It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8

| September 15, 2013

I’ve always loved watching stupid idiots getting themselves into (even more) incredibly stupid situations. Especially the kind that only seem to get worse and worse. I guess that’s why I adore this show so much. As the title says, I’m obviously speaking about Rob McElhenney’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. From the moment the first episodes starts, to the end of the season, I could not stop laughing. This is one of those rare shows in which I literally roll around in hysterics. The wit that the series still retains is pleasantly surprising eight seasons in. That’s an incredible feat for any show! It’s Always Sunny has managed to stay fresh whilst staying true to its original themes. Not many television shows can claim the same.

Again, the gang is back to similarly ridiculous hijynx. Some of the craziest events that have happened, since the beginning of the show, take place this time around. Danny Devito plays the role of Frank Reynolds more naturally than he ever has. I almost worry that he, quite possibly, may become the character he is being payed to play. I rather wonder how he acts in his day to day life. Charlie Kelly is, in my opinion, one of the best characters that has ever graced small screen comedy. Although he seems to have gained a certain sense of intelligence over time, Charlie Day is able to play down things that may otherwise be unbelievable. Kaitlin Olson is just as obnoxious as ever, and that may actually be one of the nicest things I can say about her; since her character, Dee Reynolds, is obnoxious by nature. Glenn Howerton is as creepy as ever playing Dennis Reynolds. Together these actors are a powerhouse of hilarity that just doesn’t stop.

Everything from the front cover of the DVD to the end of the last episode is worth owning. Purchase it as soon as you can because it’s not streaming anywhere! Enjoy your time in the space turtle’s dream, and remember the password is PaddysPub.

Available now on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox.

About the Author:

Mathew Tyler Jordan is an independent filmmaker, writer, and musician originally from a small village in Northern Ohio. Mathew made his way to Chicago, only after stopping in Southern Illinois to gain some experience and a little country inspiration, but he left with that and a little more. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and is the founder of GamTimeTV in Cleveland.

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