We were trying our best to forget this show was coming, but while we were watching the delayed Amazing Race, we were inundated with commercials for it, hyping it as "MenDay" and showing clips of it and Barney on How I Met Your Mother. So I guess they are ignoring that the other two sitcoms that follow it have female-centric titles and that there's a woman in a leading role on Hostages? Why didn't they just pair this show with Two and a Half Men so we could have obnoxious guys saying horrible things for a solid hour? Or call it "Men Hour" or something? Instead, the promos just added to the list of things that annoy us about this new sitcom, even though it isn't directly the show's fault.
We Are Men is about a magical sunny land where guys get divorced and move into an apartment complex that has a pool, particularly nice lounge chairs, a barbeque and alcohol aplenty. Carter (Christopher Nicholas Smith) moves into this oasis after he's ditched at the altar, and he's quickly welcomed by three other fellas who are now enjoying the single life after getting out of terrible relationships.
Frank (Tony Shalhoub) is quite the ladies' man and seems to be able to attract the attention of significantly younger women without much trouble, Stuart (Jerry O'Connell) is trying to lay low so his ex doesn't take all of his money and Gil (Kal Penn) is a moron who can't even figure out how to have an affair properly. These guys, who clearly don't have a lot of luck in staying in actual relationships, decide to advise Carter on how to handle his single status and his possible reunion with his runaway bride.
For a minute, we almost thought that this would surprise us like Happy Endings did. Both pilots had someone left at the altar and weird single friends, but this is nowhere near as clever or original as that show, which probably means that instead of a short run with a niche audience, We Are Men will last for a decade and have huge ratings. We're sure that legions of people will tune into anything starring Tony Shalhoub, but frankly, there have to be Monk reruns on somewhere that would be a better use of their time and energy.
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