It has become pretty clear the concept behind CBS revamped ‘Two and a Half Men’ which airs Monday nights on channel 5 in Phoenix. Two grown men with Peter Pan complexes trying to grow up under the misguided direction of a mischevious live in maid. It is a recipe for disaster and that is most likely exactly what the writers and producers are looking for this season to shake things up. The only thing that is not abundantly clear is how the ‘half man’ Jake fits into the story at this point.
His only scene this week was when Alan left him at the Malibu beach house after moving into ‘mommys’ for a little while. Being a typical teenager he simply shrugged and went back to his room when Alan didn’t answer his call. What we did see was Evelyn has an extremely healthy (or not so healthy depending on your view point) sex life and Alan moving into her home was going to get in the way of all the fun she plans on having.
So when Walden shows up at his door with some interesting books like ‘How to Hypnotize a Woman into Liking You’ and asks Alan if he would like to ‘hang out’, Alan jumped at the chance to get out of the house and the crazy screams coming from mommy’s bedroom.
Just imagine the kind of misdeeds a billionaire who has the emotional maturity of a 12 year old and a middle aged man who has not had fun in ages (and has always been taken care of) can get into. First Walden took out his frustration on the road as he weaved in and out of traffic (causing Alan to scream and wet himself and the seat) until they wound up at Walden’s mansion. After Bridget (played by Judy Greer); Walden’s ex wife makes it clear he is not welcome there, the two men decide to jump the fence. Which seemed like a good plan until Bridget turned on the electricity as the boys straddled the top of the fence. Despite her insistence that she wanted them to leave, the stunt got them in the house.
Walden begged for another chance and told Bridget he could change. Bridget didn’t believe him and sent them packing. This only fueled the rest of the night (which we don’t see). What we do see is Alan waking up on top of Walden in a deck chair (both naked), the balcony peppered with emplty beer bottles, and both of them feeling the pain of an obvious hang over. As they tried to remember how they got in that position, Berta spoke up telling them she suggested they go skinny dipping… (Berta is a naughty girl).
As the guys are preparing for the day, a strange woman jumps up on the deck. She asks for Charlie and Alan has to tell her he passed away. She starts crying but immediately stops when Walden walks in wearing nothing but a towel. She turns her attention to him and forgets Alan was ever there. The door bell rings and it is Bridget, willing to give Walden another try. Alan immediately jumps in and says the bikini clad woman is his girlfriend and he chases her out the door. Despite his own Peter Pan complex, Alan seems to be in the role of the adult in their relationship. Walden offers to let Alan stay… and suddenly, Alan is baaacccckkkk!
How did you like the second half of the season premiere? Will you be watching Two and a Half Men now that Charlie is gone and Walden in on the scene? Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts.
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