We have now watched the entire first season of “Anger Management,” and at least for the time being, it looks as though this was an experiment worth trying out for FX. While Charlie Sheen’s series has not been the funniest on television through its ten-episode run, it has at least developed quiet a sense of consistency. You know what sort of humor you are probably going to get week in and week out, and there are at least some characters that are worth watching.
However this finale Thursday night was a bit strange in some regards. First and foremost, why leave the story involving Charlie’s daughter a mystery for the time being? This is not entirely the sort of show that needs a cliffhanger — even though we would think that the prospect of Sam being a lesbian would actually be an interesting turn for the show. More often than now we see this series rely on stereotypes and predictability, and this would add another layer to a character that was mostly just there for the sake of being there throughout season 1.
As for the Charlie / Kate relationship, we all know that these two are probably going to get together in some sort of permanent way by the end of this. For the time being, though, we’ll settle on baby steps — which includes the two of them agreeing to spend some time together outside of therapy and the bedroom. If the shoe does get picked up for an additional 90 (!) episodes, we hope that producers find ways to use these characters outside of just the bedroom and we get an opportunity to see a few more locations added to what has already become a pretty familiar set.
We do think that the ratings here for the show are probably good enough to have more on the way, and FX would really be silly to not pick up a comedy that has higher ratings for anything else they have put on after it this summer — even with Sheen’s price tag. Is it a perfect fit for a network with edgier fare? No, but it’s hard to argue that “Anger Management” is solid TV escapism even if it does not make you turn on your brain for more than just a split second.
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