Excellent new sitcom alert!

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

always-sunny

Already on about series nine in America (or four, to be less OTT), this seems to be another show getting the Seinfeld/Larry Sanders treatment, while British television moves effortlessly into season thirty-nine of My Family, still unaware that it’s not particularly excellent.

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This is the story of four thirtysomething meanies and Danny Devito running a bar in Philly… with hilarious results (arf!). The influences are there to see, with shades of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and at times, even a little bit of the UK version of The Office. The bad news is that you’ll probably need to buy the US DVD if you really want to see it – or splash out on FX.

The good news is that below is a clip to make you forget about how horrible that bad news just felt.

3 Responses to Excellent new sitcom alert!

  1. Al says:

    No mention of Sweet Dee?! God, I love that crazy bitch. She’s the kinda girl I want to marry, in a weird and sexy way.

  2. Kirsten says:

    That looks good. *heads off to the Sky Planner to search the FX listings …*

  3. Mike says:

    Started watching season 4 and it’s really stepped up a gear. The plot lines have a kinda Seinfeld season 8 (post Larry David) abstract feel to them. All the characters are utterly obnoxious and self-absorbed but strangely likeable (even Danny Devito). The only thing that may put people of is that there’s a lot of shouting and people talking over one another (a la Curb).

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