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


Season 1
Men of a Certain Age

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 26

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Dec 7, 2009
Air date: Dec 14, 2009
Air date: Dec 21, 2009
Air date: Dec 28, 2009
Air date: Jan 4, 2010
Air date: Jan 11, 2010
Air date: Jan 25, 2010
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 (26) | Top Critics (20)

You'll have to decide for yourself if Men of a Certain Age is fun, but it's certainly better than the many shows these days that make a job interview seem like a fine old time.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]he writing for Joe and Owen only seems to get better, no doubt in part because the characters have been given connections that go well beyond one another.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

With expert writing and implementation, the show deserves to be a hit.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The acting makes these average-Joe men come to life.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…

[A] miraculously good show about a stage of life that is too often either ignored or overplayed.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Men of a Certain Age: Season 1

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