I “screened” a TV show. Sure there was no red carpet or celebrities at my screening, but I made popcorn, got dressed up in my best stretchy pants and dimmed the lights. Same diff.
Good grief life is good.
So on with the show!
Let me ask you, what do Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher all have in common? Yes I know, they were in all of your favourite shows like, just yesterday, but today, they are Men of a Certain Age starring in this cleverly written new show airing on Monday nights on TNT.
As the premier episode unfolds we are introduced to three terrifyingly real men who have been friends since college. It’s clear that they have moved on past those good ol’ school days and are now knee deep in real life.
Ray as “Joe” is a currently separated, sort of sad guy who might possibly have a wee bit of a gambling problem as well as an impending identity crisis.
Scott as “Terry” is the single, granola crunching, yoga teaching, Playboy “wanna be an Actor” type.
Andre as “Owen” is the married man with health issues, food issues, and Daddy issues.
Oh how I love Owen.
All three of these leading men are at a crossroads in their lives. All appear to be coping with life yet seeking something… more?
TNT says this is “a story about your Husband, your brother, your best friend”. It’s about trying to find out when it is time to start searching for and standing up for your dreams.
Maybe these men, maybe all men, have a lot more going on in those pretty little heads then we give them credit for.
Men of a Certain Age gave me a couple of really good giggles (Hey, who doesn’t worry about what is really in ketchup, or what to do when a bug is only half squished??) and perhaps even a little bit of insight into the minds of real men.
I’ll be tuning in Mondays on TNT to see whats really going on with all these Men of a Certain Age.
Hugs from Hollywood!