Does CBS’ We Are Men Man Up?

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Four bona fide bachelors living the single life in a short-term apartment complex: Sounds like a reality show, but it’s actually the premise of CBS’ We Are Men, which debuted Monday at 8:30/7:30c.

The comedy series stars Christopher Nicholas Smith (Mayne Street) as Carter Thomas, an average Joe who moves into the complex after his fianceé leaves him at the altar. There, he meets three experienced lotharios who’ve gone through their fair share of bad romance: Frank (Monk’s Tony Shalhoub), a four-time ex-husband who now has an affinity for younger women; Gil (House’s Kal Penn), a separated small-business owner who futilely hopes to reconnect with his wife after she caught him having the “World’s Worst Affair”; and Stuart (Crossing Jordan’s Jerry O’Connell), an OB/GYN with anger-management issues who’s in the throes of his second divorce.

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Together, the wannabe Casanovas show Carter the single-guy life he’s been missing, complete with late-night fast-food runs, an impromptu Catholic school trespassing session and, of course, countless available women.

The Don Juan lifestyle isn’t exactly the right fit for Carter at first. A few short weeks in, he wins back his ex-fiancée, and their wedding is rescheduled as if nothing ever happened – he even rents the same tux a second time. But in true “band of brothers” fashion, Carter’s newfound friends interrupt the ceremony and convince him of the many ways married life is a total drag. And this time, Carter knows they’re right – after all, weekly trips to the farmer’s market with his betrothed aren’t exactly the height of masculinity.

As Carter gleefully runs out of the church flanked by his three wingmen, the heart of We Are Men becomes clear: The comedy, while heavy on the debauchery, has an uplifting knack for revealing the importance of friendship.

That’s what we think, but what’s your take? Grade We Are Men via the poll below, then hit the comments to back up your choice!

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Comments (26)

  • EPIC FAIL. The title says it all but I hate to be the bearer of bad news so I’m going to give my grade of We Are Men an F. :-(

    Comment by Flacco Kaepernick – September 30, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was better than Rules of Engagement, and look how long that was on the air.

      Comment by Bob – October 1, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually liked it. I love Tony Shaloub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn.

    Comment by MJ – September 30, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its actually much better than alot of comedies on the air. The cast is amazing!

    Comment by Timothy – September 30, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a lot. Two words, there is no word of “alot”.

      You can blame my 9th grade English teacher for this, or the fact your spell check didn’t work.

      Comment by David4 – September 30, 2013 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disaster. Enough said

    Comment by greysfan – September 30, 2013 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not bad. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’s a fun a lighthearted comedy. I’ll give it a few more weeks.

    Comment by TVfan – September 30, 2013 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The cast makes up for the bland premise. It’s Adrian Monk for Christ’s sake!

    Comment by Zach – September 30, 2013 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did somebody say that “Dads” is the worst comedy? No, you were wrong. This is it! Bravo CBS, you cant do much worse than this.

    Comment by Vlada – September 30, 2013 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m actually sad for this cast. There’s a lot of talent in this cast, yet the writing is bland. It was available on GlobalTv app and I couldn’t even finish the episode the first time I watched it. It was just too painful.

    Comment by Yasin – September 30, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is pretty sad, over the hill bachelors mentoring a younger kid that just got dumped. Yak, it’s really pathetic.

    Comment by Bay – September 30, 2013 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tony S. Was the best part of the show, but overall i think this show is obviously targeted to men.

    But honestly given the feedback, i don’t think any gender will like it.

    Comment by Kenny – September 30, 2013 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great actors horrible show. It was on demand a couple of weeks ago and I was happy to know not to waste my time recording it. Too bad all these great actors are wasted on it.

    Comment by David – September 30, 2013 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My husband actually laughed out loud. The premier wasn’t the best but it had to set up the series. We liked it better than “mom” which is full of underage sex and drug refrences

    Comment by edlow – September 30, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought it was OK. Hubby liked it enough to watch another episode or 2.

      Comment by Mo – October 1, 2013 04:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like it! It was fun and watchable. Lovable characters (Tony Shaloub!) Get out of here you grumpy bumps!

    Comment by bobbie – September 30, 2013 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully cancelled by Christmas. It was ok, but nothing to brag about.

    Comment by starship – October 1, 2013 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rules of Engagement was far more entertaining than this. What does that say about this show???

    Comment by Bob Smith – October 1, 2013 03:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rules of Engagement was mediocre compared to this show. I don’t know how it lasted for seven seasons (mostly unnoticed).

      Comment by Bob – October 1, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked it. It’s not the best out there, but it was fun and light. I hope the network gives it a chance to find its viewers.

    Comment by Daphne – October 1, 2013 04:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It does seem it’s aimed at men. Which explains why I thought the pilot was ok – so I will continue tuning in.

    Comment by iamkessuki23tw – October 1, 2013 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t get past the 1st 5 minutes, and for me, that’s saying something. It didn’t hook me in.

    Comment by Jill – October 1, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It wa okayi,but it is better than quite a few new comedies out there

    Comment by Rodg – October 1, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It has been done to death. And it has Jerry O in it. It’s toast!

    Comment by MB – October 1, 2013 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show was awful-forced-stupid and a waste of time.It will pull down CBS on Monday.
    It tries to be smart & fails. Tony Shalhoub went from Monk to this? Who thought of this show- a bunch of idiots? Apparently so.

    Comment by njartist – October 1, 2013 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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