Two and a Half Men Review: "A Fishbowl Full Of Glass Eyes"

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Significant time apparently passed in the Two and a Half Men universe because Alan was out of the looney bin this week and back in a completing remodeled of the Malibu Beach home.

In addition to humor, it turns out Charlie beats out Walden in yet another department: taste. Seriously, buddy. Green tile backsplash? Retro electronics in front of wood paneling? A computer desk where a piano used to be? Wow, I'm analyzing the set way too much.

Walden Meets a Girl

Back to the episode... After teasing us with what could have been a strong Jake installment in the intro, we returned again to the solo Walden show as he left his wingman behind with a quarter million frequent flyer miles and went on an awkward date with a charming English woman.

Meanwhile, Alan spent most of "A Fishbowl Full Of Glass Eyes" in and out of a pawn shop. But really it was an eye-opening chat with Berta and a fancy wedding ring that made this story.

Alan really seemed to be as terrible as Berta made him out to be, until he managed to redeem himself when he pulled out a rhodium and platinum ring worth enough digits to make up a phone number (yeah, over a million).

The thing that always makes Alan work is the ridiculous line he walks between deplorable and pathetic. This week he was dangerously close to making me hate the guy, only to have him bounce back as he took a plunge into the ocean.

No, it wasn't nearly as funny as last week's half hour. But it also didn't rely on any dream sequence gimmicks and delivered some solid bromance building between Walden and Alan.

They're not exactly ready to be signed up for our dynamic duo poll, but they might just make it to another season. And maybe by then Jake will find his way back from whatever city it was with an Eiffel Tower in the background.


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I only check to see how well the show is doing these days, as I will not watch garbage. If everyone stopped watching the producers would have to end the show. It's past time people!


Jonathan Banks from Breaking Bad is the pawn shop owner.


Jonathan banks from breaking bad is the pawn
Shop owner.


Who in the world came up with this lovelorn Walden character?! The name alone digs the character's grave before he utters a word! And the 'I love my ex so much..' attitude has got to go...along with the beard and the mangy hair.


Hello I am hopeful they will bring Charlie back too, yes, we only have Rose as the bearer of the news, so maybe he will be alive and enjoying high jinks in Paris somewhere!? If he goes back to his wonderful malibu house on the beach, what the hell will he think happened as the new makeover is horrendous. The show is falling apart with out charlie. I find the new bloke Irksome, he is a big fat Irk!


Well I must agree I still keep watching to see if the director can proof that the show is more that charile, because the whole cast seems lost without him . There is no more chemistry.Now all u can see is acting without any soul. If u are a true fan, u will know what I mean :(.

Lemor aquarius

i think two & a half men will succeed again if charlie & his brother alan had either a charlie twin brother they never knew about or a cousin that looks like charlie. also their mother was the only one that knew about the twin brother or the look a like cousin.


Maybe Jake landing in France was a lead-up to bring charlie back. He was "killed' in france by rose, they never did show his actual body, so it could have been a set-up and jake will somehow run into him next episode, thus saving the show! Because if not this show is fucked.


The actor playing the pawn shop owner is Jonathan Banks.


This was the worse episode of the new season yet- I didn`t even laugh once- Put this show to bed if you can`t write a proper script!! It is supposed to be a comedy show- Bring back Charlie Sheen or end our misery now- What a very sad ending for what once was the best show on TV!!!!
God Bless re-runs!!!!!!!!!

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Two and a Half Men Season 9 Episode 9 Quotes

Walden: Your son makes one heck of a wingman.
Jake: You make it easy boss.

In the dating game, wedding rings are like kryptonite. If superman was a vagina.