Despite being fired from the show he is considered to have made into the hit it was, Charlie Sheen was one of the first people to say he had high hopes for the new, “improved” version of “Two and a Half Men”with Ashton Kutcher. Not so anymore.
Sheen was fired from the show after getting into a very nasty verbal spat with creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Bosses.
His character, Charlie Harper, was killed off and replaced by another one, played by the much younger and, according to fans, considerably less funny Ashton Kutcher.
Initially, Sheen rooted for Kutcher and the new version of the show, saying he wanted it to be successful because he was no longer bitter at having been fired.
TMZ paparazzi caught up with him the other day and, as you can see for yourself in the video below, he is now “extremely disappointed” with the direction things are going.
Still, he doesn't believe it's Kutcher's fault that “Men” is alienating fans by the millions from week to another.
“I don't believe the role is cursed,” he says with a smile, taking a long puff on his cigarette.
However, when asked by the paparazzo how he explains the severe dip in ratings the show has registered in recent weeks, Sheen says, “People aren't stupid... not all of them.”
He then adds, “I am extremely disappointed at how producers are handling what I left behind,” most likely referring to how his now-deceased character was treated in the first episodes of the new season.
Sheen isn't the only one to be disappointed in “Two and a Half Men,” as we also informed you a while back.
Loyal fans of once television's most popular sitcom in recent years refuse to watch it anymore: ratings have gone down from 29 million for the season premiere to 17.7 million only a couple of episodes later.
“Men” is still positioned strong in the ratings, but decreasing audiences may mean it no longer has the staying power it has when Sheen was on board, industry insiders point out.
Two and a Half Men is just plain boring now without Charlie and I don't blame him on being dissapointed because I am too!! I'd only watched 1 1/2 episodes and were both lousy, I have nothing against Ashton Kutcher but the character they have him playing is a complete idiot next to nerdy Alan and his empty headed son Jake.
Charlie is a natural for this show. Ashton is not, he is reviving his 70's role. Seeing him naked is not an incentive to watch the show, in fact it is a deterrant. It is a cheap and shoddy attempt at comedy.
Comment #4 by: nightstar on 29 Oct 2011, 23:59 UTC
Charlie was very funny but I was getting tired of the gas jokes now I'm tired of seeing Ashton naked * (well kinda of) there is no substances to the jokes and the Charlie put down are too much.. It hard to like any other the characters anymore.
I think Aston is an outstanding actor and some awesome eye candy, but they are not giving him the lines necessary to give his character full potential. They can't continue to make him so wimpy and childish.
Comment #10 by: Stopped watching on 22 Dec 2011, 16:18 UTC
I continue to watch the replays but delete all the new episodes from the DVR after seeing the new version only a couple times. Sorry Ashton, but it is what it is.
Comment #12.1 by: stephen g on 30 Mar 2012, 03:42 GMT
guys it not ashton's fault even charlie said that but i've got to agree with you i dont even watch two and a half men anymore since charlie got fired ay bring back charlie at least put all wallden charlie alan and jake on the show