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Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men
  • Rating: 7.10
  • Year of issue: 2003
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Countries: United States
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Complexity: 10

A voluptuous jingle writer's free-wheeling life pertains to an abrupt halt when his brother and also 10-year-old nephew action into his beach-front residence.

  • After 12 years of marriage, his wife Judith, kicks Alan out. He turns to his older brother Charlie for help. Charlie has trouble adjusting his carefree lifestyle with the presence of his 10 year old nephew.
  • Alan punishes Jake for an incident at Judith's house. Charlie is lax in enforcing Alan's restrictions, then some seagulls invade Charlie's house as a result of Jake's actions, Charlie has to learn how to discipline his nephew.
  • Charlie and Alan go out drinking. Alan tries to reconcile with his wife, after that fails. They decide to confront the root of their issues, their mother.
  • As Charlie tries to write a new jingle, Berta quits. Alan tries to convince her to come back. Leaving Charlie to get Jake ready for a dinner. And Rose tries to get Charlie's help to prepare for a date.
  • Jake's soccer games lead to Alan and Charlie having encounters with teammates' sexy mothers.
  • Charlie and Evelyn date members of the same family.
  • Jake sees a butterfly tattoo on the firm bottom of a surfer-chick friend of Charlie's, which is the start a string of harmless events that become larger and more disastrous with each action. This is not unlike the famous chaos theory's Butterfly Effect, asking if the flap of a butterfly's wing in Brazil, could set off a tornado in Texas.
  • After being tricked into helping Alan and Judith produce Jake's classroom musical, Charlie is flattered to find out that the kids know all the words to his jingles. Alan is blind-sided with divorce papers from Judith, causing strife which results in Charlie, who refuses to deal with the pre-pubers without a snootful, having to produce the play on his own. Jake is crushed when he realizes that a reconciliation between his parents may never happen.
  • Charlie wants to dump a female friend to whom Jake has grown attached. Alan and Rose bond over a game of Scrabble.
  • Thanksgiving winds up being the least thankful day of the year for Charlie, who has to bribe various members of his household to even come to a traditional turkey dinner. Not only are the usual feuds in evidence (leading to a turkey-carving right out of “Psycho”) but Judith's parents are actually sympathetic to Alan and hostile to their own daughter for her “fling” with lesbianism.
  • Seeing Judith's new look and boyfriend prompts Alan to realize that if he wants to get back into the dating scene, he will need to change his look also.
  • Berta brings her 16 year old granddaughter to work. She poses issues for the men.
  • Charlie tries to nurse Alan back from the flu because he needs him for a double date with sisters.
  • Charlie's accountant Stan tries to make Charlie understand his desperate financial situation.
  • Charlie falls for a seemingly crazy woman named Frankie–against Alan's advice.
  • Now Frankie has tricked the Harpers into taking her and her daughter Joanie in, she explains that Bob's parents want her declared mentally incompetent in order to get custody. Charlie wants to dump her, but Alan insists on taking them both in. Jake doesn't enjoy the 8 year old's ‘romantic’ attention. Charlie hates the consolation kisses and compliments, and is stunned when Frankie prefers intimacy with Alan. Charlie rightly warns him he's just falling for his ‘damsel in distress’, but warns her not to hurt his kid brother.
  • Charlie is offended when Alan chooses his married, responsible cousins as Jake's guardians.
  • Charlie's old flame, Jill, comes for a visit, she had an operation and is now called “Bill.” Then Evelyn starts dating Bill.
  • Judith's sister Liz comes for a visit.
  • Jake plays electric guitar all day long and doesn't want to do anything else. Alan and Charlie can't figure out why. Jake refuses to discuss anything with anyone, including his grandmother and even a psychologist.
  • Charlie tries to seduce Alan's divorce lawyer, Laura, and her assistant. He sleeps with Laura and they decide not to tell Alan anything since it's unethical, considering that Charlie is a participant in the case.
  • Charlie notices that Alan sleepwalks and tries to find out what's causing it and how to deal with it. He asks for help their mother, Evelyn, and Jake's psychologist, Dr. Linda Freeman.
  • Jake repeats something Charlie says to Judith. Then Judith refuses to let Alan take Jake for the weekend. Alan tries to talk to Judith, but encounters resistance from Judith and her friends. It's up to Charlie to set things right.
  • Charlie is sure he isn't ready for fatherhood after a year of trying to raise Jake, so he opts to have a vasectomy. But when the doctor performing the procedure keeps getting calls from his wife – who's about to give birth – Charlie starts to think about what fatherhood might entail and likes the idea, provided he still has his vital organs intact (in more ways than one).
  • After Alan falls off the roof, Charlie has to look after the adolescent and increasingly obnoxious Jake for the weekend.
  • Alan has to lobby the principal to keep Jake from getting expelled, while Charlie is left to manage the chiropractic office for the day.
  • After it's revealed Alan and Judith have been trying to reconcile, Charlie, Evelyn, and Rose vie for the role of spoiler.
  • Alan looks for a new place after he invites Berta to stay at Charlie's house, bringing the brothers to blows.
  • Charlie's inability to reciprocate his girlfriend's love forces him to examine his relationships with women.
  • Charlie's Satan-worshiping girlfriend has a knack for the supernatural, and seems to be the cause of some strange happenings around the Harper house.
  • Charlie gets drunk and sleeps with Rose on her birthday. Rose says she knows it's no big deal. But her father quickly shows up at Charlie's house, under the impression that they've been dating for two years.
  • Charlie bribes Jake into taking ballet lessons so he can vie for the affections of the teacher. Things go awry, however, when Charlie and Jake find themselves competing for those affections.
  • Charlie's elderly neighbor has an uncomfortable business proposition for Alan.
  • After Alan goes on a dinner with Jake, Charlie and Evelyn, he becomes fed up with seeking approval from women and decides to quit doing so with a little help from Charlie.
  • Alan's girlfriend Sandy is Malibu's answer to Martha Stewart, causing Alan and Charlie to pack on the pounds. Their desire for her fabulous culinary output is ultimately overwhelmed by her craziness.
  • After a disastrous evening out with his brother, Charlie decides it is time to see a shrink.
  • Charlie has to decide whether he can really commit to a serious relationship with Mia, especially when sex is currently off the agenda. Unsurprisingly, his suggestion that he sleep with other women in the meantime falls on somewhat stony ground.
  • As Charlie tries to receive his version of benefits from the relationship he has with Mia, Alan starts dating Charlie's most recent ex-girlfriend.
  • Forced to hide in his garage to enjoy a brace of beers and half a Cuban cigar, Charlie's attempts to keep his unhealthy lifestyle habits secret from Mia fall apart when she smells bacon on his breath, resulting in their first major argument since taking their relationship to a physical plane.
  • Jake's twelfth birthday approaches. Alan is busy with young, hot Kandi.
  • Charlie is nominated for an award, but he knows his rival Archie will win, as usual, so he doesn't want to attend it. Rose asks Charlie to help her with her boyfriend Gordon.
  • Alan is having financial problems: Kandi is too “expensive” for him.
  • Charlie learns that Kandi has been living with them for three weeks. It turns out he hasn't even noticed some furniture changes. Alan wants to try her as secretary, but Charlie doesn't think she's smart enough for that.
  • Alan is made to admit to Charlie, who keeps hitting it in, he has hit rock-bottom now his brainless girlfriend Kandi has moved in with his ex. It's all so confusing that Jake would prefer dad's ladies to be lesbians, then tells him Kandi's ma Mandi has joined Charlie's endless list of sexual conquests. Alan can't talk to Kandi, she just repeats Judith's phrases, clearly without understanding the words, but he sees her dad, Mandi's ex Andy, arrive on blind date with his own ex Judith. Frolicking finale at Judith's, in rooms, bed and hot-tub…
  • Alan turns to Jake's teacher for stimulating conversation, since Kandi obviously can't provide any. But the teacher starts to get the wrong idea about Alan's intentions.
  • Jake has his first boys-girls party, dating a smart girl, Wendy Cho. Alan was looking forward to coaching his son, but even Jake, who spends his schooldays watching the clock tick, isn't dumb enough to consider dating advice from the worst womanizer in L.A., while Charlie proves he can coach a virtually hopeless case -Alan and Judith's genes without the IQ- trough appearance, dance and anything else. In fact Alan envies Jake so much, he still hopes for …
  • Mia comes back and asks Charlie to donate his sperm. He agrees to, but for some unknown reason he can't deliver.
  • Charlie and Mia discover that setting up a wedding with their two crazy families is a disaster, so they decide to get married in Las Vegas.
  • Jake is ready to begin junior high school, until Alan scares him by telling him about all of the horrors that he experienced. Meanwhile, Charlie has a rash in a most inopportune area.
  • Charlie and his mom temporarily become friends until Charlie takes an interest in one of her married clients, and Alan goes to bed with a woman who has self-esteem issues.
  • Charlie humors Alan by going on a date with a woman his own age instead of a young bimbo. But when the woman rejects him after the first date, he becomes obsessed with seeing her again.
  • Charlie is getting serious with Linda. But lately he seems to be seeing his ex-stalker, Rose. Has she returned from England, or is it his imagination?
  • Charlie hasn't had a paying gig for months, so Alan becomes part of a drug study to make extra money. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to bond with Linda's four-year-old son.
  • A medication mix-up causes Charlie to humiliate Linda at an important dinner, and Jake disobeys his dad's orders and sneaks out to attend a rock concert.
  • After Alan gets in a fight with Charlie over a decorative bowl, Alan and Jake move in with Alan's mom.
  • Charlie discovers that being a children's singer means making lots of money and picking up single moms. But he also discovers that he's going to have to overcome his fear of performing in front of large audiences.
  • Charlie ignores his future step-father's advice and gets involved with his daughter, and he learns the hard way that he should have heeded the warning.
  • Alan finds out that Charlie stole his girlfriend in high school, so he sets out to even the score.
  • Alan's latest relationship has grown stale, so he turns to Charlie for advice about how to break up with her.
  • Charlie is suffering from a bad cold, and Rose suddenly and mysteriously resurfaces to “take care of him.” So why isn't Charlie getting any better?
  • Alan sleeps with a woman he and Judith were friends with when they were married, who then tells him that Judith says her new husband is a better lover than him.
  • Charlie sets up Alan with a prostitute, and accompanies Jake on a double date.
  • Charlie is acting even more promiscuous than normal, which is getting him in trouble with a lot of husbands and boyfriends. With the help of his psychiatrist, he discovers it's related to his ex-fiancée's upcoming wedding.
  • Alan helps to plan his mother's wedding, and Charlie makes some moves on the woman who will soon be his stepsister.
  • Parody of “CSI” in which a body is found in Charlie's bed, and detectives try to figure out who is the killer.
  • Charlie dates a self-help author who is much older than him, has a 32-year-old son, and treats him more like his son than his boyfriend. Jake tries to write a book report over the weekend, but keeps losing the book before he can read it.
  • Alan has a crush on Charlie's new older girlfriend, and Charlie discovers that he dated his girlfriend's son's fiancée. Meanwhile, Alan tries to get Jake to study for his algebra exam.
  • Charlie runs into an ex with a child who looks and acts a lot like him. He begins to suspect that he is the child's father.
  • Charlie kicks Alan out the house again after Alan demands that Charlie pay him back the $38 he owes him. Alan and Jake are now forced to turn to Judith and Herb for a temporary home.
  • Alan tries to date two women at once and Charlie tries to learn how to cook. Jake tells Alan that he's studying with a friend, but he gets drunk instead.
  • Alan is angry when Charlie hooks up with his secretary because he knows that the situation will end badly for him after their inevitable breakup.
  • Charlie gets more than he bargained for when he tries to make amends to one of Jake's old teachers that he dated, who went off the deep end and became a stripper after he broke up with her.
  • Alan is overjoyed when he learns that Judith and Herb's marriage is on the rocks, but he gets more than he bargained for when he tries to fake-comfort her. Meanwhile, Herb tries picking up women with Charlie's help.
  • Alan and Judith start seeing each other again after Judith's breakup with Herb, Herb continues to turn to Charlie for help picking up women, and Charlie messes with Jake by threatening to get him sent to military school.
  • Charlie's month-long relationship threatens to go down the tubes when she asks him to spend the night at her house instead, and Alan grounds Jake for mooning some girls on a school bus.
  • Alan realizes what a babe magnet Charlie's car can be, while Charlie is left with the neighbor when his daughter disappears with Jake.
  • When Evelyn offers to pay for Jake's college education and a car, Charlie suspects that she has an angle to play.
  • Charlie contemplates making some changes in his life after an old buddy and partner in crime drops dead on the balcony of his beach house.
  • Alan considers hooking up with his receptionist–until he meets her mother, and Charlie and Jake fight for the affection of a beautiful woman
  • Judith is pregnant, Alan believes he is the father, and Judith tries to keep him away from Herb. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to figure out why Jake is so irritable.
  • After his family acts mean-spirited during Alan's “surprise” birthday party, Alan decides he's had enough and moves in with his girlfriend and mom.
  • Charlie's big mouth and lack of attention to details gets him in couples counseling with his girlfriend.
  • Charlie needs Alan and Jake's help getting rid of the drunk, half-naked bimbo passed out in his bed when his girlfriend tells him she's coming home early from a funeral.
  • Charlie is so desperate to get Chelsea to return his accidental “I love you” and not lose control in the relationship that he is willing to propose to her just to make her say it.
  • Charlie has trouble trying to take care of Chelsea when she gets sick.
  • Charlie, Alan and Herb commiserate with each other when their stupid decisions put them on the outs with their significant others.
  • Charlie is disturbed when his mother meets Chelsea and starts spending time with her, but he has a plan for revenge.
  • Chelsea sets up Alan with her new “friend” Rose–the same Rose who stalked Charlie for years. But to Charlie's surprise, the two of them hit it off.
  • Charlie winds up in more hot water with Chelsea because he doesn't want her moving in with her.
  • Charlie is angry when Alan and Chelsea become good friends, until he figures out how to use the situation to his advantage.
  • Chelsea is jealous when Charlie's ex fiancé, Mia, calls him–perhaps rightfully so. Meanwhile, Judith goes into labor, Herb is incapacitated, and Alan runs into his ex-girlfriend and receptionist at the hospital.
  • Chelsea encourages Charlie to help his ex-fiancé Mia launch her music career, but does he still have feelings for her? And what if she's a terrible singer? Meanwhile, Alan wants Charlie to let Melissa move in with him.
  • When Charlie's fiancée, Chelsea, convinces him to let Melissa, Alan's girlfriend, move in, the girls take over the house.
  • Alan is forced to take care of Judith's baby when Judith's mom falls off the wagon, and Jake tries to blackmail Charlie when he runs over Chelsea's cat.
  • Alan takes a job with his mom so that he can move out and have alone time with Melissa, and Chelsea is upset about the way that Jake is treating her.
  • Jake refuses to stay with Charlie and Alan after they embarrass him in public, so Alan tries to convince Charlie to work together to settle their differences and stop fighting with each other.
  • Alan suggests that Chelsea get breast reduction surgery and Charlie kicks him out.
  • After Charlie and Chelsea set their wedding date, Charlie and Alan go out and get drunk and wake up in bed together with a strange woman.
  • Charlie invites Chelsea's sexy friend to stay at his place while she gets over a breakup, secretly hoping that he will get a chance to have kinky three-way sex.
  • Charlie is crushed when he discovers he hasn't been satisfying Chelsea and Alan attempts to cure his thinning hair on the cheap.
  • Charlie discovers that Chelsea hasn't been completely honest about her finances.
  • Against Alan's wishes, Charlie encourages Jake to hook up with a pretty girl he met on the beach since Jake's girlfriend is out of town for Christmas.
  • Jake writes love songs to woo his ex-girlfriend, and Herb and Alan hide their secret friendship from Judith's watchful eye.
  • Charlie endures a colonoscopy to get out of a trip to see Chelsea's bigoted parents, only to return home and find them in his living room.
  • Alan ends up in jail after a bar fight, and Charlie worries that Chelsea might be interested in the lawyer who takes the case.
  • When Charlie's jealousy threatens his relationship with Chelsea, he turns to Alan for help in becoming a better person. But will he be able to pull it off?
  • Charlie reacts to his breakup with Chelsea by taking the first tramp that he sees and marrying her in Las Vegas.
  • Charlie and Chelsea get back together for one night, which leaves Charlie mistakenly believing that they are back for good.
  • Charlie hooks up with Chelsea's best friends, which could cause problems when Chelsea wants to get back together. Meanwhile, Alan is paid handsomely by a chiropractic patient who wants a different kind of adjustment.
  • Alan dates the mom of one of Jake's friends instead of telling her that her son and Jake went out drinking, but Charlie surprisingly does not approve of his actions.
  • Alan's plan for a romantic overnight getaway with his girlfriend hits an unexpected snag, while Charlie has an unusual request for his overnight companion.
  • While Alan and Jake go to Sacramento to pick up a grandfather clock, Charlie gets a prescription for medical marijuana to help him sleep and forget about Chelsea.
  • Jake becomes Charlie's driver after Charlie has his license suspended, and to Charlie's chagrin, Alan makes plans to attend Chelsea's birthday party.
  • Alan unsuccessfully tries to keep Jake from finding out that he's sleeping with his friend Eldridge's mom, while Charlie contemplates giving up drinking after an unusually wild night he can't remember.
  • When Lindsey asks Alan to move in with her, Charlie will do anything to get Alan to say “yes.”
  • Charlie is not amused to see that Alan, who finally moved in with Lyndsey Makelroy, returns to his beach-house for ‘goodbye sex’ with Melissa, who still thinks he lives there. Although Lyndsey offers Alan all he ever wanted, he still can't resist meeting Melissa in the ‘love nest’, whatever Charlie tries. When Melissa turns up unexpectedly, disaster strikes for all, even in Charlie's for once utterly innocent crotch.
  • Lyndsey and Eldridge move into Charlie's house after Alan burns down their home.
  • Alan Goes out on the town pretending to be Charlie, while Charlie sneaks off for some cosmetic surgery.
  • Charlie has second thoughts about the woman he's dating when he discovers she's 47, but his attitude suddenly changes when he discovers she has a sexy, bisexual, 20-year-old daughter.
  • Charlie's past comes back to bite him when his girlfriend decides that his stalker, Rose, is just too much to handle.
  • Jake gets Alan to invite Evelyn to Charlie's house for her birthday dinner to get revenge for Charlie ruining his chances with a classmate, and Alan and Charlie get Charlie's pharmacist to come along as Evelyn's date.
  • Charlie gets a replacement housekeeper who is perfect while Berta is out for the weekend, and Lyndsey's ex-husband begins scaring Alan when Alan and Lyndsey begin dating again.
  • Charlie goes on a spending spree for his old fling, Courtney, who shows up after three years in prison for conning him out of money.
  • Alan is ashamed that he can't afford to buy Lyndsey a birthday present, so he gets creative.
  • When Charlie and Courtney break up, Charlie falls into a depression and goes to see his psychiatrist.
  • When Charlie and Lyndsey start becoming friendly, Alan's paranoia gets the best of him.
  • Charlie continues to obsess over Rose–whom he thinks is married–after running into her at the store, and Jake and Eldrige begin recording their own “Jackass” rip-off.
  • Alan's efforts to ask family for money to help promote his struggling chiropractic business turns into a Ponzi scheme, and Charlie continues to see Rose, still completely unaware that her “husband” is actually a mannequin.
  • Rose becomes wise to Alan's Ponzi scheme and threatens to tell his family–until Alan discovers the truth about Rose's “husband.”
  • After the death of Charlie Harper, Alan faces the reality of moving out of his brother's beach house - until he meets a depressed Internet billionaire whose wife just left him.
  • Walden buys Charlie's house and hires Berta as his live-in housekeeper, forcing Alan to move back in with his mom. However, Alan sees an opportunity to come back when Walden asks for advice about getting his wife back.
  • While preparing for a romantic dinner with his wife, Walden accidentally talks Jake into dropping out of school.
  • Alan begins working on getting Lyndsey back, but his days at Walden's place may be numbered after Walden hooks up with Charlie's gold-digger ex girlfriend, Courtney.
  • Lyndsey dumps Alan after he agrees to be completely honest about his past, and a stoned Walden tries to cheer him up by throwing him a party.
  • Alan convinces Walden to see Charlie's old shrink after he gets his divorce papers from Bridget, but his spirits are soon lifted after he meets a lesbian who looks like her.
  • Walden hires Evelyn as his interior decorator, but Alan is convinced that she just wants to take advantage of him sexually. Meanwhile, Alan inherits Charlie's journal, and Jake has a crush on his tutor, but she has a crush on Walden.
  • Still emotional after Charlie's death and jealous over Walden's ability to pick up hot single women, Alan takes a break from reality and channels his inner Charlie.
  • Upon his return from the “stress clinic,” Alan finds out that Jake got his girlfriend pregnant, Walden and Lyndsey are sleeping together, and he has to move out immediately.