Charlie Sheen has weighed in on the news that unfunny Ashton Kutcher will be replacing him on the inane sitcom Two and a Half Men. Upon hearing the news, Sheen reacted bitterly, "Enjoy the show America, Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there."
Is anyone surprised by this reaction? Charlie Sheen, being the intelligent piece of moss he is, would have reacted this way regardless of who was replacing him. Don't expect it to be the last word from Sheen on the matter either. Even if the ratings stay strong for Two And A Half Men with Kutcher in the lead this fall, Sheen will still find ways to pick at the show and further prove that he is insane with or without his tiger blood.
The choice of Kutcher is merely one out of necessity. Hugh Grant, rumored to have been in the running, also was rumored as turning down the role. So, to replace the unfunny Charlie, CBS went with the next unfunny guy that could keep the teen audience. For whatever reason pretty boy Ashton brings in teen audiences.
Two and a Half Men is a highly boring and disgusting sitcom. It goes for cheap laughs about masturbation, sex addiction, alcoholism, and prostitution and promotes bad parenting, whorish behavior, abuse of women, and child laziness. It doesn't matter who plays the roles, the stories are unfunny and formulaic, the characters flat, and the writing lazy. The ratings for the show were high not because of Sheen's stardom or his "acting" but rather because every lazy and bratty teenager watches it since it appeals to their base-nature.
As long as the writers keep with the obligatory penis joke every 3 minutes, and the character Jake stays the lazy slacker he is, the show will remain a ratings monster. Sorry Charlie!