At first, it was funny. A man who got thrown out of his house, had nowhere to go, and had to raise his kid around an uncle who brought different girls home every night, and was drunk a lot of the time. Much as the show progressed, and especially when charlie died, I stopped understanding the point. It is one thing for someone to mooch off their brother for years, but mooching off a stranger? C'mon Alan. It's time to get a life buddy.
Season 11 with Amber Tamblyn was some what okay but otherwise much of it's comedy was over by season 7 and it stopped being funnier in season 8 and died with Charlie Harper. Cryer is a good actor and so is Kutcher but Charlie Sheen was the "soul" of this show but even in his presence season 8 was dull. I think they over dragged the show. Season 7 should have been its "finale" with Charlie marrying Chelsea and Alan moving out either as gay with Herb or as straight with Judith or whatever end for him after all the show was never about "Alan Harper". I'll rate it 7 for the first 7 great seasons.
At first when I saw the show, it was about Charlie, Alan, and Jake. The supporting cast were excellent, but it was about the 2 1/2 men basically. Yes the jokes were sop***ric, (it reminded me of Porky's), but it was funny, and the three main guys were involved most of the funny moments. John Cryer is a bit underrated, because he did carry a lot of scenes and set up Charlie for most of his sarcastic, but very funny, lines. But I feel that after Jake got older, and especially after Charlie left, the chemistry is missing. Jake is hardly in most of the recent episodes, and I don't even know who some of the characters are. But that is not the real problem. The problem is that Charlie had most of the punch lines, and what he didn't have, Berta, Jake, Rose, and Alan filled it up. Nowadays, there are so many new characters, that it doesn't quite work. Compare it to Cheers, in which the main female lead left halfway through the run. In that show, there was so much support and subplot storyline comedy from the ensemble cast, that it actually got In this case, the show lost its way, and when I watch newer episodes, I don't get most of the relationships, let alone the jokes. There is one huge talent, though, and that is John Cryer. He carries the later shows more than even Charlie did in the early ones. Although, Charlie seemed to play it with no effort - He was the character. I miss those days when Rose would come over the wall, only for Berta or Jake to say something funny, then Charlie would answer with an even funnier casual line.
I kind of want to know why the auto editor took out the word so-pho-mor-ic? It was not a H0-mo-pho-bic Haha.
If i compare with the old show with Charlie and Jack it was definately very different. It was fun and ok with light comedy. Now the show has started targeting different set of people I think. They have changed the show so much that only thing remains is Two and Half men name from past.
Back when charlie was on the screen, it was tolerable. i am not saying that it was not an adult comedy back then, but now it has completely deteriorated. i used to watch this show with my friends, but since SEASON 11 EPISODE 2 we have stopped watching it. it is DISGUSTING, STUPID and IMMORAL. It clearly reflects the perverted mentality of the people associated with the show. JUST TAKE IT OFF AIR!!!!
I love how people are complaining about a TV show, you know there is an off button right? or a channel switch button? or internet to watch whatever you like... Also, so mane people rant about how the characters act, while that is what makes the whole everything. Alan being a leech and what not, is what Alan makes Alan, hes a leech, but its funny to see people so annoyed by him, but hes still clever enough to get by XD and Charlie was also hilarious, but after the 9th season, getting Walden was not so bad, better then having "girl gets banged, charlie gets in trouble and makes jokes" another season... Also, two and a half men with Walden is IMO just a new series. with the same story... it should have been 2 or 3 man now... but who really cares? its comedy people, put ur brain on 0.0000 and laugh ur balls off XD and then read the hilarious hates of people that dont get how it all works XD
Back when Jake was a little kid was the best moments this show had to offer. This was because it was very funny exposing him to Charlie's behavior which Jake took notice of. When Jake became a teenager, I basically stopped watching this show.
I honestly don't think this show could sink any lower! The writing and plot now absolutely suck! It's as if a bunch of perverts are now writing the script. John Cryer's character has degenerated into the most despicable pathetic worm. I quit watching this crap as of NOW! If you ever bring back Sheen and clean up your act let me know because that's the only way you will get the audience back,
the new series gets worse and worse! And, stop adding new characters to the show. You are only making it worse. What happened to the writers and directors?? I can't take Ashton anymore! The show is completely boring now. I watch the old Two and a Half Men reruns. Now those were really funny. Charlie Sheen made the show.
Is this how the writers feel after all? Unconected and sexual frustrated? I loved the show when the extrem relationships between the characters were the main subject of every episode. I loved the chemistry between Charly, Allan and their Mother. Allans exwifes had allways suported the fun factor like Jake has allways done. But now after they are all removed or has been transformed into a kind of uncolored negative I feel frustrated too. Why? Why is Judith, Herb, Kandi and Jake no longer in? And Alan, Rose and Evelyn are not Alan, Rose and Evelyn anymore. And the lesbian? What the ... is so funny watching a medium atractive fatty doing "her thing"? It's a tragedy. It's horrible to watch.
why are they only relying on sexual innuendos to get them thru a episode. and, when is Walden going to get rid of all those free-loaders. john cryer's character has become a pathetic character. now it's a show that you watch "on demand" when you have nothing else to watch and 30 minutes to waste.
Totally ruined the show completely. They should have ended it when they let Charlie go. The rest of them should be ashamed having to lower themselves to this standard. Shame on them all... the actors, the writers and CBS network. It's not funny what so ever and it is down right Gross in parts.
I was watching some old reruns of the show from the beginning and it was very good writing. I really like the wit. Then to see it today with Ashton Kutcher... it is really bad.
I can't see any show taking the place of this one with half the fun, If you really think about it and see what is out there there is no alternative! at all!
The real soul of this show always was Jon Cryer doing a fantastic job (and still is), along with a very inspired group of really talented writers and co-stars. This show couldn't be better. I was even surprised by the great performance of Ashton Kutcher that I confess was not high on my list of good actors, but that surprised me integrating himself so perfectly to the plot and showing his own talent. I am amazed by how critical people are of this show, when you think deeply it is one of the best shows ever and giving no signs of getting old!
This show always had sex undertones, and as always the soul of the show is Jon Cryer not Charlie Sheen, who now is in a crappy show of his own, those who do not like two and a half men must perhaps see the other one to gain some perspective!
Honestly this show is great again, season 9 was bad... mostly i think because they had no idea what to do with Waldens character, however season 10 was great, season 11 is going downhill now but if you really watch theres some good stuff here. I was a fan of Anger Management aswell, charlies new show, but honestly i cant stand it now, since Selma Blair was fired do to charlies tantrum's the show has been aweful, almost like charlie is in complete control and ruins perfect opportunities of making jokes about himself which turn out to be a way of making him look better, where as this show is pulling out all the stops to make it funny, however it will lose its steam, lets just hope the writers know when to get out, but i think its fresh, looking back at season 8 the show just wasn't that good anymore, i mean you can love the older season and they are obviously better... but not the passed few that charlie was in, to be honest, thank god they fired the prick.
Charlie was absolutely authentic, he lived what he played and he played what he lived - himself, having fun - that was the clue of success, to my HO. They should not get rid of the main character, and expect the show will be the same or I don't watch it, but I still watch replays with Charlie, and thankful they kept it aired.
I used to love this show. The cast was brilliant and the script was hilarious. Most the people I knew stopped watching this show when they killed off Charlie (including my parents!), maybe I should've done the same. The writing now is absolutely terrible, as are members of the cast (Jenny especially). If I had anything better to do with my time, I would boycott the show until Jenny leaves. At least Walden's character is slightly more bearable, the first few episodes with him in were pathetic!
When Charlie was replaced first episodes with Ashton were good, season 9 was ok but a bit boring sometimes, season 10 was pretty bad, yet it had few good episodes but plot went downhill, very nonsense and really stupid, but on season 11 i'm just done, i can't keep watching this show, is stupid, boring, and even disgusting, the sexual thing is the main thing and is not funny but gross, the show is going nowhere, there's nothing good here anymore, really not worth watching for 2 or 3 funny jokes.
Used to love this show when Charlie Sheen was on it.
There was so much chemistry between all the characters. Every show was hilarious.
After watching a few of the new episodes with Ashton Kutcher I have to ask, what the hell were you thinking? It just isn't funny anymore. And why call it Two and a Half Men when the son isn't even on the show anymore. I find it extremely boring. I don't even watch it anymore. It's nothing like it was. They should have changed the name. If Charlie Sheen was such a problem, why is there so much reference to him in a lot of the new episodes? It's become so very boring. Can't believe it's still on the air.
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