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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 7, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Men of a Certain Age Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics What's this?

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 128 Ratings

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  • Summary: Three friends nearing the age of fifty come together to discuss their lives.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    100
    Men of a Certain Age is strung together by small moments of triumph that make life worth living--and this show worth watching.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    It's a midlife triumph, a series that takes a well-worn theme and makes it unpredictable, freshly funny, and sometimes moving.
  3. While at times it feels like a bleak HerskoZwick drama--"Fortysomething Going on Fiftysomething"--the stories are leavened with humor, and the chemistry between the leads, and their fine performances.
  4. Although Romano is the keystone of the group, it is very much an ensemble drama buoyed by writing that protects the characters from the perils of self-pity and self-indulgence with quick and gentle humor and plot points that capture the forces a middle-aged, middle-class man might actually battle.
  5. There's some spot-on and sharp humor throughout, but it never gets too light and breezy.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Men isn't a great series yet, but it has the assets to grow into one. And in the interim, watching it certainly isn't a Sisyphean task.
  7. Too much of Men, despite Romano's skill at observational humor, feels slow and uncomfortably downbeat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    10
    Thumbs up from Sweden cuz I just love this clever show with it's brilliant actors!
    I've just turned 25 now but Ray Romano has been making me
    laugh since ELR, which in my opinion is the best sitcom ever made. I hope this show continues from many seasons to come. Expand
  2. EdwardA
    Jan 5, 2010
    10
    The last 7 minutes of episode 5 sealed the deal for me. Currently my favourite new show of the season. Andre Braugher is exceptionally good in his role. Expand
  3. DonT
    Jan 11, 2010
    10
    Very thought provoking with well placed wit. This show truly hits home with real, working, middle class adults. Makes you think and provides good chuckles. Expand
  4. Asher
    Jan 4, 2010
    9
    It was pretty interesting. Well worth the time!
  5. VeronicaL.
    Jan 29, 2010
    9
    surprisingly great - loving it more each episode!
  6. CraigM
    Jan 13, 2010
    8
    These three veterans wear their characters well. I expected this from Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula but Ray Romano has been a surprise. This is not the sit-com Romano. Since I am one of them, I understand these characters well. Expand
  7. MaryP
    Dec 15, 2009
    0
    I love Ray Romano, but I hated this show. Not funny, not interesting, not convincing, and most annoyingly, way too strong on the use of icky language. I'm not a prude, but this was way over the top. Expand

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