Unfortunately, I then happened to read Ken Levine's completely one-sided post about the issue and decided that I need to weigh in because the whole thing makes me feel pretty mad.
Now, I'm not saying that I don't find some of the comments that Angus has made about his beliefs and religion a bit troubling, because, I think everyone perhaps should.
Also, I'm not saying that in a somewhat normal situation I wouldn't find him to be a somewhat ungrateful person for making millions from a show and then openly trashing it.
But we're talking about Two and A Half Men here, the ultimate flagship of lazy, unambitious, crappy writing, a show that doesn't represent any values, a show that doesn't even pretend that it's trying to make the world a better place.
It's run by Chuck Lorre, the guy who wrote in a public vanity card (when Charlie Sheen was in rehab) 'jokingly' that he hopes that Sheen dies before he does.
Even only based on that, I think it's more than understandable if the stars of the show at some point simply aren't able to take it anymore. (Sheen called it eight years of emotional oppression)
But what really troubles me is how the media plays this thing. According to them, anyone who walks away from 'easy' money.. ..well, that person can't be trusted.
I mean, why did Sheen walk away from a show that made him millions? Why? He must be crazy.
Now it's the same situation with Angus. He's made millions from the show. Why would he do this? He must be.. (pick your word).
The only person from the original cast who hasn't had enough is Jon Cryer. He plays Alan who is basically a man-whore on the show.
For some reason the media thinks that he is the good guy here. They think that it takes a lot of courage to take the money and not say a damn thing about the lack of morals and the lack of quality on the show.
That's not how it's supposed to go. Right?