I love the TV show Two and a Half Men and think Charlie Sheen is perfect for the role of Charlie Harper, an alcoholic and sex addict. This is no sitcom; it’s a reality show. But when I heard a TV commentator suggest that CBS should fire the actor because his fat salary only gives him license to continue his errant ways, I though: “Hooey!”
CBS pays Sheen to star in this immensely popular show. CBS isn’t his mother, wife, AA sponsor or primary caregiver. Just as long as Sheen isn’t a disruption to the process of producing the show (apparently he isn’t), CBS should continue to reward him for bringing in moolah for the network. Period.
However, if I produced Two and A Half Men, I’d be formulating Plan B, because sure as shootin’, Charlie Sheen is going to do himself in at some point, even if CBS doesn’t.
If I were his mother, I’d be scared, although I’m guessing she can’t do much to help him if he doesn’t want to help himself. It’s a pity. He is talented, even if his EQ is that of a two-year-old.