Retired at 35

Someone else noticed that in the promos and ads for Retired at 35, they heavily promote the actors playing two major supporting characters, but don’t mention the guy who is playing the central character. It makes sense, once you see it. In this series about a 35 year old guy who moves into a retirement community to be with his parents, the central character isn’t a character – he has no motivation of his own, he merely reacts to everything that goes on around him. The show does have some actors I like, including (beyond the promoted George Segal and Jessica Walter) George Wyner, whom I’ve kept an eye on since he appeared on All in the Family over 25 years ago, and a really pretty woman in the part that calls for a pretty woman.

At heart, this show is about how funny it is that middle-aged folks are embarrassed by older folks living real lives… and the answer is, apparently, not very funny.

Watched 2, stopped taping.

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Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 5:19 am  Leave a Comment  

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