Two and a Half Men Review: Awful Alan

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As board member of Walden Loves Bridgette Enterprises, Alan remained true to what's been a season-long theme on Two and a Half Men this week: the guy acted like the biggest scum bag ever.

Fighting for Walden

I can handle scum baggery, but the very idea of the man suddenly giving up his loyalty to Walden for a red Porsche and a touch from Walden's mother - that could only be described as "Slowly and in a Circular Fashion" - seemed ridiculous, considering he passed on selling on Walden's very expensive rhodium wedding band.

Now, suddenly, the irritating little douche required a multi-million dollar bribe of his name on the Malibu beach home to remain a loyal friend? Sure, I'll buy it for the purpose of this episode. But it's going to make me look at Alan a little differently the rest of the season.

The episode was also too dependent on Walden and his new array of supporting characters (Bridgette, Zoe, and Robin), all of whom were situated around the board room table.

After the midseason finale, I realized the series was going to closey follow the show's new Rose, Bridgette. And that's fine, I know Judy Greer is more than capable as taking over as the resident crazy lady. However, this week, she appeared much too sane, plotting with Robin to protect Walden's money from his investments. All this talk of fiduciary responsibility was far too... sensible. After driving through the house, I'm going to need a little something more than mother manipulation.

All in favor of never heading back to the Walden Loves Alan Enterprises board room? Aye. And bringing back more old Men supporting cast members? Seconded.


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I'm curious, did Charlie right the lines for the previous seasons? I found it gritty and sarcastic and highly entertaining and since Walden's entrance the humor is stupid and raunchy. I miss the way the characters played well off of each other. It's a train wreck now. Charlie will be coming out in Anger Management in the Summertime so I guess no matter how much we beg for him to come back, he's gone.


I think the writers did an amazing job removing Charlie and introducing Walden. The show is different, but still very funny if not funnier. Alan's character is awesome and steals every scene. It's a sitcom folks - relax, enjoy or stop watching!


Are the writer's trying to have Allen the main character? Because after Sheen being fired, it just isn't the same show period. It's like trying to get life out of a blow up doll... it's just dead!


Chuck Lorre has ruined Two and a Half Men. I'm sorry to say that it's not worth watching anymore. Without Charlie, this show has nothing to offer!


I see this show for one reason" I want to see how awful it has become without Charlie, this show is nothing without Charlie" Please bring back Charlie!!!!!


Since ashton kutcher the show has gone downhill. I say cancel it! Alan is just a freeloader and show no longer has substance or even funny


Alan used to be just annoying. Now, I want to hate the bastard. The strong cast has disappeared. Where is Herb and Judith? It would have made more sense to make this new effort a spin-off from the original show--a vastly inferior spin-off!


Do the writers really think they are not insulting our intelligence with the lousy plot lines and writing ???? The only ones they are fooling are themselves! Used to love this show, but don't waste my time anymore. Terrible!! They should be ashamed!


I loved this show. Now, I sit there waiting for it to get better and it gets worse by the minute. It is not funny. Have all the writers lost their sense of humor ? I repeat--I loved this show, but it doesn't make you laugh anymore. Bring back Charlie or bring it mercifully to an end. Please.

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Two and a Half Men Season 9 Episode 12 Quotes

Walden: You've mistaken tooth paste for lubricant?
Alan: Just once and it stung like hell, but my penis was minty fresh.
Walden: How did you know it was minty fresh?
Alan: Years of yoga and loneliness.

Alan: Can i tell women it's mine?
Walden: Why would you stop now?