In its first two seasons, You’re the Worst has proven to be among the very best shows on television. Based on the trailer for season three, it looks like audiences will be in for even more fun and Continue reading
One of the best comedies on the air right now is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Improbably, the FXX comedy about five of the most terrible people in the world is currently in its eleventh season and has already been renewed for a twelfth. What’s even more impressive than the fact that they’re still on the air, however, is that the quality of the show has remained so high for so long. In his interview with Stephen Colbert, Charlie Day talks about how he, along with co-creators Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney and the amazing Kaitlin Olson, filmed the first episode with a budget of $0 (not $200 as has been reported), and they’ve somehow managed to maintain that kind of outsider feeling even as they rack up the seasons and critical accolades (plus one People’s Choice Award, apparently). Even with the addition of Danny DeVito in the show’s second season, they’ve never lost that edge.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has gone 80’s for the sneak peek (or should we say peak?) of season 11. The clip which finds inspiration from 80’s movies like Porky’s has quickly set us up Continue reading
Excellent news for fans of one of the best comedies on television – FXX has just announced that “You’re the Worst” has been renewed for a third season. We weren’t exactly worried; this season has been critically acclaimed, particularly Gretchen’s depression storyline, and FXX has proven to be a network more concerned with quality than audience. Nevertheless, we’re very relieved that we’ll be getting at least another season of Gretchen, Jimmy, Lindsey, Edgar, and everyone else in their delightfully messed up world.
While the first season was a wonderfully skewed exploration of the typical beats of romantic comedies, it also quickly elevated beyond that, creating compelling secondary characters and a comedic sensibility that was unique on television. The second season has Continue reading
You’re the Worst is, quite simply, one of the best shows on television right now. It’s hilarious and edgy but it’s also heartfelt and emotional. All of the characters feel like well-rounded people, not just stereotypes or tropes. The main characters, Gretchen and Jimmy, are certainly “the worst”, but they’re also the best for each other because they don’t expect the other one to change. In what’s widely being praised as the series’ best episode to date, it’s revealed that Continue reading
Well, this is kinda fun. Fans of Louie know that two of the best actors on that show play Louie’s kids. Hadley Delany as Lilly and Ursula Parker as Jane regularly upstage Louis CK and demonstrate both wisdom and comic timing beyond their years. In a show that’s often as weird as it is funny, the two young actresses have shown amazing range and are always up to the challenge. For Father’s Day, Continue reading
Just over a week before the Scientology documentary Going Clear premiers on HBO, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia did their very own cult episode. In the tenth season finale, it’s revealed that Dennis has created a cult called Ass Kickers United with the express purpose of stopping Mac from eating his Thin Mint cookies (“This isn’t about fun. It’s about Thin Mints goddammit!”). It’s evolved since then, naturally, and has become a kind of work-out cult with members Continue reading
That was one of the bloodiest TV shows we’ve watched in a long time. It’s a testament to the Always Sunny team that they manage to make an episode where blood is literally in buckets and plastic bags and Gatorade bottles hilarious and not simply gross. We probably shouldn’t be that surprised, however. Hilarious depravity is pretty much the bread and butter of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Continue reading
It’s that time again, fourthmic‘s weekly list of comedy programs that you have to see on TV. Most of the late night shows are in reruns this week, but there’s still plenty of appointment television. Here is What to Watch: Continue reading
Artie Lange appeared on The Tonight Show last night. Lange who is currently hosting what we think is the funniest podcast online had an opportunity to perform some stand-up and sit down to chat with Jimmy Fallon for a few minutes. The appearance was teased on Lange’s podcast this week. With limited time to prepare, Artie did a great job and delivered some big laughs. The appearance was made possible when Whitney Continue reading
We know we’ve said this a lot lately, but we’re loving this tenth season of It’s Always Sunny and we’re amazed (but probably shouldn’t be surprised) that they’ve managed to keep it so fresh after so many episodes. With creative episodes this season like “The Gang Beats Boggs” and “Charlie Work”, the Always Sunny crew has shown a willingness to mess with the format with hilarious results. “The Gang Goes on Family Fight” was another format-bashing episode, with our favorite Philadelphians Continue reading
It’s that time again, fourthmic‘s weekly list of comedy programs that you have to see on TV. Whether you are interested in finding the best sitcoms or the funniest guests on late night, we’ve got you covered. Here is What to Watch: Continue reading
You know things are especially bad when Frank is the least fucked-up parent in sight. As It’s Always Sunny pretty much has the market cornered on extreme levels of fucked-up-ness, this week’s episode (hilariously titled “Mac Kills His Dad”) is a perfect mix of terrible parenting and desperation. The episode opens with the gang becoming increasingly depressed at all the bad news they see on television. Then Mac’s dad appears on the screen, as he’s been arrested for killing a man by decapitating him with a stop sign. This triggers Continue reading
You may still be talking about the Oscars Sunday night and Monday morning but there’s no reason that you shouldn’t be planning your TV viewing for the week of February 9. Here at fourthmic, we always have your comedy television needs covered. Here is What to Watch: Continue reading
Every once in awhile, the Always Sunny gang gets a little meta. Like last season’s “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win An Award,” “The Gang Misses the Boat” pokes fun at themselves and at the fundamental craziness of television. Although the episode opens with the gang in the midst of yet another scheme (and Dee inexplicably dressed up as a man), their plan is foiled much more quickly than usual when they literally miss the boat and Dennis drives his Range Rover (with its “air intake valves” and “precision British land-to-sea craftsmanship”) right into the river. Whereas this kind of thing might usually incite a second, crazier scheme, this time it causes Dennis to reflect on what exactly the gang has become. As anyone who’s been watching can attest, Dennis recognizes that the gang and their antics have become increasingly manic over the years. Or, in the words of Dennis: Continue reading