Charlie Sheen plays a liquored up, womanizing jingle writer living the bachelor's dream life inside an oceanfront Malibu beach house, until his uptight brother, Alan (Jon Cryer) moves in with his troublesome son, Jake (Angus T. Jones), seriously cramping Charlie's hedonistic style.
The Harper brothers may be related, but their similarities end there. Alan is a tightly wound neat freak chiropractor who works 9-5 and has very little luck with the ladies. Charlie, on the other hand, is a drinking, smoking, gambling Casanova who rarely gets up before noon.
Jake is quite a handful - lazy, obsessed with food and just wants his strict dad to let him play with his super-fun uncle. The one thing Charlie and Alan do have in common? Disdain for their cold and domineering mother, Evelyn (Holland Taylor). Over time, the men learn to co-exist admist racy plotlines and dirty, but clever jokes, nabbing The People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy.
When Charlie dies at the end of season 8, the beach house is sold to Internet billionaire, Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher), who is luckily lonely and invites Alan and Jake to live with him.
Behind the scenes, Sheen entered rehab three times from 2010-2011, and following disparaging comments he made about the show's creator, Chuck Lorre and CBS, his contract was terminated. The show got a ratings boost from all the hoopla and Two and a Half Men lived on for three more successful seasons. I strongly encourage you to binge, baby, binge!