Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's Always Sunny In Richmond


As of yesterday at 6 PM I have become addicted to two new things (excluding booze, drugs, and sex which were previous and ongoing addictions). The first is Hulu.com, which from what I've read is the fastest growing site on the web. On Hulu you can watch a lot of new and old television programs and full length movies in high quality, wide screen, easy to play format, with only minimal interruptions (15 second commercials here and there). I didn't delve too deep because I watched about 17 episodes of the same sitcom (see below and above) but from what I can tell, there is a huge selection of programing to choose from. The best part? It's free. I may never be on YouTube again. YouPorn is another story though...

My second new addiction, and the point of this post, is the sitcom I became obsessed with last night. For a long time everyone I know has been telling me to watch "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" on FX, and that the show was so similar to my humor and to my life, that I was sure to love it. Unfortunately I never got the chance because I've worked every Thursday night (when it's aired) for a year and I never really made an effort to find when reruns came on. Well, as always, I'm an idiot.

"It's Always Sunny..." is the ballsiest, funniest, most ground-breaking show on TV at this moment. It's like the "Married With Children" of the late 80's. They don't push the envelope, they tear the fucker in half. The humor can come off as juvenile at times, but anyone in their mid to late twenties or any 30 somethings who managed to stay hip (Roop, you're in. Sorry Sarvay, you're a no-go) will find the show hilarious. The writers who also happen to be the stars pull no punches and many of the situations, while completely absurd, are very relatable (To me at least, because I'm the type who would go to a high school prom at 29, or try out for an NFL team while drunk, and I also say things like, "What's up bitches?").

Briefly, the show is about 4 friends (3 guys and a girl) in their late twenties who all own a piece of a shitty, under performing bar in South Philly. All of the characters are lazy drunkards, who basically have no morals. Danny Devito also stars in a hilarious turn as the father of two of the friends.

Some of the story lines, okay well most of the story lines are way out in left field, but still, it's hilarious. Sex, drinking, drugs, backstabbing and constant non-sensical arguing are the main themes of the show.

I always wondered why people referred me to this show and now I see why. If I somehow end up owning a piece of a bar in the next 5-7 years, then this show may as well have me in it.

Go check out Hulu and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia". If you come back and say that you don't like the show, well then, I don't really understand why you read this blog in the first place.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That show is comedic genius.

"I'm like a human gazelle right now....Although I should've popped the shirt off...Damn, I knew I should've popped that shirt off."

Jared said...

DeVito carries that show, which isn't a bad thing at all.

Andrew said...

I dropped Comcast in favor of Hulu a couple of months ago and haven't looked back. In fact, I'm halfway through season 3 of LOST and plan to finish all 4 by the time season 5 starts in January. I miss my morning SportsCenter and cereal routine, but I have more than made up for it with all the free programming online.

Jocelyn Testes-Harder said...

Hulu had every episode of that show available before this last season started. I watched 'em all twice.

in vino veritas said...

"roop, you're in, sorry sarvay, you're a no-go." ha! what is this rva project runway? sunny in philly is a great show. on point jgf.

Chris said...

Life and Times of Tim is Sunny in Philly on steroids. Watch the bachelor party episode (1st episode 2nd part) and tell me that show is not better. The only drawback is its a horribly drawn cartoon, but that doesn't mean you won't watch South Park, which is still a good show or The Simpsons when they used to be something.

Tom Sanchez Prunier said...

Great blog headline - "Always Sunny in Richmond."

Think about that concept: A few n'er do wells, drunk on PBR on a Tuesday morning, decide they want to add a statue to Monument Ave. So they get a Fathead of Michael Vick, stick it to a large boulder and borrow a friend's bubbatruck to deposit it a few blocks west of Arthur Ashe. Taserlicious!

Oh, and thanks for hulu. My friend referred me there, but I forgot all about it. Anything to dump Comcast, eh.

Anonymous said...

I'll concur with that Mexican fellow Sanchez. You seem to have a knack for naming your posts. Is that why people continue to click on them? I don't know. Either way, keep posting. People like you or hate you, and they seem to keep coming back.

You're lucky most people are stupid.

Ha. Don't stop JGF. We love ya.

Ridonkulous said...

Absolutely love that show and just got into it a few months ago. I recommend getting the first couple seasons on DVD from Blockbuster/Netflix and doing a weekend marathon. Well worth it...

garregus said...

A friend pointed me to www.sidereel.com last night, I haven't had too much time to check it out but it appears to have things a bit faster than hulu. Last night's episode off House is already up....

Anonymous said...

welcome to 2008.