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Thursday, October 27, 2011

ok, continuing with the reviews started on the previous post, CBS Primetime Monday:


                                            Two and a Half Men


Two and a Half Men is a nine year old sitcom that airs new episodes on CBS prime-time, and older ones on FOX in the afternoons, starting off with Charlie Sheen as the philandering jingle writing main character, who's brother Alan, (played by John Cryer) and nephew Jake (Played by Angus T Jones) moved in with him after Alan broke up with his wife. It went on with that cast for eight seasons, pairing up all three lunatics with different steady girlfriends, and in the case of Sheen, and Cryers characters, always somehow managing to break them up. Continually going down-hill after each breakup, becoming more, and more inappropriate as time went on. Partially due to the fact that Sheen was becoming more, and more like his character of the same first name. and finally getting to the point where, due to a disagreement with CBS, and several offhand comments about the network and shows creator, along with the fact that Sheen was in rehab lead to the producers killing Sheen's Character off in a train accident(?) and replacing him with Ashton Kutcher. (Who's characters name is Walden Schmidt) and Alan having to sell the house to Walden to pay off the mortgages on the house, and his brothers various other debts. at first, they had Alan and Jake living at Alan's mothers house, but they left within 10 minutes (Real time, not show time) and went to stay for a bit @ the old house, (Now Walden's) and are there to stay indefinitely. Walden's wife left him, and he was suicidal at the time he washed up on the Malibu beach behind Charlie's house. he bought the house at the beginning of the second episode (or the end of the first) of the season. and all i can say about the new take the show has is this: DON'T SCREW IT UP! because, only time will tell if this new take, on a rather old show can tell if it is worth watching, or if the eight o' clock hour on CBS needs to be avoided at all costs. another review coming soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls

Okay, time to get down to the reviewing business! We're starting out with new and returning TV shows!

First off, CBS Monday comedies, starting with How I Met Your Mother:
How I Met Your Mother is a not so good show that got worse as time went on.
It went from a show that was inspired by a somewhat dumb, but serviceable idea ("let's write about our friends and the stupid stuff we did in New York,") with a story that should have ended in one season, to a vehicle for Neil Patrick Harris.
Las I checked, he was supposed to be a supporting actor. Tut he seems to have become the main character as far as marketing is concerned. Both on the syndicated episodes on FOX, and also for the new episodes on CBS.
That's not a particularly huge complaint compared to the fact that the show has been working off a concept that probably should have been wrapped up in the third season or so. The writers and actors have admitted that they don't know who the mother is going to be, which means that they don't really have any kind of planned ending for the show. That would be alright if the jokes were any good, but they're basically re-using a lot of tired humor these days, either from previous seasons, or from other more inspired pieces of comedy. Or else they're just outright not funny. No matter how you look at it, the show and actors seem pretty tired of what they're doing.
Next up is 2 Broke Girls.

Two Broke Girls is a somewhat new show about a twenty-something waitress from Brooklyn who makes supposedly great red velvet cupcakes, and the also twenty-something daughter of a Manhattan ponzi-schemer turned waitress who's father scammed most of NYC in a somewhat Madoff-esque snafu, who both happen to work a the same diner, and have since become friends, and partners in a plan to open a cupcake shop, which will cost them $250,000. At the end of each show, they have a money counter that goes up, or down, depending on the circumstances. As of yet, it hasn't gone down. Oh yeah, I forgot, they also have a horse named Chestnut, who lives in  their yard. Only time will tell if the show is worth the half an hour a week that it takes.

That's all for now! The Big Bang Theory is on, and I love it to death! More reviews later!

Images from IMDB.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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