12 July 2017 | lesleyharris30
Had Potential, but Eventually Falls Flat,
Anger Management is a good television series with reasonably well developed plots and a talented comedic cast. It was an enjoyable run of 100 episodes thanks to a quirky mix of characters that made it seemingly easy to come up with plot lines, as a result of the many situations you could put these people in to. This is the series that Charlie Sheen bounced back with after leaving Two and a Half Men, and his performance in the show is very strong, he still certainly has leading man qualities that make this show worthwhile.
It starts off on a high, the first season, as well as the first half of the second season, were high quality sitcom for me, but the second half completely falls flat. By around the fiftieth episode, it felt as if the writers were not trying anymore, they had signed a 90 episode deal and were just trying to cram them out as fast as they could to get it over with.
As the show goes on, we can really see every aspect of the series lose momentum. The actors are no longer as passionate, were possibly aware the show was not a ratings darling, nor was it a critical smash, but it does not need to be, there is one vital thing that makes a sitcom enjoyable, and that is watching its actors have fun, and after awhile, that is not happening, and it became tedious to finish.
Inconsistent, but a reasonably enjoyable comedy. Funny and with a terrific comedic cast, Anger Management does overstay its welcome, but it is worth the watch if you ever see it on television and are looking for something short and sweet, just do not go out of your way to see it.
Charlie Goodson, an anger management therapist, manages a group of patients in his home, while also coping with own personal issues.
Best Performance: Charlie Sheen / Worst Performance: Brett Butler
Best Episode: Charlie's Dad Visits / Worst Episode: Charlie Has a Threesome