Two and a Half Men Review: Hey, It's Jake!

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Welcome back, Jake! For the first time this season, Alan's son was actually in an episode significantly enough to warrant his own narrative - and he was even given the line of the episode that I'm sure many of our readers cheered on:

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This storyline was minor, and a bit re-hashed from previous tutoring scenarios the show has run, but Jake's interactions with Walden and rate of success kept it entertaining enough.

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Then there was Alan relying on the show's Charlie crutch, as he read the deceased's journal. It led to some pretty decent jokes and minor insight into the beloved character, while never getting nasty enough to offend Charlie lovers.

Speaking of nasty, there was Walden's storyline. Sorry, that was the closest thing I could make to an double nintendo. As little as I normally care for Walden, at least his adventures with Alan have been somewhat enjoyable.

His shopping for "Those Fancy Japanese Toilets" with Evelyn and eventually ending up in bed with her? Not so much. Watching Evelyn giggle at everything the man says just felt out of the character I've fallen in love with. She came across like a school girl.

Much like the school girl, Megan, that fell in love with Walden this week. Now if only I found Walden as funny as she did. It would be less statutory rape, but, man, I'd enjoy my Monday nights a lot more.

So what did you guys think? Did this episode feel vintage Two and a Half Men enough, thanks to Charlie's journal and Jake's tutoring? Sound off now.


Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 2.1 / 5.0 (196 Votes)

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Bring Charlie back....




This show has been deleted from my DVR. I just dont enjoy it. Too many other good shows on to rewatch than to watch this anymore.


OMG Evelyn in bed with Walden. Everyone does not have to be "in love" with Walden. What is his purpose? I don't know how much longer this show can go on. It'not funny. You can't make Walden someone he is not.


Put clothes on this guy. Spotted watching when "THEY KILLED CHARLIE"! Naked and stupid only go do far. Charlie no matter what your"winning"!! Lol


This Two and a half men was very funny........... I enjoy this till Ashton Kutcher came on than in most part this SUCKS!!!
Ashton is not a good fit in 2 1/2 men...............


Corrected post: As much as it pains me to admit it, this episode made me laugh. Jake's storyline was minor, but at least he was there, and I did like his line at the end: "I love you man!" and Walden's response: "What an affectionate family." Yeah, Evelyn bagging Walden was a stretch - he couldn't say no? And the writing for Evelyn and Berta is still off, because they like Walden too much, but I still can't get the phrase "super duper über-cougar" out of my mind. The journal was an attempt to bring back Charlie's snark without actually having to bring back Charlie. Even from the grave, he's still hurting Allan, which is better than nothing, I suppose.


I can't believe that the Editor gave this piece of idiotic garbage 3 out of 5 stars!!!


Even Jake's shtick of using the wrong words is getting old. Greasy haired Ashton is just not compelling enough to keep. I keep wondering if will last beyond this year. I also agree with whoever said they should replace the writers with the writers from Big Bang Theory. Kind of. Might not work even then because the premise on this show now sucks.


I agree with JH that would be the best story this season. Waldens character sucks. Why do they keep talking about Charlie? I hope that means he might come back. I can't believe they went there with Evelyn sleeping with Walden as a woman I'm still trying to figure out what the women she in this inmature man Walden. I just wish they would bring Charlie back.

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