The BEST Episodes of Men of a Certain Age

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Network: TNT (US)

There are highs and lows to every age, but three best friends know what it's like to be Men of a Certain Age. Ray Romano stars in an honest, emotional and funny drama about what it is like to be a middle aged man in the modern era.

Hold Your Finish

#1 - Hold Your Finish

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 6, 2011

Joe’s big day – the senior tour pre-qualifier – has finally arrived. Terry realizes a new dream and passion. And Owen discusses the future of the auto dealership with his father.

star 8.28
352 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Bridget Bedard, Mark Stegemann
Back in the Shit

#2 - Back in the Shit

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 22, 2010

Feeling guilty about his rapid downward spiral, which includes treating his son poorly and having to cut back on staff at his store, Joe decides to stop gambling. Owen finds a new sense of purpose when he goes to work for a rival auto dealership following his father’s decision to turn management over to Marcus. And Terry’s life spins out of control when his gig on a movie results in disasters at the apartment complex.

star 8.26
316 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Mike Royce, Ray Romano
A League of their Owen

#3 - A League of their Owen

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 15, 2011

Owen takes the reins of the dealership's softball team right before a game against their rival. Meanwhile, Terry begins having relationship issues and Joe's father visits.

star 8.10
296 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Itamar Moses, Tucker Cawley
The Great Escape

#4 - The Great Escape

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 1, 2011

Joe decides to spend time with his former bookie; Terry and Erin take a new step in their relationship; Owen receives an offer from a rival dealership.

star 8.10
233 votes
Writers: Lew Schneider
Can't Let that Slide

#5 - Can't Let that Slide

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 22, 2011

Joe's relationship with Manfro becomes increasingly complicated, while Owen installs surveillance cameras in the dealership to monitor the workers, and Terry has a horrible date.

star 8.09
320 votes
Directors: Mike Royce
Writers: Lew Schneider, Sian Heder
If I Could, I Surely Wood

#6 - If I Could, I Surely Wood

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 6, 2010

Although determined to get himself back in shape on the golf course, Joe finds that getting up early to practice is having wear on his body. Unfortunately, Joe also finds out that his new house is in the same neighborhood as his former bookie. Owen takes over as manager of his father's auto dealership, but is starting to doubt his decision to hire Terry, as it doesn't seem like he's able to handle a nine-to-five job.

star 7.91
289 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mike Royce, Ray Romano
You Gonna do that  the Rest of Your Life?

#7 - You Gonna do that the Rest of Your Life?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 1, 2010

Joe’s bookie finds out Joe used to be a professional golfer and decides to use him to hustle a couple of guys. Owen’s family becomes concerned over his increasing weight. And Terry gets a new apartment, but the apartment manager job that comes with it is a bit much to handle.

star 7.88
230 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Lew Schneider
Same as the Old Boss

#8 - Same as the Old Boss

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 13, 2010

Joe attempts to create a strict practice schedule, but it doesn't work out the way he hopes. Meanwhile, Owen tries to establish authority at the car dealership, but being manager is starting to have a strain on his life, especially his marriage, and Terry gets made fun of at work when his coworkers find an old commercial of his on the internet.

star 7.79
290 votes
Writers: Mark Stegemann
Let the Sunshine In

#9 - Let the Sunshine In

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 10, 2011

When Terry announces he's going to get a colonoscopy for his 50th birthday, the guys all decide to get one, making a weekend out of it in Palm Springs. While there, Joe deals with his "mind" bets, Terry can't stop thinking about Erin and Owen opens up about his dad and the dealership.

star 7.79
290 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Tucker Cawley

#10 - Powerless

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 4, 2010

The construction at Owen’s house is shut down by the city when it is discovered that the contractor, who has now disappeared, never filed the proper permits. To make matters worse, the electricity is out, forcing Owen and his family to temporarily stay with his parents. Meanwhile, Joe worries that his daughter’s ex-boyfriend might be stalking her.

star 7.79
259 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Mark Stegemann
The Pickup

#11 - The Pickup

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 8, 2011

Joe does a favor for his former bookie. Terry struggles to deal with the latest development in his love life. And Owen tries to keep things on the lot from getting out of control.

star 7.77
233 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Writers: Ken Blankstein
How to Be an All-Star

#12 - How to Be an All-Star

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 15, 2010

Desperate to buy a house after his son develops anxiety issues related to their family situation, Joe decides to bet $25,000 on a basketball game. Terry is forced to face the dire condition of his acting career when he agrees to take a bit part on a B movie. And Owen’s father decides it’s time to cut back on his work load and let Marcus take over more of the day-to-day management of the dealership.

star 7.75
261 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Writers: Bridget Bedard
Whatever Gets You Through the Night

#13 - Whatever Gets You Through the Night

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 29, 2011

While Joe tries to get his life back on track, Owen and Terry make a commercial for the dealership.

star 7.70
296 votes
Directors: Geoff Haley
Writers: Bridget Bedard, Mike Royce
The New Guy

#14 - The New Guy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 28, 2009

Owen and Melissa join Joe’s ex-wife, Sonia, and her new boyfriend, Harold, for a charity function at their children’s school. Terry does his annual duty as auctioneer for the event and meets an old flame, while Joe winds up hanging out with his bookie, Manfro.

star 7.68
290 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Bridget Bedard
Go with the Flow

#15 - Go with the Flow

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2010

Joe recounts the tale of the first date he’s gone on in 20 years. The misadventures include a black eye, a potentially embarrassing encounter with one of his employees, an unfortunate piece of advice from Terry, an anxious Little Leaguer and a poorly placed lamp.

star 7.67
317 votes
Writers: Jack Orman
Cold Calls

#16 - Cold Calls

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 20, 2010

Joe inadvertently ends up dating two women at the same time. Owen forces his father to stop undermining this authority at the dealership, while Terry makes a wager with Marcus over who can sell the most cars in one day.

star 7.60
289 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Itamar Moses
The Bad Guy

#17 - The Bad Guy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 27, 2010

Joe finalizes his divorce, and discovers a few secrets about his daughter. Meanwhile, Owen goes to a car convention with his father, who has some unexpected news, and Terry is approached about an old television commercial.

star 7.59
231 votes
Writers: Sian Heder
Mind's Eye

#18 - Mind's Eye

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 21, 2009

Joe tries to connect better with his son, Albert, by teaching him golf. But when the school golf team is ready to compete in a tournament, Albert is reluctant to get on the bus. Owen is determined to get his sales figures up while at the same time not feeling bad about himself for ripping customers off. And Terry gets into his character a little too much when a coworker asks him and an actress to pretend to be an interested homebuyer at an open house.

star 7.58
294 votes
Directors: Phil Traill
Writers: Rick Muirragui
And then the Bill Comes

#19 - And then the Bill Comes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 3, 2011

Joe feels conflicted after finding out some news about his former bookie, Manfro (guest star Jon Manfrellotti). Terry begins to embrace the benefits of having a 9-to-5 job. Owen takes a huge step towards resolving the tension between sales and service.

star 7.49
290 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Bridget Bedard
Let it Go

#20 - Let it Go

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 14, 2009

Joe has been living in a hotel since separating from his wife, Sonia, but he’s starting to think about finding an apartment. Owen, who is one of the auto dealership’s weakest salesmen, winds up with an embarrassing dealer car, one his wife simply will not accept. And Terry goes overboard trying to track down a man who nearly ran him over.

star 7.48
321 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Mike Royce, Ray Romano

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 7, 2009

In the pilot episode, we are introduced to Joe, Owen and Terry, who have been friends for years. Joe, who once had a dream of becoming a professional golfer, is now a party-store owner who is dealing with his recent separation from his wife. Owen works for his father as an auto-salesman in order to make ends meet and Terry is a part-time actor who is trying to recapture his past glory. The three of them support each other through their mid-life challenges during daily lunch meetings at a local diner and hikes in the hills of Los Angeles.

star 7.45
496 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Mike Royce, Ray Romano
Father's Fraternity

#22 - Father's Fraternity

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 25, 2010

Joe goes to see his retired father, who gives new meaning to the word grumpy. Owen’s wife and mother get upset when a commercial for the auto dealership implies that Owen’s co-worker, Marcus, is actually Owen Sr.’s son. And Terry becomes obsessed over finding out why he has been rejected for a youth mentoring program.

star 7.18
344 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Warren Hutcherson