Men of a Certain Age: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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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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.


Ray Romano
as Joe Tranelli
Andre Braugher
as Owen Thoreau Jr.
Scott Bakula
as Terry Elliot
Richard Gant
as Owen Thoreau Sr.
Lil' JJ
as Dashaun
Matt Price
as Lawrence
Patricia De Leon
as Fantasy Woman
Dennis Cockrum
as Albert's Coach
Kit Pongetti
as Kristina
Paul Darrigo
as Opposing Coach
Erica Shaffer
as Dick's Wife
Larry Udy
as Umpire
J.R. Nutt
as Justy
Alanna Ubach
as Michelle
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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.

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

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

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

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

December 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.

December 7, 2009 | Full Review…

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

December 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.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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