It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1 (2005)

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Season 1
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 4, 2005
2
Air date: Aug 11, 2005
3
Air date: Aug 16, 2005
4
Air date: Aug 23, 2005
5
Air date: Aug 30, 2005
6
Air date: Sep 6, 2005
7
Air date: Sep 13, 2005

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The first series of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" follows four dissolute friends as they attempt to run a struggling pub. Along the way, Charlie (Charlie Day) fears he may have cancer, and Mac (Rob McElhenney) gets involved with a transvestite. Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson also star.

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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Despite their 20-something age bracket, the Sunny in Philadelphia gang have truly found their people.

Oct 1, 2013 | Full Review…

After years of futility, the search for a top-notch, 20-something slacker comedy is over, and it took a basic cable network to crack the code.

Oct 2, 2013 | Full Review…
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The show, in fact, is a small-scale gem, its characters refreshingly realized and its topic not aggressively dark, as seems to be de rigueur in TV comedy now.

Oct 1, 2013 | Full Review…

It is smug enough to think it's breaking ground, but not smart enough to know it isn't.

Oct 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

But what I love about the show is that it never seems to be trying to be outrageous. It has a casual effortlessness about it, and it's always funny. It's never shocking just for the sake of being shocking.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

[The characters] are straight out of television's generic lovable loser catalog, slapped into a generic television neighborhood Irish pub that isn't making money. What's left is to put these rote characters in horrendously un-PC situations.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Younger viewers might find the physical hijinks funny, but the writing and subtle jabs at society's hang-ups will fly right over their head.

Oct 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1

  • Jun 01, 2020
    In the days before Danny Devito, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia positioned itself as a spiritual successor to Seinfeld. That is if the protagonists of Seinfeld were all sociopaths. All the elements which would make the series such a great and long-lasting staple of any hardcore comedy diet are present in season 1. Devito does ultimately give the show some more flavor and credibility in subsequent seasons but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to love and enjoy in the first season. Each of the 7 episodes holds it own but my personal favorites are episode 3 "Underage Drinking: A National Concern" and episode 7 "Charlie Got Molested".
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Daddy devito isn't in it yet, but still great. The abortion episode slaps so hard.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    Unlikable personality traits, criminal behavior, total lack of growth and downright depravity is what makes the characters in this show stand out, and thus also the show among the masses of sitcoms. It takes the 'formula' for a successful sitcom and flips it on its head, much like Seinfeld. Join this with well-timed comedy and genius satire, then you'll have yourself a great show that could last many years.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Funniest show on tv; but you have to watch from the beginning to understand it and appreciate the character development / jokes.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    Not the finest series, but some great highlights, and just a show getting into it's stride. Cast is clearly very talented and writing team also. Having seen every episode multiple times, what I find particularly weird about this season is the gang are sometimes nice, and have morals!
  • Nov 03, 2018
    Started off as a perfectly good sophomoric sitcom that had just about begun to find itself when Devito came on and the dumb factor was turnt up to 11. Tried a few more episodes after that and just couldn't like it no matter how hard I tried.
  • Oct 24, 2018
    A great start to the show's cartoony/odd sense of humor
  • Jan 28, 2018
    Its always sunny is a comedy show that will make you laugh season one is a funny but doesn't have a theme to it with Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton in the role is a funny and with things we all love so if your in for laughs watch this 8/10
  • Sep 11, 2016
    I watched it again, and now it does make me laugh. Here's my review from before. It just doesn't make me laugh. But still, the performances are fine, the writing is kinda interesting, and it most of the time feels real!
  • Aug 28, 2016
    The search for the next Seinfeld is over, It has been running for 11 years now! Absolutely HILARIOUS show. 10/10 Stars!

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