Being the media and tv junkie that I know I am, it has been really hard but I have spent the past couple of weeks trying my hardest NOT to follow the media coverage about Charlie Sheen.
There have been a couple of reasons I have chosen to avoid the issue – over the years Charlie Sheen has involved himself in what I would call “bad behaviour” and, to be honest, I don’t believe in rewarding bad behaviour so I wanted to avoid the media spotlight that has been shone directly on him because he is basking in it! To be frank, I am also torn about the subject of Charlie Sheen – I have tried hard to separate the actor and his characters because I’ve been a fan of his work for many years even though I would not consider myself a fan of the man himself. I loved Charlie’s performances in his early movies, as well as his work on Spin City (I was impressed by his work on this show, especially as he had really big shoes to fill when Michael J. Fox chose to leave the sitcom) and, of course, Two and a Half Men. It has made me laugh for years and has always been a show that my husband and I have enjoyed watching together. As a result, I have been conflicted so I have made a conscious effort to avoid what I would call the Charlie Sheen fiasco.
Last night, however, I inadvertently found myself watching an interview with Charlie Sheen on Dateline NBC.
I felt like I was watching a train wreck! It seems like Charlie has become a bunch of confusing and nonsensical soundbites – when you bring them together they make even less sense than the sum of their parts!
I sat…and watched…and watched…and watched. I kept thinking to myself, “Maybe he is going to make sense soon” but he never did.
I found myself wondering what Jon Cryer thinks about this turn of events?
The whole event saddens me on many levels. I hope that whatever is underlying all of these events will rectify itself. The interview clip with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez from England saddened me the most – they are obviously concerned about Charlie and the things that are happening.
How do you feel about the whole Charlie Sheen situation?