The show should have ended here.
Yes, I was a fan of the *Charlie* years, but the *Kutcher* years seemed to *..explode like a balloon full of meat..*, thankfully, the best years will live on in infamy in syndication.
I think the mistake CBS and Chuck Lorre made in replacing Sheen with Ashton Kutcher was not casting Kutcher as a spawn of Charlie. As we know, Charlie lost his virginity at 14 to the school nurse, so the age difference would have been close. Also, Ashton does resemble Charlie Sheen somewhat. Instead we got a billionaire software nerd washing up on oceanfront deck after a failed suicide attempt to drown himself in the ocean over a failed marriage. A younger version of Charlie could have worked much better. Casting is everything, but scripting is forever.
More tidbits on the Daily Mail. The creators promise lots of surprises in the final season. Maybe they finally saw my pitch was spot on afterall 😀