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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    As usual, the improvised feel of the show adds to its energy.
  2. 70
    Not all of the show’s demented comic gambits work, but Sunny gets points for inventiveness, and all things considered, the show is far more consistently entertaining than it was in its first couple of seasons.
  3. 70
    Somehow, this ridiculous show manages to entertain us without any semblance of character development or the remotest whiff of a familiar, relatable scenario.
  4. At some point, the gang on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will no longer be able to top itself, no longer do or say things that are even more wrong than the last thing they said or did. It hasn't happened yet.
  5. Thank goodness for Danny DeVito, whose total commitment to this insanity often makes the unbelievable just believable enough to be funny.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. May 28, 2014
    6
    Probably my least favorite season of the show. The storylines are uninteresting and the addition of many unnecessary and annoying characters made me almost quit watching this show. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    8
    Same old, same old from Season 1-3 as this show continues to be one of the funniest on TV. Regardless of how unrealistic the plot may seem, it's not really a bad thing as the show is still hilarious. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2013
    9
    In this politically correct day an age in which network executives constantly fear offending people it is truly refreshing to watch a comedy series that plays by its own rules. Much like The Simpsons each episode is almost virtually self contained and regardless of what happens everything is always back to normal by the following installment. This allows the writers freedom to put the characters in pretty much any situation they wish (up to and including becoming kidnappers and hunting a homeless person) and while this of course means not every gag completely hits the mark the fast pace and excellent performances of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ensures there are plenty of laughs.

    The best season yet.
    Full Review »