If you're a fan of Arrested Development or The Office, you'll probably like It's Always Sunny. Not that they're very similar, but people who like either of them usually also really enjoy Sunny.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia revolves around the life and exploits of a group of friends, or "The Gang" who own a bar in South Philly.
Mac (Rob McElhenney)
Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day)
Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton)
Diandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds (Kaitlin Olson)
and Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito)
The humour is often crude, awkward, and at times, incredibly witty. Themes often revolve around taboo issues, such as abortion, molestation, drugs, guns, racism, and just about every other thing you can think of. Each episode (this is best after season 1 as it was reversed in season 1) starts with an introduction scene, that cleverly leads into the title of the episode in big white text on a black background. This is almost always hilariously done.
The soundtrack to the show is very upbeat, orchestral, classical and easy listening. This is often seen as an ironic choice of music, considering the show's crude, chaotic and dark themes.
The show is written mostly by Rob and the rest of the stars. My favourite character by far is Charlie Kelly, the glue huffing, illiterate man-child. Charlie lives in a shithole apartment with Frank (DeVito), who, due to all the cats meowing outside their apartment, have to induce themselves into a sort of coma every night by gorging on cat food and beer.
Season 5 just finished airing on FX, and season 6 is currently in the works by the gang. I really look forward to it.
The show is fucking hilarious and if you don't watch it there is something wrong with you.
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