It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

25 09 2008

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is by far one of the most original and funny shows that I’ve seen in a long time. According to IMDB, the show’s slogan is “It’s Seinfeld on crack” which I think is a fairly accurate description. Much like Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s characters are obliviously terrible and self-centered people, but the premises for the shows are far darker than anything Seinfeld and Larry David could ever dream up.

The basic plot centers around four twenty-somethings as they try to keep their bar, Patty’s, afloat. Past seasons have included topics like racism, cancer, and crack addiction, and within the first two episodes of the season 4 they’ve already covered cannibalism and and trying to cash in on the fuel crisis. However, no matter what the overlaying theme of the show is, the subplot usually involves them trying to make a quick buck.

With multi-layered story arches and hard hitting jokes, the writing is top notch in every sense which allows the actors to focus more on building character depth instead of trying to force poorly written punch lines on the viewer. Adding to this character depth is the fact that Charlie Day who plays Charlie Kelly is also a principle writer for the show. The cast is rounded out by Danny DeVito who plays Frank, Dennis and D’s father.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia airs on FX at 10pm on Thursday. The official site is here, torrents to past seasons can be found here.




One response

17 10 2008

truly an amazing show!!

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