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    OT: Men of a Certain Age

    Anyone watching Ray Romano's new series on TNT, Men of a Certain Age? I started watching last year which was the first season. Second season just began and for me it is a must see. The language is spicier than needed IMO, but the series is well written and acted. Anyone "middle-aged" will relate. Buy yourself a Christmas present and get the first season on DVD.
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    It seems that shock value carries a lot of weight now for TV. Now my language normally makes a sailor take notice but there are times for toning it down a bit. Just seems that lack of writing talent is offset by *&^%#@!((&^)(*^%^ . Not working for me.
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    I haven't seen the new season but watched all of the first season. But the only shock value to the dialogue is that it's on TV. Some people swear more than others in real life... this dialogue is pretty tame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    It seems that shock value carries a lot of weight now for TV. Now my language normally makes a sailor take notice but there are times for toning it down a bit. Just seems that lack of writing talent is offset by *&^%#@!((&^)(*^%^ . Not working for me.
    Reminds me of the fuss over "Deadwood", which is basically "Gunsmoke" spiced up with profanity.

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    They need to get bikes.

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    I don't have Cable TV, but I have Netflix and plenty of bandwidth. I'll check it out if it becomes available via streaming.
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    I must give the show another shot I suppose. I thought it was promising but the situations have of late seemed overly pathetic and, well, kind of embarrassing. And I must tell you c&&&&suc%!#ers I really liked Deadwood.

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    I feel a lot of empathy for the characters - job frustration (Andre Braugher's character), difficulty controlling oneself (Ray Romano), the myriad challenges of talent, wit and studliness while trying to retain one's essential nature as a '90's male (would this were my problem!!!!).

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    None of the promos have pulled me in. In fact they seem to push me away; it seems very constructed- a number of old friends (from high school or something?), one having job issues, one having marriage issues, the single guy on the make, etc. Maybe that's not the way the show really is (having never watched it), but that's what I pick up from the ads, and none of them compel me to watch the show.

    Then again, most entertainment strikes me the same way these days; too many of the setups are just too fabricated to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    They need to get laid.
    Fixed.

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    Men of a certain age seem to be about twenty years younger than I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Fixed.
    Actually most of the shows are about the fact they're getting ... well, you know.

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