It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (2013)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 0
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns to form this season, with all the hilarious depravity fans have come to expect from The Gang down at Paddy's Pub.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 4.6/5
User Ratings: 84
Seriously dark comedy about four dissolute friends who run a struggling pub in Philadelphia. Dennis, Dee, Mac and Charlie are absolutely (even gleefully) amoral. They're 'Seinfeld' characters on steroids, clowning their way through story lines that 'Seinfeld' writers wouldn't have touched.
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Binge-watch episodes, and a gonzo compassion begins to seep up through the filthy surface.
It may not be everyone's cup of tea, for sure, but you gotta admire the chutzpa, at the very least. Well played, Sunny. Well played, indeed.
The jokes are mean-spirited, and the characters are horrendous, and you love them unconditionally because of it.
Ah, welcome back Always Sunny. You might be hit or miss, and getting a bit long in the tooth, but there's just something so refreshing about re-entering your world of constant cruelty and tasteless tomfoolery.
It's almost comforting in a way. The world might change, but the basic personalities of these schemers, cutthroats and loveable villains never do. They're outlandish. They're mean-spirited, and they're still really damn funny.
Driven by needs and emotions that are grubbily petty, ugly and selfish, it also happens to be delightfully funny: Even the meanest forms of humanity can jerk you into unexpected fits of laughter.
Sunny... gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.
Becoming the big dog hasn't cost Sunny its bite. It's only gotten meaner and funnier.
On par -- or at least within sight -- of 'Sunny's' glory days, before in-jokes and constant recycling set in.
The season nine premiere was fairly average by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia standards, but still great when compared with the rest of television comedy.
Sustaining such a satirical balancing act for eight years should earn creators Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton (and their co-stars) a place in the comedy pantheon.
Sunny is back and, while maybe not as strong as the show's peak, it's at least as funny as last season and maybe even smarter.
[The cast's] neurotic efforts to scheme their way to happiness, fame, and fortune continue to coincide with skewed views on a variety of real-world issues that blend well with the show's onslaught of crude, scattershot humor.
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