Posted July 21, 2013 by Matthew Frendo in Uncategorized

‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ – Season 9 Review

“The Gang Broke Sweet Dee” proves that Season 9 may be the best yet.

While part of Comic-con is waiting in never-ending lines, and making your way through throngs of people who continually stop in the middle of an aisle to take photos of any Cosplayers they can find (and there are many); one noted plus of the event is that you can see certain premieres before their air date.  I didn’t know that the “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” Season 9 premiere would be showing during their panel, so it was a fantastic surprise to see its opening sequence as I found my seat in the humongous Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center.

Any fan of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” knows just how witty and laugh inducing the sitcom can be. And let me assure you that if the premiere is any indication, season 9 may be the best yet.  The premiere episode, entitled “The Gang Broke Sweet Dee” had me falling out of my seat in tears (the laughing kind) during the first 3 minutes.

One of the better things about “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” is the way in which they allow the plot to change and grow, while the characters stay the same and continually fall into the same rut, as they would in real life.  This episode is no exception.  The episode revolves around Sweet Dee, who is suffering from massive depression.  This makes the guys sad, as it’s not nearly as fun to make fun of her if she doesn’t fight back.  So, they go on a mission to get her back to normal, so they could have more fun torturing her.  Dennis tries by looking to get her a man, while the other three believe her depression could make for humor and try to get her into stand up comedy.  It’s a hilarious episode that falls perfectly into the “Always Sunny” canon.

I don’t want to give any more away so I’ll just say that the episode includes gross sex, weird sibling relationship twists, and plenty of vagina jokes.  And with that, enjoy!

Matthew Frendo

Matthew Frendo is an accomplished concert violinist, Hong Kong Kung Fu champion, the creator of World of Warcraft, and a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He’s also a pretty good liar, as only one of the things he listed is true. In reality, he’s a huge geek for television, literature, and film, with bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Media Communications, and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television. His interests include philosophy, martial arts, Zen Buddhism, Ring of Honor, intelligent horror used as a mirror to society’s ills, forgotten pieces of music and art, French Extremity, comedic satire, the lost art form of reading, BBC, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars, and Planet of the Apes. The only reality TV he watches is Big Brother, a source of both inspiration and shame.