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Parents' Guide to

Men of a Certain Age

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Men muddle through middle age in honest, mature dramedy.

TV TNT Drama 2009
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The men in MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE all seem very real, and the show's strength lies in situations that seem like they could happen to anyone. There's no outrageous drama here -- just regular people trying to get through life. Viewers looking for simple escapism won't find it, but they probably will find characters who will seen familiar to anyone who's ever wondered whether the grass really is greener at their neighbor's house. Joe and Owen may be slightly jealous of Terry's string of young girlfriends, for example, but it seems like Terry's starting to wonder whether he's missing out on family life.

The acting makes these average-Joe men come to life, especially Romano as the newly separated dad who misses his kids and can't seem to figure out whether he's actually single and whether the family he worked so hard to create is really and truly fractured for good. Braugher, too, excels as a man who has to deal with a tyrannical father and boss every day, reining in years of frustration. Just like the rest of us, they're looking for a way to get the life they want -- despite the hurdles that the real world throws in their way.

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