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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 4, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
Metascore
70

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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

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  • Starring: Danny DeVito, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson
  • Summary: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia revolves around four friends who run a bar in the City of Brotherly Love and have to overcome their relentless self-involvement to make their friendship and business work.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 15, 2013
    100
    "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has lost none of its giddy sharp edges. [28 Jun 2006]
  2. 90
    When "Sunny" works, it makes your rib cage ache. Even when it's not up to its usual standards, it's still better than whatever else is passing for a good time at the moment. [29 Jun 2006]
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 15, 2013
    80
    The language is offensive, the characters, in one light, reprehensible. But they and their show are a lot like puppies, too - incorrigible, yet lovable. You can't wait to see whose slipper they'll chew next. [29 Jun 2006]
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 15, 2013
    70
    Even for sitcoms, "Sunny" is often a vile, twisted beast that crosses the line of acceptable taste. But it can also be highly amusing, and the addition of DeVito and Archer does nothing to diminish that. [29 Jun 2006]
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jul 15, 2013
    70
    "Sunny"'s lively energy can get a bit too manic at times... and the characters are not quite differentiated enough to make much of a lasting impression. For that reason, "Sunny" doesn't belong in the ranks of the very best recent TV comedies, such as "The Office" and "Arrested Development," where each character feels incredibly specific and real. Still, there are pleasures to be had in Philadelphia. [29 Jun 2006]
  6. Reviewed by: Paul Brownfield
    Jul 15, 2013
    60
    As comedy it's hit-and-miss; what sells the show are the in-between things, the nonsense sibling spats between Dennis and Dee, the way Charlie's voice rises as his anxiety level does, the loose play of the banter. But if giving DeVito a prominent role will up the attendance, it doesn't immediately up the comedy. [28 Jun 2006]
  7. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jul 15, 2013
    30
    The problem isn't as much with DeVito and Reynolds as it is the ensemble to which the actor and character are added. [29 Jun 2006]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    I love this season. This season is just as funny as the first and the addition of Danny DeVito does wonders for the show. I cant wait to watch season 3. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    BEST SHOW EVER! Ridiculously funny. The whole cast is awesome. Every episode will keep you laughing. The cast are always getting themselves into crazy situations and it is always fun to watch. Danny DeVito was a great person to add to the mix. Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    This is just awesome one of the best shows ever. Danny Devito i a welcome edition to the show. 10 out of 10
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    9
    This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. This show is hilarious. Expand
  5. Aug 5, 2013
    9
    Love the addition of Danny DeVito. Much like the first season, the show has no issue providing constant laughs. The acting is still really good and the plot of each episodes is always interesting. Really good show. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2013
    8
    Returning for an improved second season It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia sees the introduction of Danny de Vito as a regular cast member. His presence certainly adds to the show but more significant is the increased consistency in the writing and characters behaviour meaning that, while it is still happy to deal with original subjects, there are far more laughs per episode.

    If you thought Seinfeld and friends were selfish and self-centred you haven’t seen nothing yet.
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