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Two and a Half Men Review: New Beginnings

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It may be a new year on Two and a Half Men, but things have not changed at all with our friends in Malibu. Walden remains adamant in keeping his true identity under wraps from Kate, but the lies are starting to catch up to him, which was only a matter of time.

As the night kicked off, Walden was already losing hair and binge-eating. Indeed, by the end of a half hour, he had put on a chuck of pounds, as the double life he's leading is most certainly taking a toll.

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It felt like that old elementary school piece of wisdom: when you tell a lie, you tell another lie to cover it up, then another and another... and it just turns into this big complicated web before it all comes crashing down.

The episode just contained a lot more problems for Walden: he felt bad about lying to Kate, who he loves; he could help get her break in the fashion world, but was unable to do so.

All this and many more developments pushed our favorite billionaire closer to the edge. He might have gotten Alan to do some faux investing in Kate’s fashion line, but that just made him feel the guiltier.

I still find it unreasonable why Walden doesn't simply tell Kate the truth. Although Alan is typically not one from whom you should take any sort of advice, in this case he was correct: Walden should believe in the power of their love. Yes, even the kind of love one has for "Sam Wilson” and how it can be transferred to Walden Schmidt.

Overall, in “Welcome to Alancrest," the big loser here was Walden. He was just punishing himself unnecessarily. He's now become as pathetic as Alan. Will this storyline actually have a happy ending? Tune in next week.

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    I liked the first show - I also miss Evelyn - She was a big part of the previous shows IMO. Do NOT miss Jake at all - They need to write him out of the show somehow - His charactor has been silly for awile - As a kid his "dubness" was cute but not anymore - Also the actor (I have forgot his name on purpose) should not work in Hollywwod again.

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    The episode was pretty great! Alan made me LoL really hard, he was brilliant! Funny, egoistic and pretty awful! Him wanting to give Walden a BJ! Hello! hahahhaa

    Walden and the NewGirl have their good scenes but I will be sad when she dumps W's as*!

    Seeing Bertha again was nice, miss Evelyn, Alan's ex wife, her husband and Jake! Back to the roots writers ! Please!

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    I get the feeling that Kate is a con artist. Don't know why but there were some hints during the episode which indicated that. This is perhaps one reason why she was "away" for 3 weeks.




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