is, thankfully, easy to watch. And based on season two, the show, at least, is aging quite gracefully.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Dec 7, 2010
    They're not making evolutionary leaps but these men do show enough signs of progress that viewers who appreciated their struggles and triumphs in the first season will have renewed reason to cheer them on in season two.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Dec 7, 2010
    There are small, recognizable crisis and equally life-sized solutions, all laced with dialogue that is funny enough to be entertaining without feeling forced.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    Thumbs up from Sweden!
    Even though i'm a woman who just turned 25 i can still appreciate this clever show and it's brilliant cast. Ray Romano
    has been making me laugh since the beginning of ELR, which in my opinion is the best sitcom ever made. I wish this show a lot of success for many years to come. Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2011
    A wonderful show! As real to life as anything on air at this point. It is refreshing to see a show catch the roller coaster of emotions and feelings one undertakes during middle age. This show is a definite must see. Kudos to the writers, production company and viewers that all enjoy this as much as I do. Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2010
    Writing about the real world ... for television. MOACA is so good that I'm reminded of my cousins complaint of Jurassic Park --- that there weren't special effects -- they obviously used real dinosaurs.

    So my observation is ... I forget -- completely ... about previous roles - Ray, Scott, Andre ... I mean -- they're ACTING? No, no. They have really been best friends all this time, we just dropped in on them, right?
  4. Feb 7, 2011
    I love this show. It is not your typical series, and not just another "me to" show. It is original and doesnâ
  5. Jun 5, 2011
    It is great to see a show where the characters and their situations are believable. These guys are just living normal lives (none of them have a multiple personality disorder and they don't need to smuggle drugs through a tunnel from Mexico to support their families) and facing normal everyday challenges - but the show is never dull. You really care about what happens to them - just as they care about what happens to each other. It is as if the viewer is the 4th person sitting at the cafe table where they meet every day. Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2011
    It is an excellent show and I was shocked when I read that TNT cancelled it. It's a witty, bitter-sweet comedy with an amazing cast. The camraderie between the three main characters is really believable. Scripting is first-class too. Overall, it's an intelligent show for an intelligent audience - it's not laugh-out-loud-sitcom funny, but it's funny AND touching at the same time. You really care about Joe, Owen and Terry and that's the highest praise. Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2011
    Ray Ramono is the worst human being the world.

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