Is Two And A Half Men filth?

News Louisa Mellor 27 Nov 2012 - 11:21

Young star Angus Jones seems to think so. In a recent online video, the actor urges people not to watch the show...

The life decisions of former Hollywood child stars aren't renowned for their sagacity, and career-wise, Two and a Half Men star Angus Jones' public insistence that people shouldn't watch his show is something of a doozy. 

In a video made for the Californian Forerunner Christian Church, Jones urges his audience to stop filling their head with "filth" and more or less accuses the sitcom that's paid his wages for the past nine years of being a mouthpiece for the Devil. That's him off boss Chuck Lorre's ever-shortening Christmas card list then. 

(Unless that is, Jones is a master of reverse psychology, and this will turn out to be the ultimate publicity draw for the show since former co-star Charlie Sheen spectacularly redefined the words 'celebrity meltdown').

Two and a Half Men isn't a show we cover on Den of Geek, but the hoo-ha raises an interesting question. If TV sitcoms are brain-infecting filth, is Two and a Half Men the apogee of rot? Answers below please.


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Cue character death and subsequent trashing on the show in 3...2...1... Said character will be replaced by younger, cuter moppet.

Please... What are his thoughts about a series like Sparatacus then? If you know what I mean. Wink, wink. Nodge, nodge.

And isn't this American celebrity number 356 or so, that finds the faith and goes, well... a bit cuckoo? Not that religion is bad per se of course.

After seeing the video again... So, watching a scripted show thrases your mind. Then what does playing a character on one for 10 years do to somebody?

It's not filth, just unfunny crap!

"If TV sitcoms are brain-infecting filth, is Two and a Half Men the apogee of rot? "

No it's just Two and a Half Men that's brain-infecting filth.


I'm pretty sure that taking a 2000 year old book about a giant who lives in the sky and controls your life as fact is worse for your brain than a tedious sitcom. Charlie Sheen has done more to scare me off drugs and booze than the bible ever did.

I believe the quote goes "You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television
show like that," he said. "I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm
learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show." No offence top anyone with religious beliefs, but "a true God-fearing person"???? That I will NEVER BE. If religion is all about fearing your God then that explains why I never really "got it"

Nah... just UTTER bobbins!!

If crap is filth, then this show is the most disgusting thing on the planet.

It's unfunny combined with 'filth flarn filth'. We all know that.

That is a weird video. Having said that he does have a point It's a mediocre unfunny sitcom laced with constant low-level sexism, misanthropy, objectification of women and misogyny. In a way a sitcom like this which expresses those things in a very low key way is much more harmful than a stridently bigoted show would be - at least in that case people would notice and take a view on it. Two and a Half Men just quietly hums away in the background year after year pumping low grade crap into people's living rooms.

This. It IS filth but probably not for the reasons Jones thinks it is. It's not the work of the devil, it's a bunch of misogynist bollocks pumped out by hacks, But he's right that we can underestimate how much TV can influence us (though it's a teddy bear's picnic compared to the Bible).

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