Sunday, December 13, 2015

SHOW: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's safe to say that almost EVERYONE loves this show. It is so hilarious and comes out of the gate swinging with every episode. Their pilot The Gang Gets Racist displays their fearlessness in attacking un PC topics. Showing the gangs ignorance to race and insensitivity to homosexuality.
Along with Tina Fey, the gang approaches the white guilt factor rather than ignore it. And to me that shows a lot about the real tension of white guilt towards black people.

The reason that Mac, Charlie, Dee, and Dennis are able to take on these taboo subjects is because they are the butt of the jokes every time. They are shown as narcissistic ass holes oblivious to their fellow people. This is a formula for any type of satire, Louie does it too in his show. Making themselves look like dicks for the greater good. To point out this type behavior in humanity.

This show really helped me get through High School. It was one of the few things I could count on to make me feel better. The chemistry that Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day have creates a group of mind of amazing comedy. Then adding a strong female comic presence who is willing to be the butt of the joke within their small society. They were forced to grab a big name, and Danny Devito was a truly fantastic choice.
Charlie will often make me laugh hard, but Frank Reynolds is so god damn funny. Danny Devito is just such a great actor that he commits so hard to the comedy.

Their supporting characters are all great too. The McPoyale brothers with their incest and warm milk, are often a tasty treat. Gail the snail is always bizarre. They have a cool way of bringing back all of their fun characters through out the series that all tie together.
Rickety Cricket's homelessness is heightened through out the series. Ben the Soldier's popping up, Da Maniac, and Bill Ponderosa is amazing. All of these characters are either referenced earlier and then brought to life, or are met and their back story is revealed.

It is about to go into it's eleventh season, and it has remained just as funny as all of the other seasons. It has not gone stale, the characters are too grounded and hilarious to get rid of. I hope they make more and more.

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