Channel Surfing: TWO AND A HALF MEN, CASTLE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER & More!

I’ll be damned! After months of teasing the world with an advertising campaign that promised that all will be revealed, last night’s Ashton Kutcher-infused TWO AND A HALF MEN did just that. Unfortunately, complete with incredibly juvenile fart jokes and raunch sexual “humour” that would have totally killed in a seventh grade classroom, the revelation went a little something like so: 16 28 million viewers can be wrong, especially when they continue to tune in and make TWO AND A HALF MEN television’s most watched comedy.

And speaking of revelations, still reeling from last night’s big one that had Beckett admitting to her new therapist (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE’s Michael Dorn) that she was conscious for Castle’s “I love you” following the aftermath of last May’s shocking shooting? We sure as heck are! Which is why we wanted to take this opportunity to give kudos to executive producer Andrew Marlowe and his team of talented writers for believably keeping this will-they-or-won’t-they-interesting. No really. Unlike other shows that tend to concoct relationship roadblocks by tossing in yet another tired third party to get in between our star crossed lovers, CASTLE continues to delay the inevitable in the right way by ensuring that Beckett will never be in the place she needs to be for a happy and healthy relationship with Castle until she solves the haunting mystery of her mother’s murder. And you know what, assuming that investigation doesn’t last for say, the next six seasons, we’re kind of okay with that.

No Mother. No Bride. No Problem!. Or at least that was our reaction to last night’s back-to-back episodes of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER which delivered the one thing we’ve been rooting for since way back in season one. The adorable Ashley Williams’ Victoria — also known as Ted’s only relationship outside of Robin that we truly ever found ourselves investing in — is back. And while it remains to be seen what exactly brought Victoria back into the fold, and more importantly, what role she plays in the continuing and often-times frustrating tale of how Ted Mosby met the titular you know who, executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will be pleased to discover that they just bought themselves quite a bit of good will with last night’s shocker.

As if forcing us to tune into last night’s TWO AND A HALF MEN wasn’t bad enough, Charlie Sheen’s massively overhyped and surprisingly unfunny Comedy Central Roast had us saying one thing we never in a million years thought we would: We miss Donald Trump.

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  • I literally jumped up, threw my arms in the air and cheered when Victoria showed up.  Even though we know she can’t be the mother, I couldn’t agree more with bringing her back. (and yes, Ted Mosby, I do mean literally in the literal way, as in it actually happened).

  • I literally jumped up, threw my arms in the air and cheered when Victoria showed up.  Even though we know she can’t be the mother, I couldn’t agree more with bringing her back. (and yes, Ted Mosby, I do mean literally in the literal way, as in it actually happened).

  • Anonymous

    See, that’s what we’re programming to:  16-million morons.  It’s a no-win situation.  Once a loser, always a loser.  No wonder this country’s in the shape it’s in. 

  • Anonymous

    I stand corrected…and mortified.  28-million morons.  Well, Chaz, I guess your earlier predictions of horrible ratings were as screwy as you are. 

  • Anonymous

    I watched Hope Solo vs DWTS and Castle. Loved that Castle is doing so well. Also nice to see 2.5 Men is just as worth ignoring as ever. I wondered if they were going to change things up more than just the casting, but I guess they kept their version of humor too.

  • New Two and a half man is far better that I expected and better than previous 3 seasons. I doubt that it will be worth watching, but Chuck Lorre kind a proved the point that everyone can be replaced. In the end, not very good before, about the same now.