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‘Two and a Half Men’ review: It’s … getting better?
Carter ^ | 10/5/2012

Posted on 01/14/2013 8:17:56 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Let’s all take a moment right about now to state what is the cool thing to say: “Two and a Half Men” is old, it’s stale, and it was funnier with Charlie Sheen. If you were to go around the internet right now, this is probably what you would hear.

But for now, here’s something different: we have to admit that we are finding the show to be pretty funny this year. Is it one of the best shows on TV? No, but we would be remiss if we were to sit here, lie, and say that it is not funny just because it’s not the hippest thing on TV anymore. The truth is that the summer off with Ashton Kutcher already cast gave the writers some time to come up with some interesting ideas, and it actually feels like a pretty funny show even when Jake is not around

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1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:18:00 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Every time I stopped for a second on Charlie Sheen’s 2 and a half men (or couldn’t get to the controller when it came on), every joke was about perverted sex. I actually watched Ashton Kutcher’s through to the end of two episodes. Both were unique, funny, a tad risque, but fairly intelligent (compared to other modern sitcoms).


2 posted on 01/14/2013 8:26:06 PM PST by dangus
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yes. My husband and I have commented on this as well. I think they finally got a feel for the new paradigm and relationships. Now it is new, fresh, and fun. Tough thing to do (completely switch the essence of characters and relationships. Some of which are already in place and out of your control) with a show that also has a faithful following with the old way and make it work.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 8:35:51 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet
Yes. My husband and I have commented on this as well. I think they finally got a feel for the new paradigm and relationships. Now it is new, fresh, and fun.

Yeah, only took them 24 episodes to get it right.

4 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ashton Kutcher simply has no comedic nor dramatic talent. He shares the talentless but unbelievably still working award with Keanu Reeves.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 8:40:05 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Cyman

Ha ha... my daughter would agree with you...; )


6 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:24 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

That show has no redeeming qualities.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s not bad, but I still think it was much funner with Charlie Sheen (the “Charlie Waffles” episode had me laughing til my sides hurt), but I admnit I have enjoyed the last few episodes more with the luscious Brooke D’Orsay. :)


8 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:42 PM PST by TheBigB (I voted 4 Obama & all I got was this lousy t-shirt & 15 mins in the back of a Prius with Sandy Fluke)
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To: GeronL

They need a comedic character and none of them currently appearing in the show are funny, except for Berta. Perhaps they should hire a ‘real dog’ actor ala Goodbye Charlie and have the Sheen character reincarnated into a talented Hollywood hyper-horny, leg-humping pooch (Eddie on Frasier was pretty funny). Only problem is, the dog would probably upstage Ashton (no big feat). That alone would be funny to me, since he’s about the unfunniest actor I can think of.....and it is, after all, supposed to be a comedy.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 9:19:26 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: GeronL

Amen to that!


10 posted on 01/14/2013 9:56:04 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: XenaLee

The show’s theme is unfunny. All sitcoms are all about sex and perverted jokes these days.

Very boring.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 10:01:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, it certainly wan’t possible for the show to get any worse than it was before.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 10:05:22 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: eclecticEel

It’s on enough to skip the ones without Charlie.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 11:03:26 PM PST by Morris70
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To: GeronL

The kid had it right. It’s a perverted show.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 11:06:26 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: MinorityRepublican

You’ve a good eye, MinorityRepublican. For me, it was always Marin Hinkle who “made the show”. Without her, in her many incantations as Alan’s ex-wife/mother of Jake, I simply cannot watch anymore. I wonder if the producers ever realized Hinkle’s range in that role?


15 posted on 01/15/2013 12:42:37 AM PST by Kaneman (Santorum prevails, come hither and yon...)
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To: GeronL

Well....I have no problem with the sex as long as it’s tasteful and not over-done. It stops being funny if or when it’s not tasteful and is too vulgar, IMO. But the writing on the new 2 1/2 men just isn’t funny now. It must be the fact that I don’t care for Kuchner in the lead role. It’s just not a good fit.

Seinfeld had a lot of sex in it, but it was well-written and tasteful and the characters played off of each other perfectly. Ah well....nothing is perfect and even if it’s close, nothing stays the same.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 1:03:47 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: dangus
Every time I stopped for a second on Charlie Sheen’s 2 and a half men (or couldn’t get to the controller when it came on), every joke was about perverted sex.

I watched that show 3 times in the Sheen days, for about five minutes each time. The dialogue was so bad, so perverted, so devoid of class, that I would have been embarrassed if someone saw it on my TV while I was channel surfing just to see what was available.

17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:05:01 AM PST by stevem
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To: MinorityRepublican

The last episode I saw included a lengthy musical number (a la glee) titled “You’re a (big fizzy) Douche.” The show has gotten more gay and guys on it are wearing more make up than ever. They truly speak about toilet humor. It’s digusting. I am going to go take a shower now. Blech!


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:14:17 AM PST by austinaero
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To: MinorityRepublican

I understand why the left and mentally weak people watch this show. It is about irresponsible, immature men exposing the son of one of them ( I don’t know who and I don’t care) to bathroom talk, exploitation of women, treating women as sex objects and self-gratification.

There are millions of people who watch this show and like it. When I realized that, I knew that 0bama would be reelected. Truly half the people in this country have no measurable powers of reasoning, no ability to understand anything beyond the farmyard grunts of mating beasts, no ability to aspire to a higher level than the outhouse.

These are the people who reelected 0bama.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 5:50:57 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Cyman

Ashton Kutcher simply has no comedic nor dramatic talent. He shares the talentless but unbelievably still working award with Keanu Reeves.


I’m with you. I can’t look at that guy without seeing Kelso. He was only any good there because of a good cast of which he was a relatively small part.


Of topic, but sorta on topic: Have the writers TOTALLY ruined “Bones”? The lead character is acting like a clown, there are Toyota commercials written right into the script and, most of all, they regularly bash conservatives.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 9:13:43 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: XenaLee

I didn’t say there should be no sex on TV shows, I said that every show seems to do nothing else these days. It has gtten so excessive that I no longer watch prime time TV.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 2:48:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why is it that the longer a show goes on the more ridiculously gay and over the top spineless the main character gets?


22 posted on 01/15/2013 3:01:04 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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