It seems that the Two and a Half Men writers still cannot let go of their grudge against former star Charlie Sheen, as they have had another dig at the star in a recent episode. The episode in question has Walden, played by Ashton Kutcher, tearing into Charlie while talking to the ashes of his character from the show.
In a blatant personal attack on Charlie Sheen, albeit a slanging match started by Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher's character walks over to the fire-place where the ashes of Charlie Harper sit, before going on to say, "We never met, I'm the guy who took your place, thanks for giving up your house, I guess you didn't really give it up, you died. You'd have to be on crack to give up all this," an obvious dig at Charlie Sheen's issues (and maybe a delayed retaliation for offering to put Ashton on Hospital food in February).
As well as having Ashton Kutcher tear into Charlie Sheen, the Two and a Half Men writers also managed to get him to drag his fiance Mila Kunis onto the sinking ship of a show. Walden asks the ashes if he falls in love too fast, before Charlie then "sends a sign", with Mila Kunis appearing at the back door asking for water. Kutcher never seems comfortable at any point in the whole episode with having to jump from personal attacks to somewhat sketchy scenes with his real-life future wife, it is all really such a long way from the great performance he gave playing Steve Jobs.
While the hard core Two and a Half Men fans will be unwilling to admit it, the show has not been the same since Charlie Sheen left and has become increasingly worse with every episode as they jump from one joke to the next without ever really establishing any character or storyline of merit. This recent episode is one of the most cringe inducing episodes of any show ever and it is surely just a matter of time before CBS see sense and cancel the show once and for all.
Two and a Half Men continues to air on CBS on Thursday evenings at 9/8c.