Well now, it seems that the ratings for Charlie Sheen's return to television might be falling faster to Earth than, well...Charlie Sheen. Anger Management, airing on FX, recently experienced a forty percent drop in the ratings from the debut week, losing about two million viewers down to 3.3 million.
Could be worse. I mean, we are talking about the FX network here. Still though, while the first season has a guaranteed ten episode run, there is reportedly a 90 episode deal with distributor Debmar-Mercury hanging in the wings waiting to see how this pans out. Personally, I kind of dig the show. Sheen has a bit of a better backstory this time around, and a little bit better cast in the long run. Yeah, say what you want about whatever the hell that kid's name is, and Jon Cryer had his moments with a one-note character, but this show seems to pull the best aspects Sheen was working with on Two and a Half Men, and puts it together with something with a bit more teeth.
Yeah, I said there was more teeth to a role of a skirt-chasing therapist than that of a skirt-chasing jingle writer. Sue me. Just check this out on the off-hand chance it survives to a second season, and to see if Selma Blair's character will ever whip out the sweater meat in a meaningful way, by which I mean the audience (by which I mean me) can enjoy. FACE THE DAMN CAMERA, ALREADY!