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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 4, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

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  • Summary: The gang is back and scheming to get rich in a variety of ways, including real estate, Ponzi deals, and babies.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Keefe
    88
    As in the show's third-season creative peak, the attention to continuity and timely plot devices is well balanced by the focus on character and actual comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    83
    The result is stupid, deranged, and fairly disgusting, none of which should be taken as criticism.
  3. Comics have been doing this sort of thing on TV since I Love Lucy and The Jackie Gleason Show in the '50s, but never with the hilarious depravity of Sunny.
  4. 75
    Season 5 brings more of the same, but the characters are so well delineated and the performances are so solid that more of the same is a good thing.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    If your taste runs toward the appallingly crass, then you’ll probably want to end the night with a new season of the incorrigibly amusing It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  6. It's Always Sunny is still very much It's Always Sunny, which should be good news to its many fans, especially those who may not long, as I do, for just a bit more subtlety now and then. But, hey, it's OK. DeVito and the rest are totally committed to everything they do, no matter how absurd, and more often than not, they manage to sell it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    Pretty much the same as what I said about the previous 4 seasons. I love watching this show and it has yet to get old for me. I cant wait to start the next season. Expand
  2. AlexL
    Dec 28, 2009
    10
    This show is simply the best thing on TV right now. I haven't enjoyed anything this much since Arrested Development.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    10
    Fantastic season with tons of great moments. The writers somehow keep coming up with hilarious new ideas and great ways of revisiting old gags, and that is remarkable. Way WAY funnier than most of the shows on television, even the "critically acclaimed" ones. Expand
  4. MicahM.
    Oct 1, 2009
    9
    No other show on TV makes me laugh so consistently as It's Always Sunny, with the possible exception of 30 Rock.
  5. May 26, 2013
    9
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia's fifth season remains laugh out loud funny throughout further cementing its place amongst my favourite comedy series of all time. Expand
  6. ChristopherT
    Oct 11, 2009
    8
    This show still makes me laugh out loud, which is rare with TV right now!
  7. GuilhermeM
    Sep 19, 2009
    0
    This show is awesome.

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