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Obsession of the Week: TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age”

Alright, it’s been more than a week since I’ve had anything decent to write about or recommend but this one is worth it. This show premiered last year right as I was turning 40 and I loved it. The comedic drama stars Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher in his Emmy-nominated role as, well, men of a certain age. The lyrics from t he show’s opening credits are from the Beach Boys “When I Grow Up to be A Man” ask Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid? Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn’t done what I did? Will I joke around and still dig those sounds when I grow up to be a man? Well, we’ve gotten older but have we really grown up? If you’re anywhere near approaching your late thirties or already beyond that, you’ll definitely identify with this show. It’s a perfect combination of both funny and real (in a good way). The writing is sharp and Romano’s turn as a more serious actor is decent. It was easily my favorite show last year during its first season. Its second season premieres on TNT on December 6, 2011. You can watch Season 1 episodes right now on TNT.com for free. If you’re a guy – you won’t be disappointed. It’s one of those undiscovered gems that you should be watching.