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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Boy do we miss Charlie, This show barely gets a chuckle out of me..
We removed all the funny stuff fronm Charlies reign, like his womanizing
which was hilarios and made the show work and others could play off it.
Ashton should stick to being a pretty boy and run back to Demi, who I would worship if I had her. If this show makes it a season I'll be suprised


wow, I was forced to watch the show I am a charlie fan and swore off the show but I watched, I couldnt help thinking what a freaken train wreck, the laugh track played at the oddest times nothing was funny, it all seemed so awkward and forced and Berta what the hell happened to her, her character was pathetic before now she is a sponging looser just like Allen, what the hell are the writers going for. this episode got worse than last weeks if thats possible. I will not be watching again unless the bring Charlie back from the dead like they bought Spock back in Star Trek this show will die a slow and painful death and Charlie would have won, Charlie already has won!


The episodes get worse and worse. They better start looking for a replacement show. No one on the show is funny anymore; even Cryer has lost his comic mojo, and the laugh track is so irritating and inappropriate. Ashton is the worst!


Bring Charlie back as a GHOST...otherwise bury this show NOW!!
This show is dead....Charlie is "WINNING"...this show's chemistry is NOT!


Sorry Charlie (Chuck)!
Big Girls Don’t Throw Food was also a swing and a miss.
Your writers and laugh track editors need help.

Mary offenburg

Bring back Charlie or get rid or Ashton- the original cast is still very funny, I hate Ashtons character. The show would be better with just Allen, Berta, Jake and the rest of the original cast.


tried to watch again. show still sucks, im done with it


as bad as Whitney, I give it a few more weeks, just pathetic, 3 weeks and not a laugh, that's it for me


I really like the old cast of two and a half men and was so hoping it would work. Sorry!!!I know Charlie messed up but you are not going to have a show without him. It just doesn't work....very disappointed!!!!


The show is nothing without Charlie. He might of been a bad influence but that was his place in the show, and nobody could act that out as good as him. We want Charlie!

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