The opinion seems to be a resounding NO. Many of our experts believe Ashton Kutcher is a bad choice.
Richard Laermer, author of 2011 trendspotting says “Ashton is a goofball. It will be Kelso and half a man.”
Susan Hawkins, a senior copywriter says “Charlie Sheen cannot be replaced. He’s why people watch the show. Only time will tell if Ashton Kutcher will give the show the spark it needs to hang on for another season or two. Personally, I think Jon Hamm (Don Draper on “Mad Men”) would be much better than Ashton Kutcher, but he’s already on a successful show. Hamm was outstanding in the comedy Bridesmaids.”
Jim Dailakis, actor and comedian thinks differently, he says “I think that Ashton is a good choice because he’s intelligent but can act like a not too bright womanizer as opposed to actually being one. He’s also not in denial of being a drug addict so that would definitely help. He’s likeable and the role is similar to the role he had in That 70s Show.”
Brenda Della Casa, Author of Cinderella Was a Liar says “Because of all of the fighting in the press, there is no getting around Two and a Half Men being a new show, regardless of who takes over. Ashton is less a “replacement” for Charlie and more of a spin-off star. That said, he’s hilarious, has a huge following (men and women) and a lot of fun to watch so why wouldn’t he be a great pick? I am really looking forward to watching him.”
Comedian John Powers thinks “Absolutely not. There was something special about a middle-aged man behaving like a hormonal 20-something. Put a younger actor in the role and it changes everything. The only way the show can go on is to put someone of equal age and esteem in his place. Maybe Emilio Estavez.”
Tabish Bhimani, an aspiring PR executive says “Sheen has a persona that resonates with all audiences. The kids want to be like him and adults envy him. His humor is mature. Kutcher, on the other hand has a boyish look and in the audience’s eyes Kutcher would create a disconnect with Sheen’s character which has developed intricately over the years. Can the animated Kutcher fill in big boy Sheen’s shoes? Not without losing the panache. The bottom line is that Kutcher can’t replace Sheen. Had Sheen continued and Kutcher been introduced as a new character, it would add for a great season.”
Tabish also thinks “If Robert Downy Jr was to suddenly slip into television, the role would suit him perfectly. He already has the experience, and an ‘I don’t care about you’ attitude without going overboard. Plus his all-too-many run-ins with the authorities seem to position him well in replacing Sheen.”
We at MissPerfectWoman.com think Ashton Kutcher is a poor choice. I mean a mature character replaced with a young Kutcher, no way. Ashton Kutcher might do well in some teenage comedy, but on two and a half men, no way! Our editor Vinil Ramdev, thinks “Arnold Schwarzenegger should be on the show.” With the way things are going with Arnold, this could’ve been the time to reinvent himself on television. I know Arnold may not find this a lucrative option but hey as an audience this would have made the show interesting. Arnold’s image has got a beating in the last few weeks, but with his new image, he would have been a perfect fit on “two and a half men.”
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