Two and a Half Men Review: "A Fishbowl Full Of Glass Eyes"

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Significant time apparently passed in the Two and a Half Men universe because Alan was out of the looney bin this week and back in a completing remodeled of the Malibu Beach home.

In addition to humor, it turns out Charlie beats out Walden in yet another department: taste. Seriously, buddy. Green tile backsplash? Retro electronics in front of wood paneling? A computer desk where a piano used to be? Wow, I'm analyzing the set way too much.

Walden Meets a Girl

Back to the episode... After teasing us with what could have been a strong Jake installment in the intro, we returned again to the solo Walden show as he left his wingman behind with a quarter million frequent flyer miles and went on an awkward date with a charming English woman.

Meanwhile, Alan spent most of "A Fishbowl Full Of Glass Eyes" in and out of a pawn shop. But really it was an eye-opening chat with Berta and a fancy wedding ring that made this story.

Alan really seemed to be as terrible as Berta made him out to be, until he managed to redeem himself when he pulled out a rhodium and platinum ring worth enough digits to make up a phone number (yeah, over a million).

The thing that always makes Alan work is the ridiculous line he walks between deplorable and pathetic. This week he was dangerously close to making me hate the guy, only to have him bounce back as he took a plunge into the ocean.

No, it wasn't nearly as funny as last week's half hour. But it also didn't rely on any dream sequence gimmicks and delivered some solid bromance building between Walden and Alan.

They're not exactly ready to be signed up for our dynamic duo poll, but they might just make it to another season. And maybe by then Jake will find his way back from whatever city it was with an Eiffel Tower in the background.


Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 2.3 / 5.0 (164 Votes)

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really ,, jake smoking weed on te show .. he is underage in real life .. trying it to make it like its that seventys show will make it like that seventys show OFF THE AIR . it was a family show with charlie as the older brother that helped his younger brother in the time of need . now allen is just pitafull , the fcc mite be interested about underage kid smoking weed . grow up and put charlie sheen on .. No one want to see aston naked every show .. maybe just you


Charley still rules love all his stupidity and woman he should be back from dead


I agree on the face hair And a hair List of this week's episode recap pretty good I think if they play more into Alan and Jakesproblems maybe? ??????


The writers of series 9 think that being vulgar is being funny. Far from it. The new series SUCK BIGTIME!!


I think they should make it so that jake finds charlie in paris after he faked his death and then charlie should be brought back into the story. Maybe after some persuading from jake, maybe alan. Anything could happen. Letz just hope something like this does.


Agh, Alan. He used to be middle class poor, now they have degraded him to a savage. He is a chiropractor for pete's sake not a part-time worker at McDonalds. He was never THIS poor. But I feel pity for Alan, especially when it comes to the ring. Can't his buddy buy him a new house? I mean BFF's right?


this show was one of the best television shows ever with charlie now it is pure garbarge it should not be allowed on television it is such crap cbs needs to pull the plug


I dont agree with most of the reviews here. This was up to nw my favourite episode of two and a half men.
The Pawn - shop owner, the chat with Alan and Berta, jake ending up in Paris, the funny and strange date, the chat with Alan and Walden at the end, all great TV.
What I cant understand is the hate for Alans charakter. My problem is I most of the time feel too sorry for. For example when he crashed the Vase. So after hating the first episodes, I think they start to get a grip on the charakters and the story.


I really was disapointed from Warner producers they change totally the scense of this tv serie, I want to see Charlie again, I'm looking at the new guy Walden, and I didnt get it, what is his role? stupid? charm]? rich guy? lovely guy? I simply dont understand, and Alan simply is out of role now is again no scence to live with fool fellas house...

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Two and a Half Men Season 9 Episode 9 Quotes

Walden: Your son makes one heck of a wingman.
Jake: You make it easy boss.

In the dating game, wedding rings are like kryptonite. If superman was a vagina.