Men of a Certain Age: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)



Critic Consensus: Witty, insightful, and poignant, Men of a Certain Age is a second-act triumph for stars Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher, and Ray Romano.


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Air date: Dec 7, 2009
Air date: Dec 14, 2009
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Air date: Dec 28, 2009
Air date: Jan 4, 2010
Air date: Jan 11, 2010
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Air date: Feb 1, 2010
Air date: Feb 15, 2010
Air date: Feb 22, 2010

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Three longtime male friends experience midlife transitions and challenges in this comedy-drama. Season 1 introduces the threesome, who have been best buds since college and are now in their late forties. They include Joe Tranelli (Ray Romano), a kindly but somewhat maladjusted party-store owner; Terry Elliot (Scott Bakula), an easygoing part-time actor whose glory days seem to be behind him; and Owen Thoreau Jr. (Andre Braugher), a pressured family man who works at his oppressive father's car dealership.

Critic Reviews for Men of a Certain Age Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (16)

Men of a Certain Age shows terrific promise on a network whose two other male-dominated series -- Leverage and Dark Blue -- are mostly about springing into action and random wisecracking.

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Men don't talk about that stuff. We just don't.

Dec 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Men of a Certain Age' does settle into a groove, and it's a good one.

Dec 7, 2009 | Full Review…

I'm sure it's tempting to look at the cast of Men of a Certain Age and say Romano has no business acting in a drama opposite Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula. But Romano will sneak up on you, and the show might, too.

Dec 7, 2009 | Full Review…

Reasonably good pilot, but stick around for the subsequent episodes. This show gets better and better.

Dec 7, 2009 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Though it poses problems far more relevant and relatable than all those high-concept shows, it's clear the men behind it don't have the first clue about how to fix them.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fun to see these actors step into new but easy-to-accept roles.

Dec 7, 2009 | Full Review…

As one might expect from Romano, a fast moving mix of physical comedy and wry dialogue articulate this friendship, revealing its complexity and its depth.

Dec 7, 2009 | Full Review…

Contrary to the laws of television vanity projects, Romano instead delivers a fairly nuanced character study of three friends in their 40s.

Dec 7, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If I weren't above such things, I'd pun that the plots spread out like a middle-aged gut.

Dec 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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