The Emmy-winning Season Four of TV?s #1 comedy starts with a shock (Alan?s getting divorced...again) and ends with a rock (the diamond Evelyn?s new boyfriend wants to put on her third finger, left hand). In between, Charli... more »e Harper?s hip Malibu beach pad is the place for laughs, gorgeous girls, single parenthood, celebrity neighbors, family and more laughs. Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has a close encounter with his long- deceased dad. Alan (Jon Cryer), after a few resume embellishments, tries online dating. Jake (Angus T. Jones) swaps his Harry Potter posters for the joys of hottie wall art. Join the fun. Share the good life with everyone?s favorite men, men, men, men, manly men, men men.« less
John Williamson | Bucks County, PA USA | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's good to see that Two and a Half Men - The Complete Fourth Season is coming out on DVD, for (in my personal opinion) it's the best and funniest sitcom series of this decade. As a single father, this viewer can find much to relate to... and laugh about.
For those who haven't had the pleasure of seeing this top-rated series on TV, it's about the lives of two brothers, one of the brother's son, and the many people, especially women, who surround them. When his wimpy younger brother Alan Harper (Jon Crier) becomes separated from his wife and moves out of their house, he has to move in with Charlie, his older brother (played by Charlie Sheen). Alan shares custody of his son Jake (Angus T. Jones), who was 10 when the series began and who stays with them part-time. The "half a man" in the title of this sitcom is in reference to the fact that Jake isn't an adult yet.
Charlie Harper is a successful bachelor with a house on Malibu Beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women. His easygoing, often hedonistic single lifestyle is interrupted when his tightly-wound brother, Alan (a chiropractor), and Alan's son, Jake , move in with him. Alan's hung-up ex-wife Judith (Marin Hinkle) frequently makes matters worse, as does the brothers' narcissistic mother, Evelyn (Holland Taylor), whose wide-ranging sex life is a recurring gag throughout the series. The brothers' housekeeper Berta (Conchata Ferrell) is unapologetically sarcastic, and often has the best one-liners, trading insults with Charlie referring to Alan as "Zippy." Their household can't function without her.
There are a number of other series regulars, but in this viewer's opinion, Charlie's wacky neighbor and female stalker Rose (Melanie Lynskey) is one of the best. She has a habit of popping over Charlie's deck railing and sometimes enter his house at inopportune moments. It's alluded that she had a one night stand with Charlie shortly before the show started, which she believed to be more significant than he did. Rose's father Harvey is played by Martin Sheen, and in one episode he asks Charlie of his intentions with his daughter. At one point Harvey meets Charlie and Alan's mother and has an affair with her, and popping in and stalking her just like his daughter does with Charlie.
It should be said that this series and its actors have won a number of Emmy Awards and nominations. Those who are familiar with it can well understand why. This series is well worth it, and if you do like it, there are other seasons available:
- Two and a Half Men - The Complete First Season
- Two and a Half Men - The Complete Second Season
- Two and a Half Men - The Complete Third Season
And notice that they are all rated at 4+ stars by the reviewers here... my call is that they're all 5-stars. It's one of the best sitcom series... ever!"
charmnday | CA, USA | 06/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a terrific series. My husband and I started watching it late in the seasons. Now we are catching up. Immoral behavior? You betcha! We have laughed ourselves silly through every vicarious second of it. We just bought the first dvd series of this show and can't wait to watch it from the start. I have been watching series 4 in reruns on tv. I don't know if it is season 4 but my favorite episode is when Charlie becomes the hapless victim and sex slave of a witch's coven. He is saved by his mother who strikes fear into the coven ending the show perfectly dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West. This is not a show for kids, but adults, especially those with and ex or two, or crazy relatives should love it."
Great and Hilarious Show
J. Johnson | NJ, USA | 05/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"2 and a half men is a really hilarious show and I am glad the 4th season is coming out on dvd. This show only gets better and better. Charlie Sheen and the cast I give a thumbs up to because they really get me to laugh really hard. I can't wait till this one is out on dvd and the 5th season on dvd. This show is so comical and it is worth getting for your own entertainment."
"First there was Cain and Able..Then there was Felix and Oscar..and Now there is Charlie and Alan Harper.
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer play the Harper Brothers. Season after season the show has gotten better and better. I dont think that this season, shorted by the writer's strike , did they reach the comedy heights of previous seasons..but the humor is one of the best sexual farces TV has to offer.
The One reason I love this show on DVD is it is like watching a great one act play. This may seem like a sitcom but it tramples boundaries of great farces. It can grab you and reel you into laughter in moments.
The supporting cast is just as sharp as Sheen and Cryer. Agnus Jones plays Alan's son Jake, who is smarter than his uncle Charlie. Conchata Ferrell as the housekeeper Berta wisecracks her way into your heart. Melanie Lynskey is Charlie's stalker and neighbor Rose. Holland Taylor steals every scene she is in as Charlie and Alan's mother.
This show is not for kids. I still wonder why the reruns are on at 7p when kids are around. This, in my opinion, is a very adult comedy in the vein of Superbad (Unrated Widescreen Edition) .Boy I laugh a lot when watching this show!
Go laugh with me and get this DVD set
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD "
Funny With Hot Girls, What Else Do You Need?
B. Griggs | Phoenix | 10/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked the first three seasons you'll like this one too. More of the same kinds of fun. Sexually suggestive humor and good looking women, sign me up! I thought the kid (Jake/my favorite character) might be getting too old to be as effective, but he still pulls it off for the most part. I think the writers will have to start changing his lines a little in season five. Things that were cute/funny when he was younger might come off as just a rude/disrespectful teenager as he gets older. The only negative so far is I waste too much time watching tv when this is on or in the dvd player."