Kutcher’s ‘Two and a Half Men’ Premieres

Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, was laid to rest on the season premiere of Two and a Half Men on Monday night, and Ashton Kutcher’s character, tech billionaire Walden Schmidt, arrived to replace him. True to form, the show included plenty of filth and, before it was all over, Schmidt would be having sex with two women. “Still, it was a promising beginning,” The Los Angeles Times writes. “Kutcher brings a softness as well as a sense of rude health–-he was naked for much of the show–-to a series that could often be brittle and sour, misanthropic and misogynistic, and temperamentally middle-aged.”