It has to be said that Anger Management's formula is starting to work for it. The sheer number of episodes being produced of this show (close to fifty per annum) is staggering and mostly works through the conceit of having a very large cast of regulars and giving them each at least one scene per episode, thereby reducing the load on the main star. This seems increasingly necessary as Charlie Sheen mumbles through scenes with eyes half closed, at times almost seeming in a stupor. It is the broad supporting cast that adds so much texture to the show, enabling all aspects of the main character's work and life to be examined. We are privy to his father, his friends, work colleagues and two full anger management groups running in his home and a prison respectively. This episode expands the scope even further to show some of his father's neighbours, a Latino family, a plot device that allows for some mild racist jokes and the kind of conflict that generates effective chuckles. I doubt Anger Management will ever be considered a television classic but it deserves attention for managing to juggle so many regular characters effectively and creating a sustainable comic atmosphere across all elements of its main character's adventures.
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