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Two and a Half Men Review: Oh, Lay!

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On this week's Two and a Half Men, Jake and Alan were relegated to mere peanut gallery roles, while Walden took the reigns and ran the entire show, courting Zoey in the process like only he can. To wit:

A Mexican Flight

As much as I want to complain that the Sombrero-wearing billionaire has hijacked the sitcom, "What a Lovely Landing Strip" wasn't actually too bad.

Walden finally took advantage of what it is women loved about him besides dashing good looks: his money.  There was that slight feeling of deja vu, err like it happened before, when suddenly I was watching a man I was jealous of.

As he hopped in his private jet, bought Zoey's child's way into school (despite not knowing what the school was or its testing process, he apparently had a connection on the board?) and served some delicious guacamole, there was a semblance of that idol aspect Charlie Sheen brought to the show.

While the first part of the episode never felt very Two and a Half Men-like, the second half accomplish that feat, slowly turning Judy Greer's Bridget (yes, I still feel the need to specify which Judy Greer character) into Walden's very own Rose.

They didn't just make her crazy. Well... they did. I mean, she drove a car through the house. But they literally decided to turn her into Rose as they brought in our beloved Rose to mentor her and sent the two ladies jumping off the balcony together.

I hope with the sudden continuity this season has been enjoying (was this the second Previously On...?), we'll see a little more Rose and crazy Bridget as a pairing. Now those are some talented comedic actresses.

So come along as we circle around Guadalajara and land in London, grab a margarita and browse our favorite Two and Half Men jokes from the episode. Then, complain about the lack of Sheen in the comments.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 2.6 / 5.0 (154 Votes)

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    2 1/2 MEN with Charlie Sheen was one of those rarities; in my opinion it ranked up there with the best:"Phil Silvers Show" "I love Lucy", Honeymooners", "Dick Van Dyke", "All in the Family", "WKRP in Cin","Taxi", "Cheers", "Coach" and "Sienfield". I'm sure I've missed a few, but the point is, there only seems to be one great comedy show out there at any one point in time. I don't know if it could ever be successful again but the only chance is to bring Charlie back at whatever the cost. The new show is a disaster.

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    2 1/2 MEN with Charlie Sheen was one of those rarities; in my opinion it ranked up there with the best:"Phil Silvers Show" "I love Lucy", Honeymooners", "Dick Van Dyke", "All in the Family", "WKRP in Cin","Taxi", "Cheers", "Coach" and "Sienfield". I'm sure I've missed a few, but the point is, there only seems to be one great comedy show out show out there at any one point in time. I don't know if it could every be successful again but the only chance is to bring Charlie back at what ever the cost. The new show is a disaster.

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    the new two and a half men with kutchner truly and adsolutely suckes....kutchner is a total miscast...the show is NO WHERE NEAR AS FUNNY AS WITH CHARLIE SHEEN...It just sucks....
    Kutcher may be the greatest movie star on earth (yeah right)....but he is totally inappropriate for the show...If you want to continue it...try someone else... and good luck...
    Charlie just had a lot better chemistry with the rest of the cast...

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    Honestly my wife and have given up on season 9 and now just watch reruns of the older seasons which are much better then the new one! Hate to say it but the show is dieing slowly; really lost its spark and edge.

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    Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!! Silly show!! Jim is right; an insult to our intelligence! Charlie took the "funny" with him!

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    What's up with all the hate? I still prefer original two and a half men with Charlie, sure, but Ashton isn't doing a bad job, it's still a great show, i laugh, and like, it's different.. sometimes it doesn't look like two and a half men, but its not bad. I'm looking forward to see the next episodes, i think the show with Ashton, indeed, still has a lot of potential. Hate all you want, Charlie was just a character, great actor, but not more than a character.

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    I am glad to see Alan, Berta, Judith, Herb and Jake and would miss them. I think it was right to fire Charlie Sheen. I enjoy the show. Walden is different from C. Harper, but also an interesting characterization of real life issues that people have

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    Two and a half men is now only for the 18-49 group. They seem to be giving it the higher ratings. It geek humor with Kutcher in it. (The 70's show).
    I've moved on. Date my age if you will, but different age catagories give the ratings to TV land. We will not be able to enjoy the show with more of Kutcher and less of the rest of the cast.

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    Did anyone else notice that the football game that they are watching in this episode is from the CFL?

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    This was the second best episode this season after the episode with Jenny McCarthy. There were several funny moments involving Walden's repeated clumsiness with women, like how Zoey joked about how it's a good idea to start a new relationship on the ashes of an old one and Walden actually thought it is. Jake was funnier than usual and although Alan kept a pretty low profile he did have this line: "Shame no, Malibu Beach house yes!" And I loved the ending, especially when considering Jake's earlier remark about the house being built on an angry woman burial ground.