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Men of a Certain Age
- 4.425 million viewers
- 2.8/5 HH
- 1.3/4 A18-49
It's official, I'm not making anything at all out of Men Of a Certain Age's 19% post-premiere drop, considering that The Closer was down almost 12%. If that's not a series low for The Closer, I'm pretty sure its among the lowest episode since the early days of the show, and I'm pretty sure it's the lowest since we started this blog over 2 years ago.
Men again edged The Closer out in adults 18-49, just like last week.
Full episodes will be posted every Fridayat the website. At this moment, MOCA is airing TBS on the east coast. So if you live on the west coast, and don't get TNT, try midnight on TBS
Let me tell you how much I like TNT's new drama series, "Men of a Certain Age." The cable channel sent me five hours worth of screeners, and I watched all five back-to-back Saturday -- and would have watched another five hours of the series if they had sent them.
Outside of Tony Soprano, middle-aged, existential male angst has rarely been explored with any intelligence or sensitivity on TV. But it is here.
Then, there is the acting. Five minutes into the pilot, I believed totally in this world, these characters and their lives.
Bakula is the character that is going to get critics calling this series "Sex and the City" for baby boomer men. But that's not really an apt description -- too simplistic and glib. Bakula's Terry just seems to enjoy women -- and to talk unselfconsciously about the physical ways he enjoys them. In the fifth episode, when he starts to show more depth and soul, Bakula makes you believe in that part of Terry's character, too.
I wasn't going to do this, but I am getting so wound up remembering how much I enjoyed watching the show
...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...
What makes this show so great is how realistically written it is. Instead of soap opera drama or insane plot twists, it takes situations that many people can relate to. There aren’t many people who can relate to a doctor who has an unhealthy, on again then off again relationship with a man who has an evil twin, but they can understand a man who despises his job, but knows he must keep it to care for his family
I was sad during our last week because I knew we wouldn’t be together when it first aired... We did a lot of improv, which was fun. The show gives an insight into Ray... he’s quick but he has this vulnerability. I think his fans will be delighted because that vulnerability will be very appealing particularly to women. What’s most unusual about the show is that men are talking about their feelings with other men. I think there’s something very open and honest about that.
"They didn't prep me and say: this guy is bipolar," he says. "Literally, when I read the script first, every 10 pages I would stop and flip back 10 pages earlier and say: 'Well, that's weird - that doesn't match up. He said his parents died when he was three and now, on this page, he said they died when he was seven.' I'd be thinking: 'These are mistakes in the script' but, at the same time, be thinking: 'No, these guys are way too smart to be sending out scripts with mistakes like this'.