TNT's latest original offering premiered tonight and the effect was pretty dismal. It is unclear what the show is trying to accomplish. Are they trying to be a male Desperate Housewives? Are they trying to be the anti-Desperate Housewives show, in the way that they show the negatives of aging?
I actually got a bit of a Mad Men vibe, with the slow, artistic-like feel to the show. The writers clearly tried to hit home that these men are not super heroes, unlike most shows, which I thought was unique, but ultimately, how long will people tune in to watch 50 year old men groan and moan about back pain?
I might give this show another shot but Ray Romano should just do another sitcom. This isn't the right show for him.