This programme is essentially about famous middle-aged British men that include columnists, theatre actors, media producers, and radio reporters. The men give well-articulated and well-deserved viewpoints on a number of modern-life issues that they find quite annoying. Some of the issues are the rapid increase in the number of unnecessary road signs, as well as exaggerated and deafening cellular phone conversations. Other discussions are about technology, commercials, art, values, as well as bad holiday and famous personalities of all types who have left the limelight, such that the commentators are no longer up-to-date with them.
Various viewers and critics rated ‘Grumpy Old Men’ as one of the best TV shows in the local television scene. The characters indeed are well-portrayed, and its entertaining narration-style is well-suited to its main theme.
The success of 'Grumpy Old Men' spawned the 'Grumpy Old Women' series. Additionally, a pilot show for 'Grumpy Young Men' is expected to premiere in the spring of 2009. Robert Webb will be the narrator of the show.