It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It’s one of my favorite shows.  The series follows the exploits of a group of friends who co-own a bar, Dennis, Mac and Charlie.  They are joined by Dee, as their bartender who also happens to be the twin sister of Dennis, and later on, Frank who is the legal, if not biological, father of Dennis and Dee.  These 5 are completely ruled by their id.  They are debauched individuals who will stop at nothing to further their selfish desires.  They have no shame.  This is why we love them.

Rob McElhenny, who plays Mac, created the show.  He developed it with Glenn Howerton, who plays Dennis.  They, together with Charlie Day, who plays Charlie, primarily write and executive produce the show.  Kaitlin Olson plays Dee.  She and Rob McElhenny are married in real life.  They’ve mentioned somewhere that they fell in love between the first and second seasons of the show.  Danny DeVito joined the show in its second season as Frank.

The series first aired in August of 2005 and has been renewed through its fourteenth season.  This will tie the record of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” as the longest running live-action sitcom in American TV history.

Why am I saying this to you?

I’ve been feeling anxious about having to conform to a timetable in relation to my move to Philadelphia.  As a balm, I’ve decided to re-watch this show from the beginning, and to write a mix of review and recap of each episode.  Re-watching relaxes me, while committing to writing about it forces me to watch.

Honestly, I look forward to this.  It’s a clever show, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, that pokes fun at the foibles of human beings.  Sure, the foibles are amped up to an absurd degree, but that’s just part of the fun.

I hope you join me.




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