Friday, October 18, 2013

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. A great show about terrible people.

Since I'm in Philly over fall break I thought it would be perfect to write about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In the past month I watched all 9 seasons the show has put out this far. For those who don't watch the show, It's Always Sunny follows four friends who are the owners of a shady Irish pub called Paddy's. The show is well known for it's crass, offensive humor and the fact that every character is a terrible person. That's right, not a single character on the show could be considered a "good person". They are all shallow, narcissistic and will stoop to new lows to get what they want. For instance, one character Frank, the "father" of two other characters Dee and Dennis, makes them dig up their mother from her grave. In another episode the gang as they're called tries to "home improvement their neighbors house, but end up burning it to the ground and kidnapping the owners. The show is also quite meta, referencing characteristics of other shows and often mocking them. The entire show is a play on sitcom character flaws. One episode the gang visits another rival bar and it is very easy to see that the other bar is a homage to other sitcoms, complete with a will they/won't they couple and more. The show is great for those who love to watch terrible people not learn lessons and laugh the whole time.

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