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Old 12-20-10, 03:24 PM
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Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

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By djariya at 2011-06-01

Tonight's episode:

"Cold Calls" 12/20/10

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Joe dates two women at the same time and is at odds on how to handle the situation. Meanwhile, Terry and a fellow salesman compete to sell the most cars by day's end; and Owen tries to stop his father from discrediting his authority at the dealership.



So this show isn't really popular here, so I decided to at least create a Season thread.

BTW, I just caught the Season Premiere a few days ago and really enjoyed it. But, I can see this show really having a small niche fan base since it's more of a character drama.

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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

The second season is off to a great start. Owen is starting to adjust to his new role at the car dealership -- some good scenes last week with him and the shop guy.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

last weeks put me to sleep, literally. I didnt care to watch it. I dont like Andre's wife stories. I just dont care about his family. Or Rays really
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

First season was really good. Then the premiere for this season came on and geez...terrible. There was nothing good about the premiere. Luckily this week made up for the first week. I thought we were set to give up this show. Wonder if they lost some original writers?
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

I've enjoyed the first two eps, but I agree that they're already spending way too much time with families. Joe's son and Owen's dad and wife are the weak links in the series IMO. And after two eps, it seems like we've gotten far less of Norm's and the hiking trail (the show's highlights) than we did last season.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Bump

New episode tonight:

"The Bad Guy"

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As he sets out to finalize his divorce, Joe discovers curious information about his teen daughter. Elsewhere, Owen receives unforeseen news from his father; and Terry's past TV commercial comes back to impact his life. Penelope Ann Miller guest stars.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

I really like this show, but something about Brauer saying daddy is just wrong and irritating.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Originally Posted by Cusm View Post
I really like this show, but something about Brauer saying daddy is just wrong and irritating.
I hate that too.

And add Joe's daughter to the list of characters whom I hope to never see on this show again (Owen's wife and father are the other two). Talk about irritating.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

I haven't been enjoying this season as much as last. Don't really know why. Not having the bookie character around doesn't help.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

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I haven't been enjoying this season as much as last. Don't really know why. Not having the bookie character around doesn't help.
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Looks like the bookie is returning with next week's episode. Thought I heard his voice in the preview.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

This season has promise still... Every scene in the party store is gold. Terry being Terry is always fun as well, though I'm not sure I like his being mature as much. I'm waiting on a good pay-off to the Joe booty-call gal, so far it is an odd fit because he is much more interesting as the underdog loser, but I'm confident he'll screw it up soon enough.

I don't mind Joe's kids as much as some of you do and I like them pushing his buttons. He does much better in a state of panic then when he's coasting with nothing to do in an episode.

B+ average is my grade so far.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Cant believe next week is the season finale. This was easily the best ep of the 2nd season. Carlos in the party store is always gold. Sucks that Owen had to put the Kibosh on the body shop but it looks like he has some ideas about that unused property.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Only a 6 episode season or are they breaking it up?
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

This was just the first half, but the second half won't air til summer.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Seriously - season finale? WTF?
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT



Okay, I get splitting a 16-20 episode cable season into 2 parts, but a 10 episode season! That's a 1st.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Anyone know what TNT's reason is to break up the season?

At least we're getting five more episodes (or is it four more)? When I saw that next Monday was the season finale, I couldn't believe it.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...on-71013/9021/

Here's the official story on the split season. Season 2 is apparently 12 episodes now. 6 airing now and the back 6 will probably air this summer.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Well thats good news at least.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

I do recall reading that, while the network sees that the ratings have not necessarily been "spectacular," they also understand that a show such as this does not require a particularly high level of viewership to thrive.

As such, it sounds as though a third season has a very high likelihood of being brought into the fold at TNT.

(As stated, I do not remember where I read the news: The Futon Critic. TV Line. Deadline Hollywood. The Live Feed. Take your pick.)
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

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I do recall reading that, while the network sees that the ratings have not necessarily been "spectacular," they also understand that a show such as this does not require a particularly high level of viewership to thrive.

As such, it sounds as though a third season has a very high likelihood of being brought into the fold at TNT.

(As stated, I do not remember where I read the news: The Futon Critic. TV Line. Deadline Hollywood. The Live Feed. Take your pick.)
If that's true, that's great news because I can never imagine a show like this being a huge hit with tons of viewers.

Just caught up on the last two episodes (not last night's episode though) and while I didn't think the start of the season was bad, these ones were definitely better.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Was there a new episode last night? My DVR didn't pick anything up.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Yes. The title of the episode is "Let The Sun Shine In" and it was billed as the "season finale" even though there are 6 episodes that will be airing in the summer.
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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Alan Sepinwall recently interviewed co-creator Mike Royce -- good read (the talk of the split-season was addressed).

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-al...ith-mike-royce
What's Alan Watching
Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
'Men of a Certain Age' - 'Let the Sunshine In': Mid-season post-mortem with Mike Royce
By Alan Sepinwall - On the brief, truncated season, Ray Romano's mind bets, Andre Braugher's weight and more

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 11:00 PM

'Men of a Certain Age' - 'Let the Sunshine In': Mid-season post-mortem with Mike Royce

Joe (Ray Romano) takes the guys golfing on the "Men of a Certain Age" mid-season finale.
Credit: TNT

"Men of a Certain Age" wrapped up the first half of its season tonight, and the end came so quickly that a lot of us (myself included) were a little shocked to realize we'd only be getting 6 of the season's 12 episodes now, with the rest coming in the summer.

So when I got a chance to talk to the show's co-creator Mike Royce during an afternoon at press tour, I asked him about the odd scheduling, and he said he and Ray Romano take the full blame for it. In lieu of a review of the mid-season finale - which I thought had some funny moments at the hotel (particularly Owen's heater) and then some fine acting from all three leads in the final scene - I'm going to run the full transcript of my conversation with Royce, which covered the scheduling, TNT's feelings about the show, the stories told so far this year, and even a few hints about the back half of the season. Some very mild spoilers, but "Men" is a show that's kind of spoiler-proof, no?

The first and most obvious thing is people are freaking out about the 6 episode thing, so please walk us through that.

Well, the thing is this was always the plan. We had a number of no- great choices. Mostly based on our unwillingness to do more than 12 episodes. Ray actually had to have his arm twisted just to do 12. He wanted to do 10. He wanted to do it basically just like last year. He would have preferred - and actually I would have preferred in a perfect world - to just run 10. You know, who cares when it’s on? The problem was last year we ran 6 episodes, and TNT has all these deals with the NBA, so when January rolls around their Monday nights start getting taken up, plus there’s no lead in - not that we’re the most compatible show with "The Closer" - but nonetheless, we’d be even more out there (alone). So what happened last year was we ran 6, then took a week off. Everybody thought we were canceled or something. And the ratings had been going up from the premiere, and then they were in the toilet for the 7th and 8th episodes. And there was another week we had to take off, then 9 and 10 we kind of came up a tiny bit because of the season finale, but the rating just went off a cliff. So TNT wanted to put us on in the summer (of 2010), and there was no way that we could turn things around that quickly.

So this was what they proposed: "Why don’t you do 4 and 8, or 6 and 6?" And the problem with doing less than 6 is you’re not eligible for things - Emmy-wise and things like that. Otherwise we could have maybe done a mini-season - and then that would have pissed somebody off too. It all pisses everybody off, but the bottom line is that this is the only way we can get on into the summer because the summer is where the ratings are. And for us, it’s the best plan even though it sounds like right now it’s pissing people off.

But the alternative, and TNT did indeed leave it up to us, would have been to say, “No, TNT. We know better. We’re going to run the 10 again just like before." And then we might have our ratings suck and then have them go, "Well, see, we told you so and sorry.” You know, that’s the end of everything. So right now, I wouldn’t say they’re happy with the numbers, but we’re not dead or anything like that. We've been reassured so many times because Ray and I obsess about it.

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Re: Men of a Certain Age -- The 2nd Season Thread -- Mondays on TNT

Just finished the "finale" and I really liked it, especially the brawl scene.

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