A Half Men: Season 3
the creator of Roseanne comes
the smile-a-minute Two And A Half Men
Americas Number One Emmy
Award-nominated television comedy.
Season 3 is now available on DVD and
will have you laughing two and a half
CELEBRATED HOLLYWOOD STAR CHARLIE SHEEN
(Spin City, Platoon) stars in the hit television comedy Two And A
Half Men as confirmed bachelor so far
Charlie Harper, a successful and respected advertising career
man living out a luxurious, sun-soaked lifestyle in Malibu.
Two And A Half Men is based on the humorous real life experiences of
the programme's creator and portrays Charlie as an attractive, but selfish,
man with beautiful women falling at his feet, a desirable beach house and a
new Mercedes in the garage. Charlie values his peaceful existence but it cannot
last his brother Alan (John Cryer: Hot Shots, Pretty In Pink),
with son Jake (Angus T Jones: The Rookie) in tow, turns up with packed
Having divorced his neurotic wife Judith (Marin Hinkle: Without A Trace,
Law & Order) and lost his home, uptight geeky Alan wants to move in with
Charlie. But is the commitment-phobic, freewheeling Charlie ready to become
a second father to Jake and a new best friend to Alan? Not only that, but will
the boys' promiscuous, trendy and controlling mother Evelyn (Holland Taylor:
The Truman Show) benefit from having both her boys under one roof where
she can continue to annoy them?
The answer is a resounding Yes! Evelyn is on the lookout for a girlfriend for
Alan and brings her friend Mona (Sandra Purpuro) to the beach house to introduce
them. However, Alan has fallen off a ladder and is in a neck brace with both
hands bandaged and his trousers are at half-mast. Instead of worrying about
his injuries, Evelyn's parting shot is: "Do you stay awake nights trying to
think of new ways to embarrass me?"!
The dialogue is polished and very snappy Two And A Half Men takes
every advantage of any situation to turn it into comedy and the characters are
dynamite. When Charlie takes Jake out and buys him fried chicken to eat in the
car, Jake isn't satisfied and begins a list of 'I wants'. Charlie responds:
"I want my 80,000-dollar Mercedes not to smell like chicken but life is full
of disappointments." Fed up with the boy's demands, he retorts: "How about we
just stop by the video store and I just stuff you through the return slot?"
Jake, cockily: "I wouldn't fit." Charlie, losing it: "Try me!"
Poor Jake a mother who pretends she isn't home and an uncle who really
doesn't understand kids. Jake's irritating little ways of being a troublesome
teenager throw cold water over Charlie's chat-up lines and soon cause a pain
too far for him hopefully, it's just the chicken!
Alan is a chiropractor and when an enormous patient collapses on top of him
and traps him, ex-wife Judith is complaining to him on his mobile. He snaps
and says: "You're not the only one under pressure." But there is more to come:
Alan gets Charlie to help with the surgery but when the Malibu romeo employs
Coco (Candace Kita) an attractive but very suspect masseuse, Alan
almost has apoplexy!
And then it's his turn to get tongue-tied when Jake is suspended for making
a couple of boobs at school. Alan soon discovers that Charlie's domineering,
blue collar housekeeper Berta (wonderful portrayal by Conchata Ferrell) is not
amused and the lesbian head Ms Gallagher (Diane Sellers) is taking no prisoners.
In one episode, Charlie actually meets the woman who can say no. Mia (Emmanuelle
Vaugier) wants to take things sloooowly and Charlie thinks he has met The One.
But Charlie is beginning to find abstinence difficult and things begin to go
With an exceptional cast, original scripting and a passionate fan base, Two
And A Half Men is a ground-breaking television sitcom format about an unconventional
family and the crazy and charismatic women who come into their lives. It is
also good to see that the bottom line is that both men love Jake and want what's
best for him.
Produced by Michael Collier and Directed by Gary Halvorson, the series is currently
being broadcast exclusively on Paramount Comedy and is a warm-hearted story
of parenthood, friendship, sex, dating, sibling relations and most importantly
love. There are many one-liners and great gags and although the
canned laughter is rather more irritating than on other American sit-coms, we
did get used to it.
Have a blast with the boys as Charlie, Alan
and Jake attempt to strike a happy medium. Created and written by Chuck Lorre
and Lee Aronsohn, the gag-laden Two And A Half Men: Season 3 was released
on DVD on 19 May (2008), courtesy of Warner Home Video. RRP: £24.99. Certificate
12. Running Time: 504 minutes 48 seconds!
"Delivers a steady stream of one-liners and slapstick with one simple aim: Making
you laugh. A lot. And it succeeds." The Evening Standard
"Sheen is nearly impossible not to enjoy… easily worth a laugh and a half"
"The dialogue is polished and very snappy Two And A Half Men takes
of any situation to turn it into comedy and the characters are dynamite… [the
series] will have you laughing two and a half times more" MotorBar