The real soul of this show is clearly Jon Cryer doing a fantastic job, and a very inspired group of really talented writers and co-stars that have a very special light of their own. 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!
The show is still cool after charlie left, its still funny and enjoyable, but there is one problem, the seasons are going too slow, there is big gaps between the episodes, i think they should release the episodes faster than like 2 weeks gaps.. :S
I admit the show has changed since Charlie was fired, but the truth is charlie did it to himself and even though most people say the show is terrible now, this show is still ok. Ashton coming into the picture was a bit of curveball to the fans of the show, but combined with his terrible breakups, loaded wallet, and his resent of Alan (Jon cryer) living with him, the only differences between him and Charlie is his age and booze. The new situations happening now in the show are hilarious bombshells every week which continues to bring in fans. Maybe the show could've been better with Charlie or maybe not, either way the show lives and CBS will never cancel the show because it's still good and it makes money. As for what's going on now, the show may be having to deal with some changes but no matter what, the writers will find a way to keep the show good and the stars will still be popular. Charlie goes to anger management(not the therapy session, the show) Ashton and Jon remain tv's biggest stars and angus gets to follow his religion.
I hardly ever watch with Sheen but I do like Aston - not surprising that the kid wont be on much if any since he chose to shoot his mouth off about the show being disgusting - someone should tell him a paycheck is a paycheck and he is lucky he has one in a tough business - Cryer's character has gone down hill to almost gross but over all it is a funny relief in among so many cop and graphic criminology shows.
The show itself is not bad, but it was never great. What made it last was Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, and those who grew up watching their movies. What is surprising though is the show has lasted as long as it has. I don't mind Ashton Kutcher (aka dubbed the NEW Two and a Half Men), but the show should have really never lasted more than 5 seasons, regardless of who the cast members were. Will this show stand the test of time in 30 years? Time will tell...
Two And A Half Men was so funny when Charlie Sheen was on it, it sucks now! The storyline about Alan living with Ashton Kutcher makes no sense and their only comedic crutch are gay and masturbation jokes. I don't watch the new ones, but If I catch it, Alans more than likely masturbating. Sadly, this shows coming back for SEASON 11! Seriously, this show (Even with Charlie Sheen) does not deserve to be on as long as Cheers was!
I used to love this show.. But now it suks !!! Its not funny and Asser is terrible. He cant carry a joke or line so its funny. And Alan stinks also now. I bet they have a new writer and he suks. cant wait till they cancel the would rate this show 2 at most.
Two and a half men was a great show before Season 9 and thus, that is why this review has a great rating. The whole show was good before season 9 and Charlie Sheen was a great addition to the show when it started. The show was prone for success, because it revolved around a character named Alan trying to raise Jake after he got divorced and he had to live with his brother, Charlie.
The first 8 Season's were great, but we get to Season 9. Yes, i know what happened before it premiered but i kind of think Ashton Kutcher just dose not fit the role. Also, I don't like the way they resolved to kill Charlie Harper. In my Opinion, he should of become drunk and swam in the ocean behind there house and drown. It would of suited the character a lot more other then being hit by a train in Paris.
In conclusion, the first 8 seasons were great with great gags and story lines.
It was great with Charlie Sheen!! Not so much anymore. It's not two and a half men without Charlie Sheen!! And it should be renamed, because Jake isn't half a man anymore. Anyway, I loved it with Charlie Sheen and it was extremely fun while Jake was a child, without it loosing it when he grew up. However, I think two and a half men is not the same without Charlie Sheen!!!! (my score for the show represents the Charlie Sheen era)
Whatever happened to the baby Judith was supposed to have after her and Herb split? They never said who the father is, I suspect Alan afterall they had a fling. The show isn't the same since Chuck killed the main star-Charlie Sheen. The story went the wrong way with Ashton. Chuck should have played him as the forgotten son of Charlie and Alan's mother. One she had but didn't talk about. What a twist the show would have had and the questions Alan would ask. I love Charlie and the show will NEVER be the same without Charlie.
He just takes on more feminine attributes with each episode.. His man parts surely have shrunk down to pea size by now. He depends on Walden for everything that's not provided by his girlfriend. (Didn't I see this on Judge Alex, Judge Mathis, Divorce Court, Judge Joe Brown, and Honey Boo-Boo?) He'll be seeking alimony or some sort of severance pay if he ever does "have" to move out.
It's a sad commentary on life ... sorry to say. But it's just too damn real to be very funny anymore. Why not let Alan grow a pair... or plant a seed... hehe
I loved Two and a Half Men while Charlie was on the show, but while I was at first apprehensive, love the Ashton flip! He is the opposite of Charlie, come by fortune by hard work and not luck, falls in love easily instead of being promiscuous, is caring instead of an asshole. The episode that did it for me was when Allen leaves the hospital after thinking he is Charlie and the house is redecorated. Removing the piano from the house helped me relieve my nostalgia for Charlie. It took a couple seasons for 2 and 1/2 Men to hit it off, and it will be the same with Walden as the new lead. I love the dynamic, and the unfolding storyline. My only complaint is that I wish to see more of Allen's mother, who added a great dynamic, and Jake back in the house. The show feels somewhat empty without them. I am drinking beer and smoking cigarettes to the latest episode, as I did with all the last, and will continue to do with all the rest!
This was something so good till charie was there.. now with every new episode i m moving away.. the show has lost its comedy.. Writers are forcing chemistry between walden and alan and thats painful to watch !!
Good bye two and a half men, you lost one more man!!
At episode 14 of season 10, I was shocked about the bad taste joke against Mother Theresa. She certainly does not deserve deserve that, a person who offered so much to humanity. Very unconsidered from the part of the writers and the people who allowed this to air.
This show is officially a joke, I loved it with Charlie sheen on the show, but they had no business letting him go, especially by killing him off camera... really? What a mediocre job writing him off, he was loved by many and deserved to stay, but now even Angus is over with this Ashton kutcher of a joke show.
What's next?! Chuck Lorre comes out of the closet?!! That would explain the change; Alan is now [almost] openly gay, episodes filled with Broadway musical acts...
Even if I was being politically correct I guess it would still be OK to question why turning a totally guy's guy series into a GAY comedy. If Charlie Sheen was actually dead he would be rolling on his grave. As he's not, he's probably laughing hard at this!
This show has gotten ridiculous. I thought they would continue for one season with Ashton kutcher instead of Charlie sheen to close things off... But no, they're just milking whatever $ they can get from it by adding on. The characters (especially Allan) have gotten so repetitive and exaggerated that the few jokes and funny moments they throw in there simply can't make up for it.
I'm giving this a poor rating because it sucks with ashton kutcher I hate wen shows think they can just replace an amazing actor like charlie sheen with shitty actor with no talent such as ashton kutcher. BAD CHOICE. I will however always watch reruns with charlie in them and give them ratings such as a ten :)
the show will never be the same with out Charlie. we have tried to watch it without him . but ,we can't fight the urge to see what else is on. that's how bad the show is now .We will stick to the old shows so we can enjoy Charlie . No one can ever take his place.
Everyone knows about that whole debacle about Charlie Sheen. The show going on a long hiatus, Sheen himself getting fired after badmouthing his boss, it was a mess. Now that's over, and Two and a Half Men is back on the air. Unfortunately, it's not the same without Charlie. Ashton Kutcher just ruined the show for me.
I see some reviews about this being a bad show because if Charlie gone. This show is one of my favorite shows because of Charlie. Just because Charlie is gone doesn't make the show bad. Maybe its worth the change sometimes. I think Charlie is gone because he got fired, but at least the episodes with Charlie still air.