Skip to comments.Can Two and Half Men Survive Without Charlie?
Posted on 09/22/2011 8:05:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
What was that thud Monday night? Oh yeah, it was the season premiere of Two and Half Men without Charlie Sheen!
Two and Half Men, a long time running favorite, had 28 million viewers on the September 19ths season premiere episode titled, All Will Be Revealed. Sheen's hairy replacement, Ashton Kutcher, did reveal a lot in the literal sense because of his naked scenes that were placed strategically throughout the episode. But, what was really revealed were the 9500+ negative comments posted on Two and Halfs Facebook page that suggested that Sheens aftermath of his altered fury has buried the chance of Two and Half Men to continue on as a fan favorite without good ol Charlie.
The reveal episode opened with the funeral for Charlies untimely death that may or may not have been caused by his newly wedded wife, Rose. Rose, his long time on again, off again stalker girlfriend, found Charlie in the shower with another woman on day number 2 of their union and the next thing you know, Charlie is dismembered after he fell in front of an oncoming train in Paris leaving nothing but financial despair for his beach front property.
Ashtons character came to play as a man who chickened out of committing suicide because the water was too cold. He stopped by Sheens beach home looking for a phone and maybe a reason to be brought into the episode, too. Whatever it was, it flopped.
The question remains, will Charlie be brought back from the dead to help resurrect the show, or will this be another end to an era? Judging by the Facebook comments, the network needs to swallow their pride, fasten their seatbelt and get ready for another frenzied ride on the Charlie train.
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No the real question is why is it still on the air. Why wasn’t it canceled after six episodes.
I’ve survived without 2 1/2 men for years and don’t care one way or the other if it survives.
I don’t think it will hold its current audience, but if Ashton Kutches does the nude thing on a regular basis, it could attract a new, different audience.
A more important question is, “Why would anyone care if it survives”!!
Uh, no offense intended, but who cares?
Charlie Sheen is a turd, and it’s impossible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
The “kid” is now a grown up. It should be called “3 boring men”.
28 million viewers minus 9500 negative commenters still leaves lots of viewers.
98% of TV is pure crap. That show is one of the crappiest.
I hope it has now jumped the shark.
I watched it until Kelso came on. He’ll always be Kelso to me. I like(d) That 70’s Show but always liked Kelso the least of all the characters.
Oh, and WTF happened to Jenny McCarthy’s face? WOW! BAD, BAD SURGERY. She used to be so pretty.
Too many haters on this thread. Anyway, That 70s Show was awesome and so was Two Men and a Half until Charlie Harper had to be killed off because in real life, he went crazy.
Well..if you are a woman. I feel for you....
If you are a man...I never knew.
Yep. Chazz Sheen “seems” to be saner these days...rehab, perhaps?
Two and a Half Men, like The Office, are on the last toe of their last leg; you can’t ditch the series star and still go on.
Who gives a crap and why is this even posted on FR?
Ignore Hollyweird and maybe it’ll go away.
Charlie Harper was Charlie Sheen was 2 1/2 Men.
When Hollywood said they didnt want him no more, they said goodbye to his runaway train life as a sitcom and cash cow for everyone. Can you really believe that Hollywood said that he was too far gone and refused to make (more) money off his crazy lifestyle??(!!)??
Just when you think you can count on something.
I enjoyed the show and have all the old episodes on disk.
But I could only stand 10 minutes of the first episode without Charlie.
Comedy is a very fragile thing and if you try too hard or modify a working recipe even a little it falls apart.
They were trying way too hard to be funny... it was an epic fail.
“I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character,” Sheen said. “Anything less would have been an insult!”
Charlie Sheen on the death of Charlie Harper
If the rest of the planet can survive without Charlie Sheen, then certainly about anything else can.
wouldn’t be a loss at my house.
Since it was brought up on a UARS thread, getting killed by a "big ole'
frozen hunk of 'butt release'" (aka a "Boeing Bomb") would have been
the way for him to go.
There was a funny line in that episode. I can’t remember what it was but I remember there was.
I think it would have been a lot funnier if they had hired writers. They may want to consider that in the future.
No, no and no, not funny anymore, the show is Charlie and you can not replace the show.. you know what I mean.
All good things come to an end. It’s time the sitcom was put out of it’s misery. Talk about reaching...
What is this....television...that you people speak of? Something from the twentieth century, perhaps?
Charlie may be gone. and that’s a good thing.
But the vulgar crap is still there. I pass again.
Everyone seemed flat, and the writers didn't come up with hardly any good comedy.
It's the last season, if it lasts that long.
Strange, stopped watching Spin City cause of him.
It wasn’t cancelled because it made the company money. Why are you against capitalism?
Didn’t watch it but, Sheen’s character was pushed in front of a train in Paris by a crazy GF? Nice.
I’d rather watch a show about a French detective’s efforts to bring her to justice than Ashton Kutcher. (an older woman recently surprised me with the comment “I wouldn’t throw him out of bed”)
“Walden Schmidt” a suicidal billionaire? Sounds lame.
Jon Cryer has always been the “half” a man in the title. ;-D
You beat me to it.
Now take away my re-runs of Law & Order and I might pitch a fit. . . . . . .
Agree. Aren't the promos they show during NFL games revolting enough?
He was Kelso but just longer hair and rich.
Many a sitcom has tried to survive when someone leaves the stage - and failed.
I think this one will, too.
Check out this article - mentions Kelso’s show.
I’ve never watched this show and never intend to. Same thing with these Jersey Shore shows.
That is so cute - against capitalism.
I guess I should have phased the question as why on earth would anyone waste time watching that drivel.
Scripts were juvenile, acting mediocre and the premise was idiotic.
[...it could attract a new, different audience.]
This may be a clue: When the Jon Cryer character makes the statement to the Ashton character ... “I can’t get your penis out of my mind”, the gay community was probably simply beside themselves with uncontrolled giggling.