Three best friends own a Irish Pub in Phili and get into sticky situations resulting from bad judgment. — Disc 1 Season 1: — The Gang Gets Racist Charlie Wants an Abortion Underage Drinking: A National Concern Charlie Has... more » Cancer Gun Fever The Gang Finds a Dead Guy Charlie Got Molested Scenes from Original Pilot Scene 1 Scene 2
Disc 2 Season 2:
Charlie Gets Crippled Cast and Crew Commentary The Gang Goes Jihad The Gang Gives Back Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom The Gang Runs for Office
Hundred Dollar Baby Cast and Crew commentary Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass The Gang Exploits A Miracle Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad Sunny Side Up (Making of) Kaitlin audition featurette The Gang Fucks Up (Outakes) Making A Scene: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia« less
Mark H. (djmark) from MONTEREY PARK, CA Reviewed on 10/16/2020...
I loved this series from the first frame. So irreverent, so utterly wrong, so non PC, it fills one with guilty laughs every episode. Often overlooked but rarely disappointing, this show showcased a lot of actors who went on to other things. worth your time
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 07/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who says the sitcom is dead? Not since Arrested Development has a sitcom been this truly hysterical and quick paced that you don't know what to expect next. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, originally premiering on the FX network in 2005, revolves around four friends: Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), and his sister Dee (Kaitlin Olson); all of whom own and run an Irish bar in downtown Philadelphia. They get into all kinds of crazy hijinks through misunderstandings and just plain bad judgement, ranging from being mistaken as a gay bar to Charlie lying about having cancer. Yes, there's nothing really wholly original about the show's premise, but it remains hysterically funny throughout. The second season of the show finds Danny DeVito joining the cast as Dennis and Dee's father, who isn't the sanest of the bunch either. This DVD set compiles the first two seasons of the show, and is definitely worth picking up for viewers who turned it when it first premiered, as well as newer viewers who may be anxiously awaiting the upcoming and long awaited third season of this very funny show."
Slob comedy crafted with wit and intelligence
Clare Quilty | a little pad in hawaii | 09/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anybody can make a comedy about a gang of hard-drinking idiots who get into amusing situations. But it takes genuine perspective and brains to make that kind of humor work on more than one level, to make it pay off with any kind of irony, to make it say something about culture and society and that old cold cruel finger of fate.
Time and again, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" pulls off those mean feats.
Perfect example: Upon learning that his elementary school classmates were possibly molested by their gym teacher, one of the characters is thrown into a crisis of self-esteem, essentially: Why was the coach attracted to the other kids and not him? He was a much cuter kid than they were ... wasn't he???
Much like Ren and Stimpy used to change size and proportion depending on their surroundings, the boys and girl of "Sunny" alternate in their thought processes between brain damaged and strangely elloquent -- but since it's usually in the service of making a cultural or political point, it's a device that works really well.
"Sunny" is easily one of the best sit-coms on the air right now. The masses who continue to mourn the loss of "Arrested Development" would do well to turn their attention to this underseen little gem.
This is a potent blend of high- and lowbrow -- a kind of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" centered around a quartet of boozy brats, or "Friends" with a more realistic amount of toxicity and "pushing 30 desperation."
The dialogue flows like good improvisation and the plotting is always clever and more complicated than you'd expect (in that respect it even one-ups "Curb" whose twists can be viewed from a mile away [though that's admittedly part of "Curb's" charm]). Plus the acting is surprisingly natural and the leads have an atomic-clock degree of comic timing; DeVito, who joined in the second season as the main siblings' ne'er-do-well dad is infinitely better than he might've been and a reminder of what a shrewd comedian he can be; and I, for one, sincerely hope we see a lot more of the great Jimmi Simpson and Nate Mooney, who play the mind-boggling McPoyle twins, in S-3.
Added to which, "Sunny" features one of my favorite television opening credits sequences ever. Even when I watch it on DVD, I never fast forward past it."
Funniest Show On TV
Grew | Wellesley, MA United States | 07/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its the show you and your friends wish you wrote. Laugh Out loud funny. I'm psyched i can finally get the DVD's so i can delete the 2 seasons off my tivo."
Easily the funniest show on television.
Arrie C. Jones IV | Kansas City, MO | 06/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This comedy series definately isn't for everybody. It's a completely different species than "Two and a Half Men" or "War At Home". This is a thinkers comedy series in that the jokes come fast so you really have to pay attention, but the reward is gut-busting laughs. The charactures are very well defined, as well as the group dynamic (the "gang") so you are immediately sucked in. They have spent a lot of time writing for Season 3, so buy this set and gear up for a new quality season!"
Lowbrow comedy thankfully leaves nothing sacred
Tracy Vest | Northern California | 08/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Take equal parts "Arrested Development" and "Seinfeld" and add in a little "South Park" and you have "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Not since the departure of "Arrested" has there been such a narcissistic group of characters. In fact, these folks make the Bluth bunch seem downright nice. FX's lowbrow comedy features a trio of friends who co-own an Irish pub - Dennis, Mac, and Charlie (who also co-created and write the series). Adding some estrogen to the mix is Dennis' twin sister Dee, an aspiring actress. They leave nothing sacred and no taboo safe from scorn. Like the Seinfeld gang, they are equal opportunity offenders - other races, religions, elderly, and even the disabled - each is treated with the same nihilistic disdain.
Whether the gang is trying to "altruistically" give teens a safe drinking haven, fighting over who's the sexiest man candy to their suddenly all male-clientele, coaching a team of at-risk youths in a basketball league, tossing flaming poop bombs into neighboring businesses, changing sides while cruising for hot chicks in a pro-choice/life rally, "banging" an inappropriate partner, or running for office hoping to resign with a bribe, each episode is pure comic genius. And the casting of swarthy and height challenged Danny DeVito as the twins father (who'd much rather be a buddy) in the second season is an inspired choice.
Touted as Seinfeld on crack (and two characters even experiment with it to secure unemployment benefits), no character is more put upon then Charlie. Like Kenny from South Park, many of the episodes are devoted to putting him in harm's way ("Charlie Gets Crippled; Charlie Got Molested; Charlie Gets Cancer"). He is the underdog that has an on-going attachment to the unnamed waitress and a history with the creepily incestuous McPoyle siblings. If you like lowbrow humor (and apparently I do), this show is guaranteed to keep you laughing and tuning in to repeated viewings. I still cannot believe what they managed to get past the censors!