Two and a Half Men Review: "People Who Love Peepholes"

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So it's week two of Ashton Kutcher taking over for Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men - or Alan and Friends, as I like to affectionately call it. As of tonight, that is.

While Kutcher has grown on me slightly since last week (which isn't saying much) the show still just feels a little off.

Cleaning Up Walden

There were plenty of scenes in Men's previous eight seasons that did not feature Charlie, so I'm not even just blaming his absence. "People Who Love Peepholes" just didn't feel like Two and a Half Men. For example, take Berta.

I'm a huge Berta fan, but for some reason, they decided to give her a voiceover this week. When you're already going through such a huge change like swapping out your main star, do you really have to change up the format on us?

Tonight, we also met Walden's much talked about ex-girlfriend, Bridget, played by Judy Greer. I'm not convinced you're going to find a bigger Greer fan (just check my Facebook profile picture!), but I have to say... this casting just felt off.

Maybe I'm just getting cynical, but the ages feel out of whack on this show. Alan (Jon Cryer: 46) is now suddenly BFFs with Walden (Ashton Kutcher: 33), who used to date Bridget (Judy Greer: 36).

Yes, I realize Greer isn't much older than Kutcher, who's clearly no stranger to older women, but Hollywood always casts younger women and they've made me used to it. And Alan feels way too old to be hanging out with Peter Pan (though his house made me think much more MJ).

Before I offend too many people, I'm going to bring this review to a close. I'm glad the episode ended with Alan moving back into the Malibu beach house. We got that hurdle out of the way.

Now we just need to find a way to make Walen less idiotic and more likable. Then, we need to find a better form of comedic chemistry between Cryer and Kutcher.

There will never be perfect dynamic between the Harper brothers.  But we need to do a little better than tonight if this show is going to last more than the season.


Editor Rating: 2.7 / 5.0
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Hey Ashton, tweet this. You suck. Signed Ashton. wait... uhh... no you rock!! is that how I do it demi?


Hang in there people we still have 8 years of reruns to watch. Besides do you really think it will be that long before another network wants Charlie in a show that will crush 2.5 men.


Ashton Kutcher is still playing the character he played in "That 70's Show". He plays that character in every movie or TV show he's been in. Let's face Charlie Harper and Alan Harper had good chemistry together. I can't see Walden or Alan having anything in common except the same address. Such a shame!




This has ruened into a disater!!!! Ashton can not act, he is stupid and will never be able to bring to the table what Charlie did. Charlie was just a natural and Ashton is just a Dumb ........well you know. A real let down it is painful to watch!!!!! WE LOVE CHARLIE!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm a black man usually use to watching black sitcoms. However, I started watching this program this year (2011). Over the years, I would notice it as I flipped through the channels; but I was never a huge fan of Charlie Sheen, so I disregarded it. One day I decided to watch, for lack of better programs on said day, and I fell in love with it. I watch it everyday now (reruns 2003-2011/even from I'm addicted to it. To me, it is the best sitcom ever. I laugh so hard at this sitcom that I get dizzy and fall to the floor. I'm really upset that Charlie Sheen is gone. The show is just not the same. Eight years of success could not compel both sides to make up for the sake of fans. They must bring Charlie Sheen back, or this sitcom will not last. I still set my clock on Monday nights, though; and at least I still have eight years of reruns to enjoy.


Well, I gave it two chances, both of which were extremely difficult to sit through, and as far as I'm concerned, it didn't deserve a third chance. Not one bit funny. I hated the new Two and a Half Men so much that I can't even find words to describe it! Please bring Charlie back!


The first week was sort of funny, but not the same mojo. Wanted to give it a chance, want it to be funny. But it has progressively gotten worse. Last night was just painful to watch. Seems like they are trying to hard. With Charlie it just had a natural flow, no forced silly slapstick. There is a lot of talent on this show including Ashton, let them be there characters again. I will give it one more chance, so make it happen..................


Jake and Alan make the show. Sad to think that Ashton makes more than them. Ha kinda the life style that Charlie lives and brought to the screen is what most people want to see. If your a smart man Chuck you might want to re-asses your stand with Charlie and be the bigger person, after all Charlie did make the show much better.


The entire show is really sad now. I gave it 3 chances....strike out! Bring back Charlie Harper after all there never was a body was there???

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