It's set up by Charlie's ex-wife dating a guy who is telling Charlie's daughter she doesn't need college. Charlie doesn't want him telling his daughter that. The guy, who is far richer than Charlie will ever be, throws his success in Cahrlie's face.
Any series that even acknowledges the social reality of through-the-roof college costs and an econony that betrays the promise made to young people that they will find good jobs if they get a degree is one that gets my vote.
That's part of the takeaway, too: As crazy as he is, Sheen, and his producers (crazy as they might be for going into business with him), appear to have a better sense of where the country is at than either President Obama or Mitt Romney.
I'll have more of "Anger Management" as we get closer to the premiere. I want to talk about the way in which Sheen is a great sitcom actor in the tradition of network sitcoms. I also want to talk about the unique business model the producers and FX are using for this series, and what it might mean for the future of television.
As for the 46-year-old Sheen telling the New York Times this is his last series, while he talks to Rolling Stone about a foot fetish, this is one of Hollywood's great conmen playing the press and the beast of online gossip like almost no one else in the pop culture industry can.
You can hear a podcast of a review of "Anger Management" that I did on WYPR-FM, Baltimore's NPR outlet. It's linked on the left hand side of this post under the WYPR logo. Lisa Morgan produced it.