It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5 (2009)


Season 5
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
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Air date: Nov 5, 2009
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The gang are back for Series 5 as Frank (Danny DeVito), Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) try their hand at real estate. Meanwhile, Charlie (Charlie Day) squares off with a lawyer over the intricacies of the judicial system, and Dee (Kaitlin Olson) arranges to be a surrogate mother for a rich couple.

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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Mostly more of the same of what we've come to expect from the series.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The genius of Sunny is that these dimwitted, evergreen optimists, unknowingly explore major political/social topics.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There's a reason this show has lasted five... seasons, and it's because these lazy, stupid, insensitive bastards are worse people than the cast of Seinfeld, if that's actually possible, and yet they're so much more loveable.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

They've created a niche show full of conniving, backstabbing yet lovable characters so they might as well follow their formula and wring out all the comedy they can.

Oct 1, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There were a lot of gimmick-lite plots that sometimes didn't cohere all too clearly but always had enough straight comedy to prop them up.

Oct 1, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 5 brings more of the same, but the characters are so well delineated and the performances are so solid that more of the same is a good thing.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sunny may not be the most highbrow comedy on television, but it's arguably the one with the highest density of actual laughs.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5

  • May 21, 2014
    FX's hit sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia serves up some incredibly irreverent and outlandish comedy as it enters into its fifth season. The characters go full blown cartoony this season as Charlie, Mac, and Frank are dumbed down, but the series has gradually been moving in this direction; so its feels like a nature progression. And, the episodes themselves get pretty zany as Mac and Charlie write a movie, Dennis reveals his 100% foolproof system of seduction, and the gang competes to merchandize Paddy's Pub paraphernalia. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia continues to get more outrageous in Season 5, and while there are diminishing returns there are also a lot of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2019
    Close to season 4 as my favourite - some classic episodes. Franks intervention, Mac and Dennis breaking up and DENNIS are all fantastic (as is pretty much every episode).
  • Oct 15, 2018
    It’s always sunny continues it’s hot streak with its fifth season.

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