The show has pretty much always been unfunny and offensive. I mean... especially when you are watching Sheen on screen and thinking to yourself, "Oh wow... you really are just drunk at work right now...."
Pretty depressing really.
Ashton seems to have his shit together a little better in real life... though what do I know?
And yes, The New Girl is a great show! I would strongly recommend it over Two and a Half Men or Big Bang Theory or anything else on CBS.