We have to make it clear that we were not a fan of the “Two and a Half Men” series finale. While we admired many of the ideas and the cameos, the problem with it was that the entire hour just felt like Chuck Lorre getting revenge on Charlie Sheen more than Charlie Harper getting revenge on Alan and Walden.
So what does Lorre have to say about it now? His answer, via the vanity card at the end of the show, offers up some sort of “explanation,” though it may be up for a little bit of interpretation. What does Lorre mean by the end of this? Our interpretation of it is that Sheen may have wanted a chance to do another show in return for appearing here, and Chuck wasn’t down for that. The show skewered “Anger Management” tonight, and while its ratings were terrible, it did make Charlie a ton of money.
Regardless of who said what, the real truth here is that Lorre and the producers should have figured this out unless Sheen altogether refused to appear. They managed to get back Angus T. Jones, after all! Without Charlie, this finale felt disrespectful mostly to the fans, who really don’t care how an executive producer and an actor feel about each other. They should have been able to put their differences aside to make that happen.
Ultimately, they didn’t, and we feel like we’re going to be hearing more about that in the days ahead.
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