June 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm #246872
Jun 28, 2011 at 09:00 PM on FX.
Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen) is an
ex-baseball-player-turned-anger management-therapist who juggles his
clients, his own therapist (Selma Blair), an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith),
and a teenaged daughter.June 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm #246874
I would probably ignore this utterly–Charlie Sheen always plays the same characters with the same comedy beats–but I can’t pass up the chance to catch Brett Butler back in action. Hope she gets material worthy of her talents.June 23, 2012 at 11:39 am #246875
I also am interested in this because of Brett Butler! I wonder if she will be on every episode or just a recurring character?June 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm #246876
I have never watched charlie sheen on tv before……..But i’ll watch this i guess. lol it starts im like 5 minutes. The movie “Anger Management” i thought was very idk???? ummmmm stupid……. but i’ll give this show a chance. 🙂June 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm #246877
The show aired 2 of the first episodes tonight.
The first one was not that funny and pretty boring
The second episode was pretty funny, and the guest actress was REALLY funny. lol
1st episode – C
2nd episode – A-June 29, 2012 at 11:58 am #246878
I couldn’t find the ratings thread, so I might as well post it here:
Charlie Sheen is back on top the ratings chart — on cable.
The series premiere of FX’sAnger Management delivered 5.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere in the network’s history. The second episode grew to 5.7 million viewers — a very good sign. Among adults 18-49, the show delivered 2.7 million viewers for its debut, then another 2.9 million viewers for Episode 2. Anger Management was also the most-watched scripted comedy series premiere in cable history if you exclude children’s programming.
Ratings are key to any show’s survival, but seldom has a show’s debut season performance been more crucial than in the case of Anger Management. If the 10-episode season hits a certain ratings threshold, FX will automatically order a whopping 90 more episodes. Last night’s debut, however, doesn’t count toward the show’s renewal average (FX knows Sheen is going to draw some curiosity tune-in).
Now, comparing Anger Management to CBS’ Two and a Half Men, from a ratings perspective, is totally unfair (one is a cable network premiere during the summer, the other is an established brand on a broadcast network with TV’s biggest comedies). But since I know some of you are curious, here it is: Ashton Kutcher’s debut on Men delivered 28 million viewers.
Critics were mixed to negative about Anger Management, which follows Sheen playing a therapist struggling to overcome his own issues. AM drew an average score of 44 out of 100 on Metacritic, with EW’s own Ken Tucker saying the “jokes are scattershot and sloppy.”
FX also premiered the second season of Wilfred and the third season of Louie. Boosted by the Anger Management lead in, both posted viewership increases over last year (71 percent and 55 percent, respectively). Russell Brand’s new late-night show Brand X opened to 1.1 million viewers.
What you think of Sheen’s return to comedy?June 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm #246879
I saw the first episode and it looked like your typical midseason harmless show, it wasn’t good, it wasn’t bad, it won’t last. It was stuck in the middle with every other show that if it weren’t for it’s star and his history would automatically be canceled. And now that the ratings are in plus that weird contract with the 90 episodes that I had forgotten about, it seems like it will be on forever.
First of all I didn’t know it had a laugh track, didn’t know FX did those or would ever do them. I think Charlie delivered a very decent performance and in every single scene except that with the lamp (he was awful there), I think he was as good as his better days on Two and a Half Men or Spin City. He doesn’t seem to have lost his way of acting, he looks the same.
I’m divided when it comes to Selma Blair, her style of acting and her voice have always bugged me, she talks in this slow, weird way that it’s very annoying but then she can turn on this good over the top performance when she’s being “sexual” that really fits into the show and the character, so maybe she’ll get better.
Shawnee Smith looks like she could be the real comedy draw here based on her previous work, but I don’t think the writers or the show in general is interested in giving her that role, she’s very much stuck with “the ex-wife”. I hope this changes though.
I don’t even know what to make of that Brett Butler almost cameo. I know a lot about her as we all do, but I don’t think I ever watched her show and only remember her from My Name is Earl, but her voice was strange, like she had a stroke or something.
I was a little bothered by the excess of guests in this Pilot (how many actors were there?), it took away a lot of opportunities for the regular cast.
Grade: CJune 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm #246880
pales in comparison to the other FX comediesJune 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm #246881
🙂 i LOVE your Nick Offerman video. 🙂June 30, 2012 at 2:12 am #246882
For as many things as FX is doing right and well (Louie, Archer, The League), it does some things wrong and this show is one of them.
Believe me, I can respect their need for viewers and ratings, but you know this garbage is going to get a 90 episode order without any work and that’s a bummer.
FX is enabling…not just Sheen’s addictions (though they are), but lazy comedy. They can do better, in fact they DO better. I mean “House of Payne” is a super awful show that had the same renewal process, but at least Tyler Perry gives back to his community like a badass. Sheen won’t do that.June 30, 2012 at 6:33 am #246883
The second episode was just as lame as the first one. This doesn’t fit FX even a little bit.
And Kerri Kenney while excellent, deserves to be somewhere else.June 30, 2012 at 11:52 am #246884
Gotta say, didn’t laugh once. Not once. All of that talent and money and not a single laugh? I’m willing to give it a few more episodes because it’s not fair to judge a show by its pilot, but it was a disappointment. I wasn’t bored, just puzzled.
Kerri Kenney was the MVP. She found a goofy comic groove and ran with it. The final scene when she and Charlie’s character finally get honest with each other was a nice moment.
The girl playing his daughter has an amusing perkiness, but Shawnee Smith seemed like she was drugged. Wish they’d cast someone with more fire and charisma, like Patricia Heaton, someone with whom Charlie could spar.June 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm #246885
Not funny, bad writting, Sheen though, hasn’t lost his timing.June 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm #246886
I thought it was somewhat funny…… anyway i’ll stick around for half of the season and if i don’t like it by then then i will never watch again. But i thought it was funny when charlie sheen went into the kitchen or whatever and that woman was naked on table lolJuly 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm #246887
Yea its true that Charlie plays about same character he played in Spin City and Two and a Half Man, but people love him for that and i personaly think that show is funny. Its not as good as the best seasons of Two and Half Man, but definetly is better than this with Asthon Kutcher.
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