It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 13 Reviews

November 13, 2019
We may be living in the era of the post-comedy comedy, but Wednesday's première of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia..." is a reminder that there's still a place for comedy comedy -- hilarious, grotesque, delirious, pointless comedy.
November 14, 2018
The season isn't bad, per se, but with It's Always Sunny's impeccable track record, even the most tentative of missteps constitutes a massive fall in quality.
November 9, 2018
This was a clear tonal shift and I didn't expect such beauty or emotional heft.
October 30, 2018
After thirteen years on the air, the show continues to push buttons and boundaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2018
They're terrible at expressing their feelings of pain, resentment, and loneliness, which ends up manifesting as sociopathy. It's great for comedy, and Sunny never loses sight of that. But it's also been weirdly great for pathos.
September 7, 2018
Always Sunny is off to a strong start now that it's proven that it can still pull off twists after more than a decade on the air.
September 7, 2018
Sunny is almost like psychological field notes. It has developed this extremely unhealthy group dynamic to such a degree that watching all the members interact is one hell of a potent experience.
Top Critic
September 7, 2018
Early installments certainly suggest that the show is reaching for freshness through topicality and self-examination.
September 6, 2018
[It] brings the show's progress to a juncture that markedly resembles square one. Lucky number thirteen is to be a season of change...
September 6, 2018
...that, really, has been Always Sunny's magic since the beginning. The Gang is the perfect stand-in for any issue the writers want because their toxicity is both the joke and the punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2018
Always Sunny is a finely calibrated balance scale, where the week's triumphs for some come at the precise measure of the others' crushing humiliations, and the Gang's intertwined madness is snarled beyond individual or group redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2018
'The Gang Makes Paddy's Great Again' is proof the show's still pretty great after so many seasons, but it gets extra points for finding a darkly funny solution to the show's Dennis problem - one that proved not to be much of a problem at all.
September 6, 2018
Thirteen seasons in, there's still no room for reason here. Only chaos. It's a beautiful thing.
September 6, 2018
Season 13 proves McElhenney, Day, and Howerton aren't out of ideas; the formula they've established still works beautifully, and allows them to stretch as far as their creativity demands.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2018
Always Sunny returned with a biting, silly Season 13 premiere that worked to undo all that the Season 12 finale established.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 6, 2018
All of the hoopla about Howerton's exit and the show's reinvention seems to be for naught. Sunny is back and as great as it has ever been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5