So season 9 of Two and a Half Men premiered on September 20th,2011 where around 28 million viewers tuned in to watch Charlie Sheen’s character of Charlie Harper die off and be replaced with a depressed billionaire, Walden Schmidt, played by Ashton Kutcher.
Well, first off I have to say that not only was this the worst episode of Two and a Half Men I have ever seen but the way they ended his character was just in poor taste and just flat out awful. And the fact that not a single person seemed to care that he was dead was just insult to injury. The show leads you to believe that Rose murdered Charlie because he was caught cheating on her so she pushed him in front of an oncoming train as he exploded into a pile of blood and meat. Everyone else at the funeral consisted mostly of Charlie’s ex-girlfriends who just insulted him and complained about all the STDs they caught from having sex with him. Even Charlie’s mom faked sadness to try and sell his Malibu beach house. This episode was really painful to watch.
When Alan was left alone with the urn that held his brother’s remains it was the only part of the episode that was ALMOST touching… until Ashton Kutcher’s character suddenly appeared on the balcony to scare Alan and make him spill Charlie’s ashes all over the floor which had to be Chuck Lorre’s final way of saying, fuck you Charlie Sheen, you’ve been replaced.
I don’t agree with either said fully during the dispute that caused all of this, but if you want to fire Charlie Sheen for doing what he did than fine but cancel the show too so it can end on a high…. decent note. By trying to get the final word and prove you don’t need Charlie Sheen to do the show you’re really just running your own show into the ground. I mean sure a lot of people tuned in to see how you killed off Charlie Harper but I believe it was more based around curiosity as I’m almost certain that the numbers will drop drastically after the next episode or two.
Even if you hate Charlie Sheen you have to agree that he was the show. Take his character away and the chemistry doesn’t work anymore. You can’t just replace his character with someone that slightly resembles his personality and call it a day. It doesn’t fucking work that way. It’ll probably take two and a half episodes for people to realize that this show fucking sucks without Charlie Sheen. So Chuck Lorre call it a day and just focus on The Big Bang Theory. Despite what you want to think, Two and a Half Men is a failed attempt at this point.
Now, it might be too early to tell but if I had to rate this show as of now I’d have to give it a 1 out of 5. I’ll make a half-assed prediction and say that this is probably going to be the show’s last season or at the very best second to last season.
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