Millions of TV watchers, most of them male, after spending the fall trying to remember the channel number for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, then spending the next five months trying to decide whether to watch “24″ and record “Heroes” or the other way around, had to change their Monday viewing habits again. And as a result, CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” has become one of the summer’s highest rated shows.
And while some questions about the show are unanswerable (like “Wasn’t Charlie getting married at the end of last season? Or was it Alan?”), there are some things you have to know to maximize your enjoyment of this rare survivor of the species hittus sitcomedus. So, I have created a quiz that should seperate the Real Men from the Half Men from the Old Christines. And it is weblished at the Television Department of MSNBC.com.
I’m proud of this trifle because it’s the first thing I’ve gotten onto MSNBC.com this year – I’ve been severely TV-writer-blocked. And it was surprisingly easy to find a number of funny ways to go with the quiz. I don’t think you even need to know the show to have fun with it… (You definitely do NOT have to know who the people in that picture are – it’s from an episode about finding ‘substitutes’ for family members) Come on… Play with me here.