Two and a Half Men Season 1- 9 DVD Box Set
Cast and Crew
Creator: Lee Aronsohn, Chuck Lorre
Leading Role: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor, Marin Hinkle, Melanie Lynskey
Summary of Two and a Half Men Season 1-9 DVD Box Set
Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2003. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the show was originally about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Francis Harper; his uptight brother, Alan; and Alan's growing son, Jake. Charlie's free-wheeling life is complicated when his brother gets divorced and moves, along with his son, into Charlie's beach-front Malibu house. The series' premise was revamped in the ninth season, focusing on Alan moving on with his life after the death of Charlie with help from his new best friend and housemate, Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher), who is also dealing with his own troubles following a bad divorce. Alan, Walden, and Jake eventually bond, becoming close friends, forming a surrogate family unit.
In 2010, CBS and Warner Bros. Television reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the series, renewing it through at least the 2011–12 season. However, on February 24, 2011, CBS and Warner Bros. decided to end production for the rest of the eighth season due to Sheen entering drug rehabilitation and making "disparaging comments" about the show's creator and e xecutive producer, Chuck Lorre. Sheen was officially fired from the show on March 7. The ninth season premiere, "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt", killed off Sheen's character and introduced Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, his replacement.
In 2011, a news article in The New York Times called it "the biggest hit comedy of the past decade."
On May 12, 2012, CBS renewed Two and a Half Men for a tenth season.
The series revolved initially around the life of two Harper brothers: Charlie and Alan (Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer), and Alan's growing son, Jake (Angus T. Jones). Charlie is a bachelor who makes his money writing jingles for a living and leads a hedonistic lifestyle. When Alan's wife Judith (Marin Hinkle) decides to divorce him, Alan moves into Charlie's beach house, with Jake periodically coming to stay with Alan and Charlie. Charlie's house is cleaned by Berta (Conchata Ferrell), a sharp-tongued woman who initially resists the change to the household but comes to grudgingly accept it.
The first five seasons of the series finds Charlie in primarily sexual relationships with numerous women until the sixth season, when he becomes engaged to Chelsea (Jennifer Bini Taylor). However, the relationship does not last, and Charlie eventually flies to Paris in the eighth season finale in pursuit of Rose (Melanie Lynskey), who was introduced as his stalker from the show's original pilot episode. In the first half of the ninth season premiere, it is revealed that Charlie died when he fell in front of a subway train in Paris after accidentally cheating on Rose; it is strongly hinted that Rose was responsible for the incident.
Alan's experiences are somewhat different from Charlie's. Throughout the series, Alan continues to deal with the results of his divorce from Judith, his son Jake growing up, and generally he has little to no success with women. Even his marriage to Kandi (April Bowlby) at the end of the third season was short-lived. In the fourth season, Alan is back at the beach house paying alimony to two women out of his meager earnings from his job as a chiropractor. In the seventh season, he begins a relationship with Lyndsey McElroy (Courtney Thorne-Smith), the mother of one of Jake's friends. Their relationship is temporarily suspended when Alan accidentally burns down her house and cheats on her, but the relationship eventually resumes.
In the ninth season premiere (after Charlie Harper's death) the beach house is sold to Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher), an Internet billionaire in the process of being divorced from his wife Bridget (Judy Greer). Although Alan leaves to live with his mother Evelyn (Holland Taylor) after the house is sold, he is invited back to live in the beach house by Walden as he needs a friend to help him deal with his marriage breakdown.