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Old 10-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Two and a Half Men: Season Nine Thread

[housekeeping note: This is a show that rarely has any threads. But with all the Charlie Sheen/Ashton Kutcher controversy, we need a place for ongoing TCF-TV discussion. Note that there are already threads for Eps 1 and Eps 2.]

Watched episode 3 last night "Big Girls Don't Throw Food". There were moments of old-time 2.5Men humor. But for the most part, I'm not feeling it. The Walden Schmidt character just isn't funny. He's childish, but there's no humor in that. (food fight? seriously?) And they are wasting Judy Greer.

I'll hang in there for a few more episodes, but unless something changes...
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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This ep was a TINY step up from 1 and 2 eps, but not by much.

Still not feeling the love either for Kutcher's character.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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I said last week I'd give it 1 more chance and after last night's episode, I'm sorry to say I'm out. I used to love the show but I just can't stand Kelso/Ashton. There is more I don't like, but his character (or lack thereof) is the main reason.

Sorry for the threadcrap.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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I said last week I'd give it 1 more chance and after last night's episode, I'm sorry to say I'm out. I used to love the show but I just can't stand Kelso/Ashton. There is more I don't like, but his character (or lack thereof) is the main reason.

Sorry for the threadcrap.
No need to apologize, as far as I'm concerned. I've always watched the show. I liked it a lot. I don't even really dislike Ashton. But at this point, he's truly doing nothing for me either. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to justify hanging on at this rate. There were a thousand different ways they could have had Allan and Jake staying at the house, but the one they chose was just kind of stupid and without much entertainment value.

There is a strong chance, at this point, that the chemistry is just no longer there.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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I still plan to give the show like 5 episodes total before giving up. I really don't like the Kelso character. Him being a "child" is such a change from what Charlie was. When he slept with the 2 girls the first episode, I figured that meant he would become another Charlie. Disappointed to see him just being a big baby.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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...When he slept with the 2 girls the first episode, I figured that meant he would become another Charlie. Disappointed to see him just being a big baby.
That's another point...we are suppose to believe that he is so heart broken about not being with her and that's all that he can think of yet in the first episode, after just being kicked ,he has a 3some and then whatever he did with Alan's ex. Pick a side and get off the fence.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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Done with this show. When the only chuckles (and two minor ones at that) come from Jake comments, you KNOW it's bad...
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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I think it was a slight step down.. but still funny. I liked the references to Charlie.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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I was never a huge 2.5 men fan in the first place. I actually think Ashton K is OK. I'm not a hater in any way.

But....this show is pretty bad now. There's no conflicts with any other show so I'll keep DVR'ing it but it's really not good.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:34 AM   #10
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SP gone.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #11
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I think part of what made it funny was the total opposite nature of the Alan/Charlie pairing. The Alan/Walden pairing seems a lot more like they are the same character. There's no playing off each other when they are both like they are.

SP deleted and I've been watching from the beginning and enjoying it. I just don't enjoy it at all any more.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #12
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Based on the first episode, I figured that Kelso would view things like Alan saved his life. Kelso was suicidal and Alan cheered him up and he ended the night in a threesome. I figured Kelso would feel obliged to let Alan and his son live with him. Maybe wouldn't especially like them being there, but felt like he owed his life to him.

So, after the first episode, I figured we'd have about the same show. I just don't know why they decided to make Kelso so different from Charlie. I keep watching every week to see Kelso become something different, but he ends up in a food fight with a little girl.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #13
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Let's face it, for the last couple of seasons, the show devolved into endless variations on the same 3 jokes. Ep. 3 was a step in the right direction, but it's got a long way to go to regain its standing. I'm still hoping that the show will eventually hit its stride with Ashton. I'm giving it time to get through the awkward character development phase.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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I'll dissent, I guess. I was growing really weary of Charlie last season. I've seen all the seasons (played catchup a couple years ago.)

Honestly, I think this Ashton thing could work. It's funny seeing the backbone of the show, Alan, having to be the grown up.

It's not ha ha ha funny, but I do enjoy it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:01 PM   #15
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My take is Jake has been promoted to man, and Kutcher is the new half man.
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My take is Jake has been promoted to man, and Kutcher is the new half man.
This. If you notice at the open, Kutcher is now in the position that Jake used to occupy at the top of the pyramid. Of course, that may be due to his height, but it have may a double meaning as well.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:20 PM   #17
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I watched last night's episode and I can see glimmer of hope. They seem to be slowly moving towards what I thought the show would be.
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Was that Jenny McCarthy on last nights episode?
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Was that Jenny McCarthy on last nights episode?
Yes. Yes, it was.
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Her character dated Charlie, right? I seem to remember her being on the first episode of this season at the funeral.
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Was that Jenny McCarthy on last nights episode?
Yes they were.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #22
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Her character dated Charlie, right? I seem to remember her being on the first episode of this season at the funeral.
She was Charlie's fiance briefly as well as Teddy's "daughter"/partner in crime back when he married Evelyn and died on their wedding day with his pants down.
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Her character dated Charlie, right? I seem to remember her being on the first episode of this season at the funeral.
Well, not dated so much as shared some sack time. She's been in several eps over the years. One where, along with Robert Wagner, she tried to con Charlie's mom out of a bunch of money.

Or, what Cearbhaill said.
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I watched last night's episode and I can see glimmer of hope.
I saw two glimmers.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #25
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Jenny sure is holding up well for sure!

The ep was pretty forgettable (as usual).

Not as bad as the last 3 but not great by any means.

Still an ok time killer since there isn't much else on TV that night.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #26
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Liked this episode. Each one gets a little better. This one had me laughing most of the time.

Forgot how funny Jane Lynch is as the shrink. Ta-da!
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I guess I've lost that lovin' feelin' for this show.

Nothing really funny at all on tonights episode..all predictable and very tired overall...he missed his ex..WE GET IT!! Move on from that stupid story line!!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #28
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endless variations on the same 3 jokes.

Ya, just endless variations on the same 3 jokes. Ashton is just too dumb and pathetic. I think it was the worst episode so far.
I miss Charlies' lectures to different characters. They always had a bunch of truth to them.
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I'm with astrohip. I generally don't like this show, even when Sheen was on it, but I found tonight's episode to be quite funny. It's supposed to be a comedy, I laughed, that's it.
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I guess I've lost that lovin' feelin' for this show.

Nothing really funny at all on tonights episode..all predictable and very tired overall...he missed his ex..WE GET IT!! Move on from that stupid story line!!!!
I'm at the same point, the SP is still there but it's taking a week or so to get to the episodes. I was with the show since the beginning and I'm just not finding it funny anymore. I do find Jake well written, but they've let me down with Berta.
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