Posted May 2, 2013
By ALEJANDRA GUTIERREZ
After being fired from “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie Sheen, probably the most controversial and flamboyant actor in the television industry, was rescued from his misery by FX, who saw his figure as a perfect media center to get a high performance at a low cost; and this seems to work.
Season two of “Anger Management” began in January and the big surprise of the season was the appearance of Lindsay Lohan this week.
Lohan’s cameo for FX’s comedy was released before the actress started her latest 90-day rehab.
The script introduces us to Charlie Goodson, a former baseball star who lost his career due to an uncontrollable rage. Years after his disgrace, Charlie has become a psychologist specializing in the treatment of people who, like himself, are victims of unbridled rage.
Lohan, instead, plays herself in the sitcom, a famous actress in rehab, who falls in love with her therapist, Dr. Goodson, with whom she develops a purely satisfactory sexual relationship. It was Lohan’s first TV appearance since she portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick.”
Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe Award-winning lead role in “Spin City.” In 2003, Sheen was cast as “Charlie Harper” in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” which was loosely based on Sheen’s bad boy image.
Sheen now stars on FX’s “Anger Management,” after being fired from the CBS network due to his series of bizarre interviews trashing his bosses at CBS and Warner Brothers.
“Anger Management” is a sitcom that in my opinion, uses mediocre, coward and an unfortunate sense of humor. It is the perfect example of TV’s art of using a negative image to display brilliance in hopes of ratings.
I am not saying that the show is a fiasco, but every episode seems to be the same story: Dr. Goodson develops a sexual relation with his patients.
Although the show broke a ratings record with 5.74 million viewers on its series debut night in 2012 and ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history; this show is simply confusing and nonsense with a too-rapid of a pace.
Something is missing in this sitcom. There are details that do not fit. It may be that I’m stuck in the same story over and over again; or simply the format does not ever meet my expectations.
- “Anger Management”
- Genre: Sitcom
- Network:: FX
- Day: Thursday
- Time: 9 p.m.
- Length: 30 minutes