Two and a Half Men
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  • One of the best shows on TV today in my opinion that is a have to see every week is the comedy called Two and a Half Men on Monday nights on CBS
  • I think it has the perfect blend of different types of humor to appeal to a wide audience
  • Charlie and Alan Harper have this Mother, played by Holland Taylor, that they both dislike, that is pretty much the only thing these two agree on
  • It's definitely geared to adults with the subject matter being what it is

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      One of the best shows on TV today in my opinion that is a “have to see” every week is the comedy called “Two and a Half Men” on Monday nights on CBS. I think it has the perfect blend of different types of humor to appeal to a wide audience.

      The show centers around Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper. He’s a loveable, self-centered, egotistical, womanizer who is highly overpaid and living far too exorbitant a lifestyle for simply writing advertising jingles .

      Charlie lives the good life, drinking too much, sleeping with far too many women and generally enjoying himself while living the bachelor life in his beach house on Malibu.

      The fun ensues when his brother, Alan, played by Jon Cryer, a straight laced, moral, compulsively neat chiropractor, who is going through a messy divorce asks if he can move in with Charlie “just for awhile” til he gets on his feet.

      Add to this, Alan’s son, Jake, played by Angus T. Jones, an overweight, lazy food junkie, who visits his Dad and Uncle Charlie for weekends and school vacations. Suddenly Charlie’s carefree,


      sleep til noon, drink brandy for breakfast type of lifestyle is overshadowed with child rearing dilemmas and teenaged angst. It becomes a never ending battle between brothers trying to decide to teach Jake to always take the moral high ground or in the alternative teach Jake how to follow in the footsteps of his favorite (and only) Uncle Charlie who in Jake’s mind is the epitome of everything he hopes he’ll be when he grows up.

      You couldn’t have two more opposite brothers if you tried. As uptight, controlled and moral as Alan Harper is, his brother Charlie Harper takes happy go lucky, laid back, cavalier, and irresponsible to whole new levels!

      Charlie and Alan Harper have this Mother, played by Holland Taylor, that they both dislike, that is pretty much the only thing these two agree on. She is not the mothering sort at all and she never misses an opportunity to act like a domineering shrew and it’s obvious from the brother’s attitudes about their Mother’s well known sex life that she’s the parent that Charlie must take after.

      Alan’s ex-wife, Judith, played by Marin Hinkle,


      • does a great deal of eye rolling when learning of Charlie’s or Alan’s latest adventures which she usually hears about from her son, Jake. She’s forever trying to accuse Alan of not being a good father to Jake and always looking to find fault in his lifestyle, which of course Charlie provides her constantly without even meaning to.

        Charlie has a fat housekeeper with a smart mouth too, Berta, played by Conchata Ferrill, who is one of the funniest characters on the show. This household could not exist without her existence to keep everything running. She’s nothing but a string of smart aleck comments as she does the day to day upkeep of this house of men.

        Most every episode, there is also a visit from Charlie’s neighborhood stalker, Rose, played by Melanie Lynsky. Rose, who was originally one of Charlie’s one night stands, seems to manage to get into Charlie’s house whether it’s locked or not and she’s the typical fatal attraction wannabe hovering over Charlie and waiting for her chance with him.

        The show has seen Alan’s son Jake go from a 10 year old watching

        his parents go through a divorce, bouncing back and forth between households to a curious, teenager, who tries to do what his Dad Alan wants, but finds himself spending an awful lot of time admiring his Uncle Charlie and the cool, fun lifestyle that seems rather appealing to Jake.

        Given the lifestyle of Charlie Sheen’s character, as you might imagine, adult topics are often in the plot of each episode and it becomes a fine balance between dealing with the adult dilemma of the week, while hiding it from young Jake.

        I really don’t like many of today’s sitcoms. I often say they have lost all the really good writers who did the shows we all remember and love like All in the Family, The Cosby Show and Golden Girls. Two and a Half men is brilliantly written and the comedic lines are executed with the most talented and perfectly timed precision. It’s definitely geared to adults with the subject matter being what it is. It’s not your typical Friday night sitcom for the kids. This is no Brady Bunch! I hope this show ends up on for another 10 years.




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