Two and a Half Men: Season 1 (2003 - 2004)


Season 1
Two and a Half Men

Critics Consensus

Two and a Half Men's inaugural season rises above its sitcom formula with a rapid-fire clip of bawdy quips as well as the sparky chemistry between stars Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 128
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Air date: Sep 22, 2003
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Air date: Oct 27, 2003
Air date: Nov 3, 2003
Air date: Nov 10, 2003
Air date: Nov 17, 2003
Air date: Nov 24, 2003
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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer star in this Emmy®-nominated comedy about two brothers and a precocious kid.

Critic Reviews for Two and a Half Men Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

Two and a Half Men isn't a great sitcom. But it's a solid, well-acted and occasionally funny one - and this season, that puts it ahead of the largely disappointing pack.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The steady decline in new comedies comes to a blessed halt Monday with CBS' Two and a Half Men, a show that is sweet without being sappy, sexy without being sophomoric and witty without being nasty.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

It's professional and competent, but not inspired. Call it Good Enough TV.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Two and a Half Men, has modest goals, but it achieves them confidently and without embarrassment or insult to the viewer.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

All right, Two and a Half Men is trite in too many ways. What's surprising is the goodly number of laughs it does offer.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Sheen persona wears thin after a while, and Jones is just another kid actor with a goofy-sweet face. But what could make this sitcom fly is Cryer.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

It's the best new sitcom of the season.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Two and a Half Men could sure use one or two fresh ideas.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Well-cast, well written and actually funny (imagine that!), this one's a keeper.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

With Mel Brooks' pen it might work, but instead, Two and a Half Men falls into the dreaded sitcom trap of predictable story lines about boys chasing girls, and lame jokes about hookers and phone sex.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

So sweet and light that it seems to have been applied to the TV screen via aerosol container, like jet-propelled whipped cream.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm cheerfully offering Thumbs Up, because I can't wipe this silly smile off my face.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two and a Half Men: Season 1

  • Sep 08, 2019
    The first season of Two and a Half Men gives us a great taste of its dark humor and dry sarcasm delivered by an outstanding cast.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    (all seasons) You can tell by watching Season 1 why this was a hit: a catchy premise, great cast and snappy dialogue contributing to a very enjoyable laugh-fest characterized by remarkable consistency. Even more remarkably, the above goes on for a whopping 8 seasons. Yet, things take an unfortunate turn for the worse after that, ranging - occasional refreshing glimpses aside - from the average yet watchable to the completely formulaic and below-par, and culminating with the ill-advised "meta" finale. Winning?
  • May 19, 2018
    Season 1-6 : one of the best comedy show and to be honest 'the best comedy SHOW'. Season 6-8 : tolerable..... Season 8 and afterwards: do not even try to watch else it will lead to migraine and may lead to brain HAMORRHAGe......
  • Feb 08, 2016
    A really good sitcom and it is also one of top 5 best sitcom.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    One of the best serials
  • Apr 20, 2014
    The characters are pretty funny.
  • Dec 10, 2013
    Kicking of a 12 season run, Season 1 has occasionally funny humour and a great lead performance from Charlie Sheen.

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