TWO AND A HALF MEN Comes Full Circle with New ‘Half Man’ (Review)

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Meet Louis, the Cheez-It loving, drawing extraordinaire, and our new ‘half man’. In “Oontz Oontz Oontz,” Walden and Alan became foster parents to a timid young boy with a face good enough for commercials, but the last thing Alan would want is a six year-old making more money than him.

After almost adopting a newborn in last week’s 250th episode, only for the birth mother to rescind on her offer, Ms. McMartin suggested that Walden and Alan adopt an older child. In came Louis, an adorable nugget who has been passed around from foster home to foster home for no explicable reason. And though it took some getting used to, he eventually felt right at home with his new daddy, Walden, and his new mommy, Alan. [Read more...]

About Last Night: CBS Thursday Comedy Recap

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Chuck Lorre is currently dominating 50% of CBS’ Thursday night lineup, and with some of the best multi-camera sitcoms television presently has to offer.

Last night, minor surgeries, affordable housing, and marriage fraud were hot topics among ‘Lorreland’. Brief recaps of each await you after the jump! [Read more...]

TWO AND A HALF MEN Recap: The Ol’ Balls and Chain

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Season 12 | Episode 2 | “A Chic Bar in Ibiza” | Aired Nov 6, 2014

Walden Schmidt is ready to be a father, even if that means marrying Alan Harper.

In “A Chic Bar in Ibiza,” Mr. and Mr. Harper-Schmidt said “I do,” but not before one last lovers’ spat. The wedding was almost called off when Walden asked Alan to sign a pre-nup, insulting his bridezilla-to-be and threatening his chance to adopt a child.

Luckily, when a man loves a woman another man, he can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else. After talking it out with their mothers, the two agreed that their fight was nonsensical, and Alan agreed to Walden’s request. [Read more...]

TWO AND A HALF MEN Recap: An Elephant in the Room

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Season 12 | Episode 1 | “The Ol’ Mexican Spinach” | Aired Oct 30, 2014

“Two and a Half Men” might be coming to an end, but it has only just begun to tackle its most controversial storyline yet.

In “The Ol’ Mexican Spinach,” everyone was in for a spook on All Hallows’ Eve when Walden was rushed to the emergency room following a minor heart attack. The newly placed stent in his heart couldn’t fill the void of loved ones, though. As the lonesome billionaire depressingly put things, the only people who give a damn about him are Alan, Berta and his seemingly distant mom.

After a failed marriage to Bridget, a failed marriage proposal to Zoey, and a destined-to-fail relationship with Kate, Walden isn’t keen on the idea of any further romantic entanglements. All he really wants is his own Jake – a son who isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions, like when the fourth of July falls in our current calendar year.

Walden’s decision to bring a child into his home isn’t made easy by his newly recruited adoption lawyer (Aisha Tyler, “The Talk”). As it turns out, large pockets and devilishly good looks won’t help our protagonist on his quest to fatherhood, as adoptions are almost always granted exclusively to married couples. Frustrated by the outcome, and realizing that Alan’s the closest thing he’ll ever have to a committed relationship (it’s not like he’s ever leaving that Malibu beach house), Walden gets down on one knee, and asks for his super friend’s hand in marriage. Together, they can adopt and raise a young boy, thus bringing “Two and a Half Men” full circle.

Walden’s desire to be a dad is perfectly understandable. What isn’t understandable is why a man with his wealth wouldn’t just avoid the adoption progress altogether and hire a private surrogate. Hopefully, that can be addressed in a not-so-distant future episode. After the honeymoon, of course.

This Just In: TWO AND A HALF MEN Officially Jumps the Shark

True to their word from last May, TWO AND A HALF MEN producers have begun to address their veteran show’s recent ratings slide by commencing the search for a young female actress to join the ranks. More interestingly still, according to a casting scoop from E! Online, “the the pivotal new role of Charlie Harper’s (Charlie Sheen) illegitimate daughter has been written as 21 years old, ‘sexy and gorgeous,’ and gay. The new character, Jenny, will share many traits with her deceased father, including her love of women.” As such, we here at theTVaddict.com would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our plea that the only way we’ll support such a blatantly jump-the-shark-esque manoeuvre is if the writing staff show a sense of humor about it and names the new character Olive.

SCANDAL! TWO AND A HALF MEN! SOUTHLAND! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

Biggest Shock: The hastag that flashed on screen at the end of this week’s SCANDAL said it all! 

Best Reason To Live on The East Coast: The above-mentioned hashtag wound up spoiling the surprise for West Coasters who saw it on Twitter hours before the episode aired in their timezone.

Luckiest Contestant: Abi, one of the least-liked players in SURVIVOR memory, has managed to avoid being voted out two weeks in a row, first thanks to an immunity idol and then by winning immunity.

Easiest Target: By opting to direct a documentary about herself, Beyonce all but assured that the word “narcissistic” would be used by every person reporting on the HBO project.

Most Predictable Reversal: Shortly after video surfaced of TWO AND A HALF MEN star Angus T. Jones urging people not to watch the “filth” for which he earns $350,000 an episode, the young man praised everyone involved with the show on which, it bears repeating, he makes $350,000 an episode. Wonder if that change of heart had something to do with the number 350,000? [Read more...]

Which Former Teen Idol Should Replace Angus T. Jones on TWO AND A HALF MEN?*

While we here at theTVaddict.com pride ourselves on focusing our coverage on the outlandish behavior of actors onscreen versus off, every once in a while a story comes along that simply demands our attention. Case in point, this morning’s surfacing of a YouTube video [Posted below] featuring TWO AND A HALF MEN co-star Angus T. Jones publicly lambasting the incredibly sweet gig that turned him into a household name.

According to the eighteen year old actor, who in the video offers up a testimony of sorts in support of a religious organization known as the Forerunner Chronicles*, ““If you watch TWO AND A HALF MEN, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth.”

According to us, Jones’ wish is our command! Heck, not only have we been anti-TWO AND A HALF MEN since its humble unfunny beginnings, we’d love nothing more than to help free the actor from the “shackles” of his $350,000 per week “job”. But not of course before having a little fun with it. After-all, having spent the better part of the past two decades glued to the very medium that Jones is so vehemently against, we know all too well and good that there are more than a handful of formerly famous faces that could use a break. Thus in the spirit of #FreeAngus we’ve decided to give back to a former teen idol in need, with that is, a little help from you. Which former star is most deserving of a second shot? Have your say, after the jump! [Read more...]

ONE TREE HILL! ALL MY CHILDREN! TWO AND A HALF MEN! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

Grossest Manipulation: “I’m not trying to sell a story,” said BACHELOR PAD’s Kasey to fellow contestants. “But just know the money is necessary for my grandmother to live.” Kudos, dude. You’ve finally proven yourself to be just as disgusting as your fame-whore girlfriend, Vienna. Enjoy yourself while you can, buddy, because the race is on to see whether your relationship or your time in the spotlight ends first.
 
Best Crossover: Holy Wrestlemania! A special Tuesday-night edition of SMACKDOWN featured stars from both this WWE franchise and its sister show, RAW, giving Syfy a nice ratings boost and fans of the genre an extra night of carnage.
 
Why Geeks Wet Themselves This Week: The New York Post reported that a sixth version of STAR TREK is in the works and will soon be pitched to CBS.
 
The “Well What Else Did He Have To Do” Award Goes To…: Chad Michael Murray, who, having all but squandered the buzz he had a few years back, will return for the final season of ONE TREE HILL. [Read more...]