Even after all the premiere buzz had passed, 20 million viewersstuck around last week to check out Ashton Kutcher’s second go-round in Two and a Half Men. The third episode tonight stayed pretty consistent with what’s been going on so far in the show’s ninth (!) season. If you’ve been loving Kutcher so far, tonight’s episode wasn’t going to change anything. For those who haven’t been impressed yet — well, you’re probably not going to be tuning in any more Monday nights.
Tonight’s plot centered around Alan taking up Walden’s offer to move in with him for “a couple of days.” As Berta warned Walden, “This guy [Alan] is like genital herpes…once you’ve got ‘em, you got ‘em for life.” Har, har. Same old, same old from Two and a Half Men. Tonight also featured Jake a fair amount, with him being dropped off by his mom, bonding with Walden over sandwiches, and becoming convinced that, like Walden, he’s flunking out of school because he’s “too smart.” The fact that Kutcher’s Walden can be described as “too smart” makes me laugh, but for all the wrong reasons. Although, Kutcher is reportedly advertising companies he has a stake in on the back of his prop laptop — as he did again tonight — so maybe he’s smarter than I give him credit for. Read More...http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/10/03/two-and-a-half-men-episode-3/