Charlie Sheen reportedly wants out of 2.5 Men

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  1. Apr 2, 2010 #21 of 432
    TeighVaux

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    Interesting. I have always felt that the boy was miscast. I am not sure how much range he has as an actor. Seems like the show gives him one scene on the same theme each episode.

    I often wonder how the show might have been with a different boy cast as Jake. I could see the show continuing with the boy having been written out earlier on (or just always off camera or at his mom's) It's the Alan-Charlie dynamic that carries the show.

    I think the show jumped the shark when they moved Chelsea in.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 #22 of 432
    DevdogAZ

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    Not sure how tall he is (I'm sure he's still growing, so I don't believe any of the sites that list his height) but he was born Oct. 8, 1993, so he's currently 16 and will turn 17 this fall.
    So did it "unjump" when Chelsea moved out?

    I don't understand the hatred for Chelsea and her storyline. It's not unrealistic for someone like Charlie to eventually want to settle down. And she's got an amazing rack. ;)
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 #23 of 432
    tem

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    I think he was joking. :)

    The show is one of my guilty idiot pleasures. I'll record it when I remember but I won't stoop to setting up a season pass :) I've seen most all of them in syndication, I'd bet.

    To me, Jake was way funnier when he was little. He would at least have semi-intelligent lines/jokes and not just the constant sex/food/flatulence bits that they give him now.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 #24 of 432
    DevdogAZ

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    I figured he probably was, but I don't think Jake looks that old, so I was just pointing out that his true age matches up with the character's age. I know it's commonplace for 20-somethings to play teenagers on TV, but this isn't one of those situations.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 #25 of 432
    tem

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    I think the show should end with Jake going to college and both Charlie and Alan getting married. That'd give it 2-3 more seasons.

    No fuss, no muss, big ratings finale.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 #26 of 432
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    Yeah, Chelsea sucks (well, I'm not 100% sure, but I think I can say "literally". I'm sure Charlie wouldn't put up with her otherwise...).

    The show has gone downhill in the last year or two. Between Chelsea and Jake, its not as funny.

    But boy, it had a great number of years, and made me laugh my ass off many times!
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 #27 of 432
    Steve_Martin

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    It jumped the shark after the squab episode.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 #28 of 432
    TeighVaux

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    Often a TV show, after season one (or maybe two) will refocus the leads after the producers see which combinations work. Or which actors are strongest. Or a bit part gets bumped to a lead or costar role.

    That's almost a thread in itself. Maybe I will start one.:)

    Just my view from the bleacher seats but I think the focus was taken off Jake/Angus early on. I don't think that was the original intent. I could see a strong child actor being able to keep up with Charlie and Jon. Also looked like the mother and Berta got a bigger role.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 #29 of 432
    SorenTodd

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    I know it's apples and oranges, but when Jerry O'Connell left Sliders, the show totally went into the toilet. And the same thing could happen to Half Men if Charlie leaves.

    You could increase the screen time for Jake, Berta, the mom, etc. And that might work for half a season or so. But it still comes down to the show revolving around Charlie's house and what goes on there. How would you explain him being gone so long?
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 #30 of 432
    DevdogAZ

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    With enough notice to write it into this season's final episodes, it could be done fairly easily. Charlie has been going through some major life issues over the past few episodes, with Chelsea leaving him and then him pining for her. I think they could make it work if they had some kind of situation where Charlie realized it was his lifestyle that caused him to lose Chelsea, so he checks himself into rehab. Or maybe he meets some rebound girl and she talks him into taking her on an extended vacation. Or Charlie's kid's music thing blows up and he goes on tour. Or he gets put in jail, or any number of other things.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 #31 of 432
    MikeD99

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    Ewww, flatulence bits.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 #32 of 432
    marksman

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    Here are some of my current problems with Jake.

    He is too thin now. He has a roundish face, but he was kind of a slouch and doughy little kid, and now he is too thin. It ruins his impact. I know he is a 16 year old boy with plenty of time and money, so he is smart to be in shape or whatever, but would it kill him to add 25-30 lbs.

    Also the thing at the beginning when they are singing the theme and he morphs from little jake to big jake and his head goes off the screen, it just creeps me out.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 #33 of 432
    JLucPicard

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    I was thinking if Sheen leaves, at least they'll have to redo the open! That whole morphing thing is just a bit disturbing to me, too.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2010 #34 of 432
    JYoung

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    Ehhh, just get rid of Sheen/Charlie and have Berta move in.
    There's your Two and a Half Men.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2010 #35 of 432
    MegaHertz67

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    By herself. :)
     
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    Now there's a show I'd watch. Berta's hilarious.
     
  17. May 18, 2010 #37 of 432
    dilbert27

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    Being reported now that Charlie Sheen has agreed to continue on 2.5 men for another 2 seasons.
     
  18. May 18, 2010 #38 of 432
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    Sheen signed for two more years.





    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10121047.stm
     
  19. May 18, 2010 #39 of 432
    Alfer

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    Darn...I was hoping his replacement would be this wonderful comedic actor...:D
     
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    mcb08

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    I wonder how close he got to the $2M per episode he was reportedly asking for. I imagine that it will be a new high for a sitcom.
     

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