Unpopular Opinion: I Hate It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Now, I’m fully aware that Hate is a strong word, but yeah… I hate it. I Hate It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. My man on the other hand (Hi Martin) loves this show, and was hyped for the recent season 13, but after agreeing to watch some of the episodes… I can honestly say I hate it.
And to be fair I watched the episodes that was named as THE BEST by fan pools and media outlets picks so they had to be great right? Wrong.
In essence I don’t get why this show is going strong for 13 Seasons! Yes THIRTEEN! And furthermore why does it has such a cult following among the fans? For starters, the humor is dark and bleak with so many even bleaker undertones.
Which just leaves the jokes to have a huge build up in each episode, and to have nothing but dark and gloomy crescendo to show for at the end. Arrested Development had a similar thing going on, but over there it was much clever and nuanced. The jokes in It’s Always Sunny also have a forced delivery that keeps annoying me every time I watch another episode, but personally for me, the characters are the main problem here.
Have I mentioned how much I despise every single one of the characters? Or „The Gang“ as they like to call themselves? Every single one of the characters is a horrible horrible human being. I’m serious. It’s hard to find a comedy series that has no redeemable or likable characters, but apparently it exists, and I’ve found it (13 seasons in). I’m especially annoyed by the twins Dennis and Deandra, and I find the character of Charlie the most tragic one of them all. I want to give this guy a big hug and say what Robin Williams said to Matt Damon… IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.
But seriously… How is this possible to be a horrible human being and to not be in jail or a mental institution by now?
I know that there are videos upon videos of It’s Always Sunny analyses on Youtube, and the same goes for the characters, and for a good reason. Every single one of them is a crippled, damaged, alcoholic individual with sociopathic and borderline homicidal tendencies. If they were to exists in real life, I’d very much like to be kept away from me.
The plot-lines of It’s Always Sunny are overacted and moronic and on that subject… I watched an episode in which The Gang is trying to win a best bar award. It’s an allegory for the show not having won any award after years and years on air, and as far I can see… it’s true. They haven’t been nominated (or won) anything really, cause the show is not good. Yeah sure, the show’s IMDB page says they’ve won 3 Emmy awards, but for a show that’s been on air for 13 seasons that’s not that impressive. And those Emmy wins were for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program and not for acting, writing or directing.
So yeah, that explains a lot. Thanks for reading my rant about It’s Always sunny. I’ll stop now, and end this post by saying that even the title of the show is a fucking lie. According to Bestplaces.com, On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Philadelphia, so this show can suck it… It’s not ALWAYS sunny in Philadelphia.
Ok.. I’ll stop now. For real… I’ll end it right here.