On Monday, I put forth the theory — after having watched my first Super Bowl in its entirety — that high definition television (HDTV) makes anything on television more enjoyable. Last night I tested my theory on the CBS’s hit sitcom TWO AND A HALF MEN. Would my beautiful Sharp Aquos make Charlie Sheen funny? It didn’t.
Oddly enough, the improved picture on my television didn’t translate to the screen. In watching the entire episode of TWO AND HALF MEN I was subjected to a predictable story (Charlie and Alan fight over a girl), juvenile jokes that only an eight year old would find funny and worst of all Jon Cryer (possibly the most unappealing actor on TV). The lesson here: Just because it’s in high definition, doesn’t mean you should mindlessly choose to watch it.