Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Men of a Certain Age

Let me get this out of the way right at the start. I don't think I am TNT's target audience with Men of a Certain Age. Sure, I'm in the coveted 18-49 ad group, but I'm pretty sure that's not what the network was going for with this show.

Here's a sum-up: three middle-aged men, Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher, deal with the trials and tribulations of manhood. Coping with divorce, obesity, overbearing fathers, and soul-sucking jobs, these guys are winding through adulthood.

Look the show is very well-written and full of great actors. But it is SO not my thing. I find these guy's stories depressing in the extreme and I have to admit I only lasted 30 minutes. While all the reviews I've read have been glowing, I just could not get through it. But then again, all those reviews were written by middle-aged men. So there go.

Like I said, the show has all the pieces of a great one, but it's just not my thing. I wish you better luck than I had with it!

They're men. Of a certain age. But not in tights. You dig?

4 comments:

Pamuk's Dad said...

It looks like it might be my thing. What does that say about me?

Maggie Cats said...

You're a man who is aware of his own mortality and is thinking ahead to a time when he will be at the cusp of oldness?

Or that you enjoy shows that are well-acted, well-written, but somewhat depressing.

Monkey Sri said...

I like Quantum's shirt in this pic. Does he play the gay best friend?

Maggie Cats said...

None of the three are gay. There might be other gay characters in the show, but none surfaced in the first 30 minutes. And I wouldn't hold me breath.