Au revoir, Trouty Mouth.
There's some good news and some bad news for the highly complicated ladies of Showtime.
Maybe this will lose me all of my comedy cred in this universe, but I never completely hated Two and a Half Men. I definitely never watched it on a weekly or even monthly basis, but if another person flipped it on while we were hanging out at a relative's or friend's house, I would sit and watch it and chuckle. But in terms of a weekly series, I would deem it unwatchable, because what discerning appreciator of comedy could possibly stand that much canned laughter and Charlie Sheen crammed into one half-hour?
You're probably looking forward to the far-off day we finally get to stop talking about Two and a Half Men...
Today we learned a little bit more about Ashton Kutcher's new gig, GLAAD chose CBS as Most Homophobic Network Ever (kidding!), and Charlene Yi signed on to a show way past it's prime.
With all the Super Bowl excitement yesterday and this morning, I almost completely forgot about this weekend's SNL episode. A surprisingly good one, actually, despite the bounding irrelevance of host Ashton Kutcher and the inexplicable phenomenon that occurs when great musicians like Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones collaborate to create some of the dullest music ever (also known as the Jackson-McCartney Effect). Here were the highs and lows of the episode.
And that's saying alot because I saw Sarah Silverman sing "Amazing Grace" out of her vagina and ass on the Comedy Central autism benefit. But Ashton Kutcher 's creepy little homicidal candy bar on SNL took the oddly amusing cake. Clever idea, I'd love to know which writer came up with that skits, but big extra credit comes up to the person who decided to give Ashton the white clownish makeup. Perfectly creepy. The sketch tickled my funny bone, while preying on my fears of dying from binge eating and being attacked by clowns all at the same time. And as a bonus it wasn't gross like SNL's Activia sketch.
Talk about SNL.
Former Dawson's Creek cutie Katie Holmes made a big splash this week when it was announced that she'd be returning to the small screen in a guest role on Eli Stone. Her former co-star Joshua Jackson also landed a gig on the hopefully decent fall series Fringe. Not to even mention that practically the entire cast of 90210 is either heading back for the spinoff or adamantly denying that they are (they'll change their minds in a year.) Apparently everything old (well, 15 years old) is new again. Yay! Here are the ten people we'd really like to see back on the small screen in a nice juicy recurring role or guest gig.