The warlock’s magic has run out. Charlie Sheen can apologize all he wants, but after his 2011 meltdown, most of us have disembarked from the crazy train. And until his new FX show has us laughing like a bunch of wildly entertained hyenas, Sheen should just take a backseat. He stopped by the Today Show to discuss his new sitcom, Anger Management, convince us that he’s not loony anymore, but he should really just put his money where his mouth is.
Sheen’s on a bit of a press tour, proving his worth as his new series, Anger Management, comes together. In his interview with Matt Lauer, he praises the new show, saying “Eight days there was more fun that eight years [at Two and a Half Men].” However, he spent the rest of the interview explaining himself. “I guess the plan was to reintroduce myself to America and to the media and say, ‘Sorry about that, but here’s what’s happening now,'” he said, adding that looking back, “It was a little cringable, because I didn’t recognize who that guy was.”
The problem is, we’ve heard this all before. After his issues with his ex-wife Denise Richards in 2005, we thought we’d seen the worst, only to see Sheen outdo himself with then-wife Brooke Mueller in 2010 and again in 2011 when he started his house of “goddesses” and left Two and a Half Men. He’s been practically unstoppable. And though he’s calmer now, he also tells Lauer that he still drinks, despite sage advice from professionals. The issue here is: if Sheen is really on the straight and narrow, we’ll have to see it to believe it.
So for now, Mr. Sheen, keep the chatter at a minimum. We’ll let you know if we’re still interested when we actually see Anger Management. The proof is in the over-stimulated pudding.