Update: I just learned that TNT will not be renewing this series. What a waste!
I love men, but midlife men especially. I love men when they're being authentic. That's why I chose to write about the men portrayed in "Men of a Certain Age" who fit that description. I'm so glad this show made it to a third season. (I wrote about their launch episode in 2009).
Despite divorce, relationship break ups, family stress from parents and in-laws, these guys have found their groove this season. Even though the original story line focused on "men in midlife crisis," they've matured this season with a growing awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as fathers, husbands and men. And they're okay with that. I like that they've left their ego on the doorstep. I wish more men acted this way, which is funny: I wish real live men acted more like the actors who portray "authentic" men on TV.
So if you want to catch actors being real men, I recommend Men of a Certain Age. I don't know if the network was listening when I wrote that airing the show on a Monday night might be a tough sell given that they would be competing with Monday Night Football.
The show now airs on Wednesday night. Perhaps bloggers do make a difference.
For more, here's an interview with Ray Romano, the show's star, creator and primary writer.