Monday, December 7, 2009

"Men Of A Certain Age" Certainly Worth Watching

Men Of A Certain Age may avoid all the pitfalls of this kind of drama by terrfic acting and writing. What a concept. Mary McNamara reviews in The Los Angeles Times.

"See, that's what happens when you watch too much television. You get cynical. Because "Men of a Certain Age" is none of those things; it is instead a miraculously good show about a stage of life that is too often either ignored or overplayed. Addressing middle age with humor and insight, Romano and co-creator Mike Royce refuse to be coy, juvenile, sentimental or self-satisfied, which makes their show as revolutionary for our time as "thirtysomething" was 20 years ago. (Its director, Scott Winant, is a veteran of that series.)"
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The classic mystery novel and today’s paparazzi coincide in this engaging, insider’s look at Hollywood in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards.

She is one of the very few reporters allowed to witness pre-telecast rehearsals and for years has covered Oscar night from the celebrity side of the red carpet and backstage during the show.

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