munchman: My Hero

With the right facial hair, no one can see you dribble

What? You don’t recognize Bruce Helford, creator-writer-producer of ANGER MANAGEMENT? I’d know him anywhere because – and this is a big reason for loving on him – look at that, uh, look. The man’s got style written all over his, uh, chin.

And if that’s not enough, look at this interview he gives at Collider.Com. The man’s a mere creator-writer-producer, for crying out loud, but he’s got balls big enough to speak, in public, about Charlie Sheen. And we know what happened the last time a creator-writer-producer tried that. Oh, wait…

Read the Bruce Helford interview ‘cuz it’s cool

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Whomps Foes

Like the mega-corporations always say, when it comes to business – even show business – profit is the best revenge.

Right?

Right?

Charlie Sheen’s TV show sets cable audience record

(Reuters) – Charlie Sheen may have lost a man and a half, but the bad boy actor has rebounded from last year’s television debacle with a record-setting audience for his new TV comedy.

More than 5.4 million U.S. viewers watched the debut episode of “Anger Management” on FX on Thursday night according to audience ratings data, making it was the most-watched, scripted comedy series debut in primetime cable TV history.

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So, approve of them or not, Charlie Sheen’s antics have leveraged him from mere highest-paid-star-in-TV-stardom to the dizzying realm of godlike-household-name.

Because it has to be Charlie that brought in the audience, and kept it for the length of the show. It sure wasn’t anything else about the episode. Especially not the embarrassingly milquetoast, continually backpedaling script. (Hey, we’re a writing site. Gotta comment on the words. And, speaking of words, how about that “milquetoast,” huh? When’s the last time you read that on the web?)

munchman Sees ANGER MANAGEMENT

The Pilot:

Charlie Sheen on downers? Not pretty, kids. Downright ugh.

Episode 2:

Less reverence, more assholery. Much better.

Conclusion:

Goddamn laugh track pissed me off so much I tried to kick the TV screen in. My roommate tackled me and sat on my chest till I stopped swinging. Who knew she was so strong?

Now that’s goddamn anger goddamn management!

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