Charlie Sheen - Is Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Doomed Already?29 June 2012
Is Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Doomed Already?
Though not everyone slated the series, most reacted indifferently, with the Los Angeles Times saying, "It is not a train wreck; it's just a train - chugging along from A to B, carrying the people, delivering the freight". The Washington Post gave an almost identical review, saying, "Nothing in Anger Management is all bad, but not much of it is better than half-good". Then things get a little worse, with the New York Magazine writing, "The dialogue is so weak, the characters so thin, and Sheen's performance so uncommitted that Anger Management sleepwalks across the screen", while TV Guide said, "With its deafening laugh track and its banal barrage of gamy insult humor, it intrudes on FX's otherwise distinctive comedy lineup like an obnoxious drunk uncle who's not as funny as he thinks he is". The Huffington Post provided the final nail in the coffin, saying, "Despite the careful attention to image enhancement possibilities, the core ugliness and toxic narcissism of Anger Management are impossible to ignore".
Though the ratings for the first episode are yet to be announced, fans of Sheen will no doubt be telling themselves that things can only get better. The Hollywood star could reportedly earn up to $100 million if the FX Channel order a bulk of episodes, though whether they will commit remains to be seen.
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