Anger Management “Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy is Legit” Review

Coming off of the relative success of last week’s episode, I was starting to believe that Anger Management was beginning to find itself. It steered focus away from the painfully unfunny therapy group and really focused on the different relationships that Charlie experiences in his daily life. It was funny at times and well crafted over all. It’s safe to say that this episode did not build on that success.

Until now, I haven’t been really offended by Charlie Sheen using his past indiscretions as joke fodder for his new show. Granted, I wished he would be more imaginative with his show, but I wasn’t really bothered by poking fun at some of the old Sheen craziness. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end this week with the arrival of Denise Richards on the screen. For the most part, the scenes with Charlie and Denise were pretty solid. Since we were dealing with two people who used to be married off screen, it was easy to see the chemistry between the two. None of the jokes were super funny, but they interacted in a way that felt natural. While all that was good, the decision to allow Sheen to make a joke about hitting women is not the best look for the series. I won’t delve into Sheen’s checkered history with women, but he doesn’t have the necessary collateral to make that joke. Many of Sheen’s past indiscretions are ultimately harmless. He should stick to making jokes about those. Read More... 


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