There comes a time when you know you’ve made it as an actor. For Ashton Kutcher, choosing between two very successful sitcoms- ‘The Ranch’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’- might be that time!
‘The Ranch’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ have both shared very similar careers when it comes to being successful. Whether it was as Colt Bennett in ‘The Ranch’ or Walden Schmidt in ‘Two and a Half Men’, Ashton Kutcher has got the boyish charm that has made him the ladies favourite, inclusive of the acting prowess he obviously holds.
- Ashton Kutcher rules in ‘The Ranch’
- Ashton Kutcher is the man in ‘Two and a Half Men’
- Revival game strong for ‘The Ranch’ And ‘Two and a Half Men’
And, with the news that Netflix is looking to revive both of the blockbusters sitcoms, which one will make it and which one will bite the dust? Let’s find out!
Ashton Kutcher rules in ‘The Ranch’
‘The Ranch’ closed shop after 8 very successful seasons and it remains to be one of the most casually profane, multi-cam setup sitcom there ever was. The outcry for season 9 is nothing short of fans begging the executive producer and the lead in the show, Ashton Kutcher, for a revival.
Kutcher, Colt Bennett on the show, has easily brought his A-game to the series. In Colt, a faded football star who fizzled out in the big leagues, Kutcher has found the perfect vessel for his rough-boy next door charm. In Kutcher’s character as Colt, we see a golden boy who’s lost his big shot in life and instead of being a bully, in his more self-reflective moments, is sad and accepts it.
And, in those moments of vulnerability, Ashton Kutcher makes an alarmingly good case for himself and the show he is the producer for. Not only that, the huge star cast in ‘The Ranch’ includes the likes of Dax Shepherd, Sam Elliot, and Kelly Goss living together in Colorado as one big happy dysfunctional family.
So, will ‘The Ranch’, which ended in 2019, be back for another round?
Ashton Kutcher is the man in ‘Two and a Half Men’
Back in 2011, the entire world waited with bated breath as Chuck Lorre gave Charlie Sheen the final goodbye, and welcomed Ashton Kutcher in his place in ‘Two and a Half Men’. And amidst the character assassination of Charlie Harper, that kept piling on, a soaking wet Walden Schmidt appeared in the balcony of Charlie’s Malibu House.
Rest, they say, is history. What went on for another four seasons was Kutcher, affably swinging in the place of Charlie Sheen and earning the same amount of laughs from the studio audience that once belonged to Sheen’s character, Charlie.
And Kutcher brought what was once the selling point of ‘Two and a Half Men’- the chemistry between Charlie and his brother Alan- effortlessly into his role. Walden, an internet billionaire, came into Alan’s life the same way Alan came into Charlie’s life. So, will Walden swing into Season 13 of ‘Two and a Half Men’ as easily as he did with Season 8?
Revival game strong for ‘The Ranch’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’
In the times of coronavirus pandemic, every streaming device and broadcast channel is looking to fall back on certain shows and movies whose revival will lead them straight to the bank. For Chuck Lorre, that is ‘Two and a Half Men’ and the proof lies in the twelve successful seasons, or even ‘The Big Bang Theory’ which Lorre is also eyeing on for a revival.
Will Ashton Kutcher decide to go with executive producer Chuck Lorre or become his own executive producer for a new season of ‘The Ranch’? Well, only time will tell. But, in any case, the fans and Netflix are both in for a treat.
Which way do you think Ashton Kutcher will go? Which revival would you prefer to see? ‘Two and a Half Men’ or ‘The Ranch’? Let us know in the comment section below!