Sunset Daze

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (17)

Sunset Daze was a reality show that aired on the WE tv network in 2010. The show followed the lives of a group of seniors living in a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona. The cast included Michael Jason Allen, an 82-year-old retired doctor who was one of the most prominent and colorful personalities on the show.

Sunset Daze premiered on April 28, 2010, and ran for one season consisting of ten episodes. The show was produced by the same creative team behind The Real Housewives of Orange County and was marketed as a "Golden Girls" for the 21st century. The series offered a glimpse into the daily lives of a group of active seniors, including their romantic relationships, hobbies, and challenges.

In Sunset Daze, Michael Jason Allen was portrayed as a flirtatious and entertaining character who had a lot of charisma and energy. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and had a penchant for telling jokes and stories. According to his bio on the WE tv website, Michael had lived an adventurous life, including serving as a medic in the Korean War and working as a doctor in New Hampshire for over three decades. In retirement, Michael enjoyed playing music, writing poetry, and participating in theater productions.

Despite his fun-loving personality, Michael also dealt with serious health issues throughout Sunset Daze. In one episode, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone marrow cancer and was undergoing treatment. The show also explored Michael's struggles with age-related issues, such as deteriorating eyesight and hearing loss.

Sunset Daze was not only about Michael, however. The show also featured an ensemble cast of seniors, each with their own unique storylines. There was also a lot of drama and conflict between the cast members, which made for entertaining viewing. The show tackled serious issues such as loneliness, death, and illness, while also highlighting the joys of aging, such as newfound freedom and friendships.

Sunset Daze was generally well-received by viewers, although it received some criticism for its portrayal of seniors as caricatures or stereotypes. Some also felt that the show perpetuated negative stereotypes about the aging process, such as the idea that seniors are all preoccupied with dating and romance. Despite these criticisms, Sunset Daze was seen as a trailblazer for its representation of seniors on reality television, paving the way for similar shows like Golden Age of Television and Senior Year.

In conclusion, Sunset Daze was a reality show that offered an engaging and entertaining portrayal of life in a retirement community. Michael Jason Allen was a standout character on the show, known for his humor, energy, and talent. Through the show's exploration of aging and its challenges, Sunset Daze offered a unique perspective on an often-overlooked demographic. While it had its flaws, the show was an important step forward for representation of seniors on television.

Sunset Daze is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on April 28, 2010.

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Senior Prom
11. Senior Prom
July 18, 2010
Linda is chosen to plan the prom event. Who will be crowned king and queen and who will win the dance competition?
I Do...Again
10. I Do...Again
July 18, 2010
Joanne and her husband decide to renew their vows. Joanne puts Sandy and Linda in charge of the event at the lake.
Hollywood or Bust
9. Hollywood or Bust
July 10, 2010
Ann wants her husband to drive a real race car while he still has some of his eyesight.
	Fast Times at Sun City Grant
8. Fast Times at Sun City Grant
July 11, 2010
Linda and Bruce's relationship continues to go downhill while some of the girls are placing bets on golf cart races.
Break a Leg, Not a Hip
7. Break a Leg, Not a Hip
June 2, 2010
Summary not available
The Show Must Go On
6. The Show Must Go On
May 26, 2010
Summary is not available.
Every Dog Has His Day
5. Every Dog Has His Day
May 19, 2010
Summary is not available.
Top Gun and Tiaras
4. Top Gun and Tiaras
May 12, 2010
Jack is trying to date a new lady and take pilot's lessons. Meanwhile, Sandy has a drink in hand while celebrating her daughter's three-month sobriety.
Grannies Gone Wild
3. Grannies Gone Wild
May 5, 2010
LeWanda has a party where the girls learn how to pole dance with a hot male instructor.
Love, Lassos, and Liver Spots
2. Love, Lassos, and Liver Spots
April 28, 2010
Sandy returns to the shooting range to ask Mark out.
We're Retired, Not Dead
1. We're Retired, Not Dead
April 28, 2010
Widowed Sandy takes a ride in a hot air balloon, while ex-nun Ann goes extreme.
Where to Watch Sunset Daze
Sunset Daze is available for streaming on the WE tv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sunset Daze on demand at and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    April 28, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (17)