When the king of sitcoms, Chuck Lorre’s “men’s” comedy first made its debut in September 2003, it garnered a fan base larger than any of the seasoned shows of the era overnight. The sitcom aired its finale episode on 19 February 2015.
Rumours say that Lorre now wants to reboot two of his best shows, ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’. And if we have guessed it right, history will repeat itself and fans will again go crazy after seeing Kutcher on screen. Read on to know why!
- Ashton Kutcher vs Charlie Sheen
- Mila Kunis’s first appearance on the show
- The couple with the best chemistry
‘Two and a Half Men’, with two leading men Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher, has long been a top performer in broadcast syndication. It was originally a part of Warner Bros. and bundled with Lorre’s flagship comedy show, ‘The Big Bang Theory’. But now, the show is headed towards NBC Universal’s upcoming streaming platform Peacock, along with ‘George Lopez’. Though there is not much information about the deal, it is estimated to be valued in the low-to-mid nine-figure range.
Ashton Kutcher vs Charlie Sheen
The show came in at a time when workplace comedies were all that the industry offered, and hence it had a fresh storyline for the viewers. It was not long before the show became a major hit and viewership started to reach the sky.
‘Two and a Half Men’ takes us through the lives of Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), a womanizer, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), a loser, and his son, Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones). The chemistry of the three, held together by Charlie Sheen, gave the show the popularity it enjoys today.
Until 2011, all was funny in the lives of the Harpers, until Charlie became a victim of substance abuse. Though initially, it affected only his personal life, later things turned to his professional life as well. Everything turned for bad when he was called on ‘The Alex Jones Show’ to discuss his rehabilitation progress, and he ended up calling Lorre a “turd” and a “clown”.
He also went on to say, “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process”. It was then that he was fired immediately from the show for his offensive behaviour and Ashton Kutcher was brought on board to replace him as Walden Schmidt. We witnessed Ashton’s power when his debut episode was viewed by good 28.7 million people, numbers that Sheen could never give.
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Mila Kunis’s first appearance on the show
Mila Kunis first appeared on the show opposite Ashton Kutcher as a guest star. Kunis played the role of Vivian, a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveller who unexpectedly shows up on Walden’s doorstep. Walden was involved with Kate when he met Vivian and became almost instantly enamoured by her. With a storm going on outside, Walden invites her to stay the night while they have Chinese food, bonding over their ability to instantly come up with bumper-sticker statements. Vivian talks about her travelling experiences and Walden daydreams about sailing around the world with her. The next morning, Vivian thanks him for his hospitality and leaves.
Walden feels an instant connection with her and, convinced that she is the one, follows her to find her setting up her tent in the woods. Walden confesses his feelings for her and offers to fly her anywhere she’d like to go, but Vivian points out that he is the type of guy who falls in love very easily- and, while Walden is thinking of the destination, for her the journey is the destination and then she sends Walden back.
The couple with the best chemistry
The on-screen and off-screen couple was first seen on ‘The ’70s Show’ that aired from 1998 to 2006. Their chemistry on screen was perfect and it was very clear that they are made for each other.
The news of Mila Kunis becoming a part of ‘Two and a Half Men’ came one month after the couple’s engagement was revealed. After 8 long years, the couple’s coming together on screen made it steamy and interesting. Therefore, it is very fair to expect an Ashton-Mila reunion on the reboot of the show.
Though we do not have confirmation on the reboot of the show yet, we are eagerly waiting for it with the hope that we hear the good news soon. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!