Release Date:January 15,2013
Although all the lead actors are established and expert television performers, one can't help but feel like they are going through the motions a little in this rather typical TV dramedy (isn't that the term they invented for thirtysomething). All have been better before (and will probably be better again - since the series has been cancelled) and one can't help but wonder if the lack of originality in the series storytelling has something to do with the overall lack of awe inspire by the series second season. Its not a terrible effort, I just expected better from the people involved.
TNT’s critically-acclaimed television series Men of a Certain Age, starring Emmy® winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street, TNT’s Salem’s Lot) and Golden Globe® winner Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap), will return to DVD on Jan. 15 with the release of Men of a Certain Age: The Complete Second Season. Men of a Certain Age, one of TNT’s most critically-lauded original series, is a wry drama that explores the unique bonds of friendship among three men experiencing the changes and challenges of mid-life. The three-disc DVD set will include all 12 episodes from the series’ second and final season. Bonus features will include audio commentary for each episode by Romano and series co-creator Mike Royce, as well as Jon Manfrelotti and several show writers; never-before-seen deleted scenes; interviews; a “Bitter/Sweet 50” featurette; gag reel; Scarpulla rap video; and behind-the-scenes footage.
Men of a Certain Age focuses on Joe (Romano), a friendly, 40-something, slightly neurotic, recently separated father of two who, in the second season, rekindles his dream of becoming a professional golfer. He has two best friends: Owen (Braugher), an overstressed husband and father who is a car salesman at his dad’s dealership; and Terry (Bakula), an offbeat, handsome, intelligent and still-struggling-to-make-it actor. The three men have been best friends since college but now, in their 40s, are navigating through the second act of their lives.