DVD Review: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (The Complete Season 8)



Ever wanted to see what Seinfeld would be like if they all were completely despicable human beings? Then It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is right up your alley.

The show follows five people (Charlie Day, Danny Devito, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson) who own and operate a bar together. Each season features the four getting into various money-making schemes and generally being miserable human beings to one another. There are no redeeming qualities from them, either, as each week it’s more and more miserable antics towards one another.

It’s a testament to the show’s quality writing that it’s managed to stay on the air for eight seasons with characters that are so genuinely dislikable. This is a fairly funny show, all things considered, because it’s so well written. Not because of any affection towards the characters, et al, but because the show manages to find the right amount of tone for a very dark comedy show on a consistent basis.

Unfortunately the show is an acquired taste, one which I couldn’t acquire. It’s good for what it is, and eight seasons in the show is still fairly clever, but it’s definitely the type of show one can’t just step into without having watched from the beginning.

There are a handful of extra features included. The pilot of Lady House: the Lost is included, a handful of character features as well as the usual deleted scenes and gag reel.

20th Century Fox presents It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8). Starring Charlie Day, Danny Devito, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson. Running time: 220 minutes. Rating: Not Rated. Released: September 3, 2013.

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