There are a lot of televisions shows that I enjoy to watch. For example, I greatly enjoy watching “Criminal Minds” and “CSI”. I also enjoy shows like “the Big Bang Theory” and, at one time, “Two and a Half Men”. However, there really does comes a time when some television shows should just be cancelled and taken off the air forever! One of these shows, and I am guilty of still watching it, mostly due to the fact that it airs between two TV shows I regularly watch, is “Two and a Half Men”.
When “Two and a Half Men” first aired on CBS it was an awesome show to watch. To put it bluntly – it was hilarious. Not one episode would go by in which I would not spend half the show laughing. However, since the first episode and the current episodes a lot has changed.
Originally the show focused on three main characters. Charlie Sheen who portrayed the character Charlie in much the same way I relate Indiana Jones to Harrison Ford or Captain Jack Sparrow to Johnny Depp. With Charlie’s charisma, charm, scandalous behavior, the show easily became a hit, which led many to wonder how the show would fair without him.
With the departure of Charlie Sheen, it left Jon Cryer (Alan) and Angus T. Jones (Jake) to take up the slack along with Ashton Kutcher (Walden). Do not get me wrong, Kutcher is a decent actor in his own right but he, and his character Walden, is no Charlie Sheen nor Charlie.
Without Charlie in the show, “Two and a Half Men” has not been the same. To begin with, you had Alan who was the complete opposite of his brother. He was dependable, reliable, and down on his luck bringing chemistry to the two main characters of the show that Walden and Alan do not possess.
Sadly, not only did the show lose Charlie but it lost its ‘Half Men’ now that Jake is all grown up. As a child, Jake was a sure fix to make you laugh and that is how kids are supposed to be – silly, unexpected, never knowing what words will come out of their mouths. None of this is around anymore. The show has sadly become “Two Men”.
Unfortunately, “Two and a Half Men” does not possess the comic relief it did in its prime. Today’s viewing of it has Walden, a sad billionaire, and Alan who has become no more than a manipulative being. Forgive me, but all in all, how much longer is CBS going to drag this show on? Seriously, if you had a ‘friend’ like Alan who was clearly using you would you really keep him or her around? I do not believe anyone would keep a friend like that around and for CBS to keep dragging it along is very sad. Please put the show out of its misery already!