QUICK AND DIRTY
CBS is not messing around when it comes to moving on with their hit show Two and a Half Men. With Charlie Harper’s (Charlie Sheen) death in the season premiere and his replacement Walden Schmitt (Ashton Kutcher) already purchasing his beachside villa, it seemed clear that the show had moved on and hopes that the record breaking 28 million viewers that tuned in to see the season nine premiere could do the same.
BACK TO BASICS
In the second episode of Two and a Half Men’s ninth season, things seemed to move a whole lot slower than they did in the premiere. The first episode set the internet and twitter abuzz with how quickly everything was changing, but It was almost as if CBS had jumped right back in to their tried and tested formulaic style for the show in the second episode. We do learn quite a bit more about Charlie Harper’s (Charlie Sheen) youthful replacement Walden Schmidt.
“IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG, THEN I AM… WRONG”?
The billionaire has no idea how to take care of himself at all, which helps segue in to him keeping Berta on the show as his live-in maid. At one point we see just how childish and helpless Walden really is when he calls his ex Bridget (Judy Greer) to ask her what kind of shampoo he uses that “doesn’t sting his eyes”, the answer being baby shampoo. The Billionaire’s ex tells him he “has the emotional maturity of a 12-year-old.” It is this level of maturity that enables Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) to weasel his way into moving in to the villa with Walden. Alan is there just until he finds a place; a month tops (Hmmm…). Prior to imposing himself on Walden, Alan was stuck living with his mommy, he was forced to get out after being in the house during one of his mothers wild sexual encounters that included leather masks and “umbrella” as a safety word.
At one point during the second show it almost seemed as if CBS couldn’t quite move on from Charlie Harper. A beautiful woman comes knocking on the door looking for Charlie. She is devastated and begins to cry once Alan breaks the news of Charlie’s death. Then Walden walks in wearing nothing but a towel, which makes the girl, forget all about Charlie and she doesn’t even remember why she was crying. Was that CBS’s way of telling the viewers that we should do the same? Just forget one of the Two and a Half Men that made the show what it was for 8 season’s?