Two and a Half Men Review: Winning!

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The latest Two and a Half Men continued the refreshing trend of last week: really taking advantage of its half man. Jake, along with his father, finally explored his feelings over the loss of their respective uncle and brother.

The Two and a Half Men

It was actually a pretty welcome change to see Charlie spoken about in a slightly positive light via "Thank You For The Intercourse." Sure, there was still the obligatory venereal disease jokes, but there was also plenty of heart as they talked about the man.

I understood the necessity for a sitcom to jump right into the laughs on a season premiere - but when you decide to kill off a major relative of several of the characters, you need to address some legitimate mourning. Bravo for getting that job done here.

From Jake's reminiscing of how his uncle treated him like an adult idiot, all the way to Alan's full on mental breakdown, it really was #winning to me.  Now that they seem to have gotten enough of the Charlie out of their system, maybe the show is ready to move on.

While Jon Cryer is no stranger to playing a character pretending to be Charlie, this week he really shined, going full-on crazy when Alan truly believed he was Charlie.  hanks to some great lines, a Nat Nast shirt, and a beautiful girl, Cryer almost felt like Charlie even. I'll give you a hint, I didn't do the dog people style.

It was a fun, goofy half hour that didn't rely too much on Walden, gave Cryer a chance to shine and perfectly balanced the use of Jake and Berta. Maybe Alan was right at the end. I'd say it was as winning as this new format can be.

Now, be sure and browse our Two and a Half Men quotes before you rant about how the show should bring Charlie Sheen back.  


Editor Rating: 3.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 2.7 / 5.0 (321 Votes)

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Have tried to watch the new 2 1/2 men. Have tried to give ashton a chance, but he acts like a spoiled brat. You have lost me . Have been with the show from the begining. Please bring back Charlie I always looked forward to Mondays so We could all discuss the show the next day at the office. Now I am the last one out of 20 people who was trying to stay with them . But now I am also gone. Lights out. It sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bring Charlie back remember Bobby Eweing in Dallas!
Charlie escaped death because Rose closed her eyes before pushing a stranger under the Train.
The new show is CRAP.
Belfast Boy


aston sleeping with allan his mother judith soon they will put him to sleep with jake how could aston agree to act this role pleassse get charlie back i miss him where is herb he addsd a little touch to the show.


The new two and a half a half men is a poor excuse for charlie.its more like three stupid boys .please. get charlie back or loose that show.


Well what casn i say, having watched Two and half men through every season I now have no desire to watch any of the new ones. I have tried to watch them but it does not gel at all. Somebody swallow there pride and get Charlie back in it or loose it simple as.


The new Two and a Half men is juvinile and immature, with Ashton being an extention of his character from "The Seventys Show" which was stupid too. And, what's up with already running reruns of the new show? We've tried to give the new cast the benefit of a doubt but it's going nowhere. We are glad there are still reruns of Two and A Half Men with Charlie. We watch those and they are still funny even the third, fourth time around. Can't stand the Ashton character.


Please bring Charlie back. I miss him and the show that was. Sorry, Ashton never can and never will replace Charlie - he is just a "wannabe"


Did they kill off the good writers when they did Charlie in? Puerile garbage.


Seems to me that your critic is not really up to his job or that the majority of posters have no idea what a good show entails. I think the majority are correct in their assessment of the show, look at the current ratings


It is terrible will not make it - Charlie held it together

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Two and a Half Men Season 9 Episode 7 Quotes

Man they got my good bong.


Walden: We're talk songs, thongs, bongs and schlongs.
Alan: If he had an autobiography, that'd be the title.