Show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
Episode: “Mac and Dennis: Manhunters”/”The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis” – Season Premiere (Season 4)
Premiere Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2008
Rating: 2 out of 4 Stars
Quick Synopsis: Cannibals and Wildcards.
Long Synopsis: In “Mac and Dennis: Manhunters,” they decide that they want to hunt someone down, but they are having trouble deciding on what to do once they do. Meanwhile, Charlie and Sweet Dee think they might be cannibals.
In “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis,” Charlie, Mac and Dennis come up with a plan to make money of the skyrocketing gas prices. Meanwhile, Sweet Dee is trying to figure out how to get her hands on money she believes should have been hers.
Review: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is not my cup of tea. There is way out there sitcoms and then there’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They can go so far out there that they can’t even see the shows that are way out there.
I usually like these types of comedies and this one is pretty good, but there is just too much that I don’t like that it overshadows the stuff that I do.
Like, in the first episode tomorrow night, the half of the episode that revolves around the title of the episode just isn’t funny to me. The half of the episode that deals with Charlie and Sweet Dee thinking they have eaten human flesh was mostly too bizarre, but there is a scene with the two of them at the morgue that is very funny.
The problem for me is that while what happens in that scene is great, sitting through the rest of the show is not.
The same thing is almost true about the second episode that airs tomorrow night, although there was a bit more to like in it. I would say the second episode is worth checking out for the running gag about what roles each in the group plays. If you’re a fan of shows like A-Team and other ensemble shows and movies, you will get a kick out of it. The payoff is really well
Overall, I gave it two stars, but I would say that is an average of the two episodes. I would give “Manhunters” one and a half stars and “Gas Crisis” two and a half stars. Sunny is definitely an acquired taste, one so far that I have not.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season four premieres tomorrow night, Thursday, September 18th on FX with two new episodes.