I almost died laughing watching this show. unfortunately, it's gonna move to some new channel called FXX, and I don't think I get get that channel with my cable service. at least it's on Comedy Central
Outstanding! This show is the greatest show of this generation! It is about 5 best friends who work in an Irish Bar in Philadelphia called Paddy's Pub. Going through the most outrageous stories ever to be told. I shall break it down as I can only do it. The clever way that they open their episodes by having words on the screen to capture the audience to the setting while having sounds of their bickering, fighting, or whatever illicit activity that they find themselves in will always make us get excited for whatever non-sense that they will drag us into. It's that bone-chilling effect that only they can produce in the openings of television now. Once the text clears you find yourself sucked into "The Gang's" leading arguments. This is where all of the rising action is within the story! Most shows drag it out for half the show before getting to the "good stuff". However, this show get's the audience into the story before the opening credits appear. In every episode, the "Gang" is always left with a situation doesn't unfold before you. You see the outcome of the leading arguments after the opening credits have happened. This leaves the audience with that imagination of whatever they want to believe could have happened during that time frame. And when that opening score hits your ears you feel like you are now entirely within the show. The opening clearly shows what this show is to those who see it. They are not looking for perfection. These guys are not trying to look good for anyone. It's their time they spend in the city of Philadelphia. That's what I see when I watch Rob McElhenney's camera technique towards the many attractions and places in Philly. The music makes you feel like your floating on clouds. For first time viewers, it would seem like a mis-match of song choice with this goofy show. But it delivers that funny -danger lurks in all the good places- sort of feeling that they can only deliver. Once this show starts off you are put into a fast paced movement of jokes and screaming that you will never forget for a lifetime! This show is creative and adds that clever wittiness that people with a strong sense of crazy atmosphere would like to be surrounded by. Some people will definitely find this show offensive, however comically satire they make their jokes seem. This show will also disgust many people, and I'm guessing everyone. But based on what other shows you see on this show has been keeping in pace with towards the young generation. And to keep their targeted viewers entertained, they would have to do the morbid and gory things that they occasionally do. What other shows never did and what they are now trying to do is what Sunny has been champion of their entire time they have been on . They are able to create the outlandish behavior that you see in family Guy, South Park, or whatever else show that has animated antics. The only thing is able to make those things happen in real life. That's what keeps this show going forever. It's what drives the actors to do more. And the best thing about this show in my personal opinion, is that the actors are the writers! That's the best value! The actors Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day also co-write the scripts together. This makes the show come alive! Other shows will have a big-shot Hollywood actor get paid millions to say a few words that other people have wrote and they get absolutely no recognition. When you watch an episode you feel like this was apart of their lives. You have a sense that these 3 guys all joked about the word "Clown-Baby" before they put it into "Hundred-Dollar Baby". You are given a smile on your face when you watch the bloopers because you feel like that's the actual story behind their lives. No other show in the history of shows that I can think of right now was ever capable of pulling that off. For those people that watched 3 minutes of it and simply wrote it off and went back to their daytime reality show will never be able to think, create, visualize, endure, provoke, belittle, motivate, and entertain like a Sunny fan! I will say that this show has changed through the years. When season 1 started, Rob, Charlie, and Glenn were looking for that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" feel of reality that makes you believe that it happened. So whenever they made a mistake on set, it would not be cut out but embraced as part of the show. If you watch season 1 and 2 you will know exactly what I mean when I say that it went for realistic. Mostly because season 1 and 2 were directed by Dan Attias. Season 2 right off the bat introduced Danny DeVito's character Frank as Dennis and Dee's father. That whole season of 2 was played out as a movie to do these things: 1)Introduce DeVito as Frank Reynolds 2) Set his role towards "the Gang" 3) separate his initial setup from "the Gang" while at the same time keep him close and 4) Continue to be the best show of all time. They did all of this and it really did feel as if you were watching a movie if you watched them together. The show really rose into their place when season 3 started. They basically said "screw the realistic approach", which made them cross into this area in which all of the things they did were goofy and for fun sport while still grasping that down to Earth context. I also love how they never have serious feelings toward one another. You rarely see these guys get serious, angry, or frustrated and if you do 100% of the time it is always played off comically. They may work as a team in most cases that require each of them, but they soon turn against each other as soon as they hit a road bump. They will always try to better themselves by stepping on others to make them feel better. There is also this world where each of them live within their minds that make them socially disconnected from the rest of the normal world. They all feel as if they are superior among every one else (especially Dennis) and will always think they can do other people's jobs a lot better than them. The classic setup that they setup is that Mac is the Brains, Dennis is the Looks, Charlie being the Wildcard, Frank being the Muscle, and Dee being the Useless Chick. In my opinion Mac is the Muscle, Dennis is the Looks, Charlie as the Wildcard, Frank as the Brains, and of course Sweet Dee as the Useless Chick. These guys deliver comedy gold, and are the Seinfeld of this generation and (like Seinfeld) the next generations to come. I have given this show a perfect 10/10 look at what I wrote! This show lacks nothing that it needs and has built a steady fan base that targets different fans of different tastes. This show will never die and is to me "The Greatest Show Of All Time"! Greenman! ~Uchima
Is this the the longest running comedy on television right now? I mean the simpsons has been on forever but it's not that funny anymore. Always Sunny has been killing it year after year and it's still hilarious. ALl the FX shows are (except charlies sheens show). But Louie, Archer and that new show Legit are hilarious. if anyone wants to see what fx's new show is about i put a link below. But anyway, ya Always Sunny is probably the best example of how a cable comedy can outlast and out perform any of its network rivals
It's rare that I laugh out loud when I'm watching a TV show but this show has the zaniest of antics that I can't help but laugh out loud. Dennis complaining that he was rear ended in his vehicle while eating a bowl of cereal!? It's normal and ridiculous at the same time! Almost a 'real life' Family Guy.
This show has always been able to deliver a good laugh. I've never been disappointed with an episode. The episodes can stand on their own, which is nice to see in a TV series, even though watching previous episodes may make certain situations even funnier.
Love it or hate it, IASIP is extremely consistent. Week to week, season to season, the deliver fast paced comedy. A very dark show about some of the most selfish people in the world (where everyone involved in writing is probably going to hell) is also one of the funniest. Many people will say that's its just yelling, which to some extent is true, but it's clever yelling.
Give the show a few episodes so that you can adjust your morals to find it funny and not terrible. It is just a TV show after all.
If there is one show that is nothing like those sitcom american comedies (those audience laughters, What the heck?), which force you to laugh to the show (and if it appeals to such a thing, it is definetly because it lacks humor, or interest). Well folks, that's not It's Always Sunny In Philadelfia, that's one great dark humor show, that will never disappoint you.
The characters are so credible, that you believe, and so human, that you see yourself in it.
It's like Rumi used to say, humor is one of the finest way of learning about ourselves.
And I gotta say this show is critic, critic to it's soul, and incredibly funny, otherwise I wouldn't be laughing my ass out! ahaahhaha
Lord, this is easily one of the most patronizing shows on television. I would never catch any of it if it wasn't on late night between two other good shows. Apparently the fans of this show are the same as that "Bob's Burgers" debacle. This so-called "humor" caters only to the lowest common denominator. Sad...
Scroll up to the shows picture and back down to here. See that picture of the grown adults doing the stereotypical "artistic" photo shoot while dressed in a sunny yellow. Take the comedy of that picture and add a full lack of morality and logic while burning all common sense into cinders. It's that funny.
Good use of comedy...id probably say they use stupid and smart comedy at there best...although sometimes they might step over the boundery but over and all its a great show...love dennis reynolds character...great acting by Howerton
=] i remember watching this show, i still do, this show is awesome!!!!! everyone on the show is so hilarious, i love how most of their situations always end badly for them. if you hate this show, that's fine, but i'm unclear about what makes you think this show isn't funny because its hilarious!!!
The mastermind(s) behind this show are ridiculously talented. They somehow make you care about these self absorbed, crass, often crazy characters who put themselves in the most insane (& awesome) situations.
The show revolves around 4 members of "the gang", Mac, Dennis, Charlie, and Dennis' twin sister Dee. During season two, Frank Reynolds, Dee and Dennis' father is introduced, which made the show complete. (Had Frank been there from the beginning I'd give this show a perfect 10)
It's not like there's necessarily plot arcs in the show per se, but there is continuity and things that'll pop up randomly and also recurring characters like The Waitress and Rickety Cricket.
When you watch from the beginning, it's funny how this show makes you care about the characters and their bonds with each other even though they often betray, manipulate, and even often inflict physical and mental pain on each other throughout the course of the series, to each one's personal benefit. But this is a dark comedy so if you're looking for deep character development and meaningful epiphanies in your comedy..look elsewhere.
It's definitely an acquired taste, but if you're into seeing what normal sitcoms don't show, Always Sunny is for you.
Even halfway through it's 7th season, IASIP continues to deliver strong plots for it's characters with great acting. Props to Rob Mchelleny, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. Also Kailtin Olson and Danny Devito are amazing in their roles, continue the great work, guys. Can't wait for seasons 8, 9 & hopefully more!
Watched series one of this show on the back of the wonderful reviews on here, but what a let down.
I love comedy series' and the plot of this show about a group of people who own their own bar in Philly and the exploits that involves sounded great but sadly it just isnt particularly funny, no matter how hard they are clearly trying. On top of that the stories just weren't entertaining i couldnt really attach to any of the characters. In terms of laugh out loud comedies this isn't anywhere the same league as californication or entourage sadly :(
I saw this show for the first time on an airplane. I only started watching it cause my friend was. Now I am hooked. One of the few shows out there, where the characters aren't all rich, or look rich. Just a bunch of fun and funny people doing "charlie" work, eating nuts found in the alley and having bbqs in the back of a uhaul. But they are smart... Kitten Mittons. And very talented.... Dayman, fighter of the nightman, champion of the sun... he's a master of karate and friendship for everyone. I'm kinda glad it's not too popular. These days being underappreciated is a compliment.
This show is based around the quirky, crazy, and all out ridiculous lives of 5 insanely stupid people who run a deadbeat bar. The plots of each episode of this show are rich with scheming to get the upper hand on just about anyone in the stupidest ways.
This is a fantastic show that has become pretty popular over the last 2 or 3 years. It's always full of laughs and has a fantastic character line up. Charlie, the lovable janitor who is constantly being taken advantage of, is always funny due to his extreme lack of intelligence as he schemes his way towards getting the waitress to fall in love with him. Then there's Dennis, who believes himself a gift from God to women and let's people know about it while he mostly gets shut down by women. Mac is Dennis' best friend who cracks me up the hardest with the shows hinting at his homosexuality. Best of mac is the episode simply titled Mac is a Serial Killer. Dee is Dennis' sister who is constantly being shunted from the group and tries to maneuver her way into the gang's spotlight as they continually express how they don't care about her. And then there's Frank, who I believe the show was entirely incomplete without and am so so glad that he was added in the second season. He's the money behind the gang's operations and he goes overboard constantly with his substance abuse and getting lost in the moment. He is funny as hell while he starts tripping on acid with the Mcpoyles. Overall this show is a must watch.
Danny Devito is at his best on this show.this show could be compared to Seinfield on so many levels but the complete opposite. Dee is the hotter version of Elaine.Deniss is Jerry and Charlie is Kramer and that other dude is like George because nobody likes him.This show is funny on so many levels like the episode were Dee and Frank pretend to be a married couple i laughed so hard i just had to shot and scream Jerry Jerry. a show about screwed up people who run their own bar is a messed up version of Cheers with a hint of Sienfield on crack.
I checked out this show thinking it would be something different and funny. As it got moving, I was torn between not liking it and thinking it might be worth it. It had the potential to be something really different - a different kind of sitcom with real conversations and different plot lines that was very rarely set up like most sitcoms are. But then it continued and it got more and more childish. It's attempt to comment on racism became adolescent and then racist itself. Its attempt to be ground breaking and funny with sexuality made it homophobic and very very adolescent. It simply didn't end, and it was not worth it anymore. I am all for pushing buttons, boundaries, and the like but this show does not subvert anything, it simply is there, is not funny, is even stupid, and is definitely not worth watching.
Although it seems to have little to do with Philadelphia (at least according to my friend from Philadelphia), "It's Always Sunny" jumped right in with a wannabe-cool band of misfits that are their own worst enemies, and turned out a very funny show.
If the show tries too hard at times to be edgy or hip, this could be forgiven due to the fact that the main characters are doing the same. The writers found what should turn out to be a prolific premise in creating a group of friends that try so hard at everything they do that they end up having to try even harder to get themselves out of the messes they inevitably create. On the surface, this may not sound like a groundbreaking formula, but it's a tried-and-true one that is presented with a very updated feel.
If the show keeps its occasional improv-sounding dialogue and mild handheld camera look in check, it should be able to turn out some enduring episodes without dating itself too quickly.
Neither the plots nor the characters are terribly deep, but the show combines the best of situation comedy with the added humor that comes from letting the audience recognize what's funny without having a laugh track to point it out.
If this show stays on the track it's on, the weather could be looking good all season.
I really want to like this show. It seems like it has a great premise, but for some reason I just don\'t think it\'s funny. It seems like a clever idea, and it has Danny DeVito, but it\'s just not funny. I usually like silly shows about 20-something hipsters.
I\'ve watched quite a few episodes and I keep waiting to really fall into it and start laughing, but it never happens. I\'m disappointed because I really want to like this show.
It\'s cool that they live in Philadelphia, there aren\'t many shows based in Philly (Real World Philadelphia doesn\'t count!).
This show is just not funny. It's not that it's offensive, (it is), it's just stupid. I can handle offensive if it's at least funny, but I haven't been able to watch an entire episode yet. I just get too bored!
The writing is ridiculous. I've known high schoolers who could have done better. The acting is terrible. It reminds me of a bunch of kids playing pretend. There is no plot. I can't believe it's still on the air. Please don't delete this. I've written other reviews for this show and they all seem to get deleted. It would appear as though you only want positive reviews rather than truthful reviews.
Sorry, everyone, but I've watched this from S01E01 and I can tell you (2 eps into) season 3 that they've "jumped the shark". Season 1 was fresh and original, and the actors/producers had that great "we did this on our own" story. Plus, it was a short, 7-ep season so we were left wanting for more and there was obviously more material in reserve. Season 2 was pretty decent, too, since they still had original material to continue with from the short first season. Danny DeVito's addition to the cast went pretty smoothly, too, seemed pretty organic to the storyline. However, all this has changed in season 3. Everything from their acting to the storylines seems forced and contrived. Maybe they can't really make the jump from inde-tv actors to mainstream tv stars, or maybe this is just what happens when that occurs. But I'm sure I'm not enjoying season 3 anywhere near as much as the first two. And the preview for ep-3 didn't look like it held any more promise. Sorry for being a downer, but many of you still find merit and enjoyment in the show, so that's cool. It's just worn thin for me and those like me. Don't worry 'about me, I'll find some other shows to watch instead. I'm hoping at least one or two shows are keepers for this new season.
This is the ultimate fushion of Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. The characters are so delusional, so twisted, so impossible to like that you end up loving them. The situations are some of the most cartoony and ridiculous you'll ever see in live action.
Charlie is specifically such a well-crafted character. So perfectly idiotic, yet the only one with a hint of a caring, loving nature that rarely but does sometimes show. DeVito is brilliant, I think this is by far his best roll. Amazing to watch how quickly the character evolved from a stuck-up rich fatherly type, to a complete and utter alcoholic, disoriented, trainwreck.
You know how in an episode of Cheers, Sam Malone is kind of a scumbag, but by the end of the episode he does the right thing, proving he really is a nice guy deep down? That never happens on 'Sunny.' By far this is the most original and funny show on television; the only show in the last decade that would even compete with Sunny is Arrested Development. If you've never seen an episode, it might take a few days for the "funny" to kick in. You'll watch it, crack a smile, then go on with your day. Then, about 3 days later, you'll think to yourself "that was f***ing hilarious." It takes a while to erode the sensibilities, but it'll get there. Lower your standards, tune in and watch. As they say, "you might pee a little."