It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on FXX Premiered Aug 04, 2005 In Season

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  • The #1 Sunny Review by the #1 Sunny Fan

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    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