Behind The Times: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Season Two

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Having given my verdict of the first season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, I suppose it is only fair to give my opinion after seeing season two.

The show is pretty much exactly the same. The show tackles taboo subjects with zero regard for the sensibilities of the viewers with a very black humour.

The only significant difference is the introduction of Danny Devito as Frank Reynolds (the father of Dennis and Dee Reynolds), who is as morally bankrupt as the rest of the gang. Yet somehow this introduction, though it does not radically alter the group dynamic, gives it show something that was lacking in the first season. The result of this is that the show is significantly funnier.

Whilst some of this is definitely the result of the new character, the presence of Danny Devito and his experienced comedic shops, is always a bonus. He really brings the character to life with a greater sense of authenticity of the rest of the relatively inexperienced cast.

There is also something to be said for the expansion of their world and recurring characters, which include the deeply disturbing, and incestuous, McPoyle family.

So having been apprehensive of the first season, the second season has well and truly won me over and I am now burning through season three.

It is a good sitcom and whilst not up there with 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Community and The Office (US), it is certainly well worth watching.

Behind The Times: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Season One

Behind The Times is a segment where I’ll be writing about things you have all seen and loved for ages and I’ve only just discovered.  To kick things off today will be all about season one of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Continue reading