I absolutely love the idea of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia doing an episode with The Gang in treatment. Clearly, these people have plenty of issues, and this format of getting them all in a room alone with Kerri Kenney-Silver’s therapist to highlight their insecurities, fears, and troubles individually was a fresh approach for the […]Read More
The best episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia always set up scenarios where its characters are put in the position to make the right decisions (often multiple times) only to revert back to their old ways in the final act. It’s a fairly simply concept, but even after all these years it’s undeniably satisfying […]Read More it's always sunny in philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia pulled out all the stops for its incredibly ambitious Halloween episode. It may not have been one of the funniest installments the show has ever done, but you’d be hard-pressed to find better constructed episode in recent seasons. Sunny has always been great with misdirection, and setting up this theme […]Read More it's always sunny in philadelphia
In last week’s Season 8 premiere, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia did something of a callback episode but not a complete recycling job like it does in “The Gang Recycles Their Trash.” It’s a peculiar move nonetheless, doing back-to-back episodes that resurface some of the best of the Sunny canon. But where last week’s installment came […]Read More FX Networks, it's always sunny in philadelphia, TV Recap, TV Review
Before we get started with Season 8 coverage of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we need to address something very important and mourn the loss of Fat Mac. After Rob McElhenney gained more than 50 pounds for the season-long punchline last year, he’s back to his normal weight. (Poll question: What’s more impressive, gaining it or losing […]Read More it's always sunny in philadelphia
In terms of thematic issues, Louie tends to treat episodes as individual installments rather than conducting season-long arcs. But it’s fitting that the Season Three finale, “New Year’s Eve,” returns Louie to his lonely and isolated state that he’s been dealing with not only for much of this season but throughout the entirety of the […]Read More FX, Louie, Louis C.K., New Year's Eve
The final episode of this fantastic three-part installment of Louie has our hero reaching a pinnacle of self-discovery, but he’s also come to realize how very few people he can trust in his life. Of course, there’s always his daughters, who continue to pull at their daddy’s heart strings with every scene, but in the cut-throat […]Read More FX, late show, Louie, Louis C.K.
As Louie delves deeper into its fictionalized Late Night War, the picture is starting to come into focus more and more. Of course, C.K. is commentating on the nature of the late night business and the idea of how fierce competition, even amongst professionals and old friends, can bring out the selfish prick in anyone. A […]Read More Chris Rock, FX, jay leno, Late Show Part II, Louie, Louis C.K.
Breaking Bad creates suspense like no other show. And it gives the audience a sense of dread even in the most peaceful of moments because we’ve been here before and we know how it all ends. Walt is out, so he claims. Everything seems fine, but of course it’s not. When we see the party in […]Read More AMC, Breaking Bad, gliding over all, Season 5
Louie can get pretty dark from time to time. I mean, our hero has witnessed a guy literally losing his head after getting hit my a truck, for goodness sakes. But the show’s tone is highlighted best when it delves into the darkness of the human psyche. On the surface, “Late Show, Part I” might seem […]Read More david letterman, FX, jay leno, late show, Louie, Louis C.K., part I
It was a given that Walt’s reign as The King was going to be a short one. This is, after all, Breaking Bad, the show where nothing good ever happens. But even knowing full well that things were bound to go south in a very short amount of time, it’s still a wonder to watch […]Read More Aaron Paul, AMC, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, jesse pinkman, Recap, Review, say my name, Season 5, walter white
It’s no secret that Louis C.K. is a fan of the distinct two-part episode structure (tonight’s episode marks the 14th time in less than three seasons there’s been a slash in the episode title). He does this to varying levels of success — I’ve discussed my theories in two-parters “Telling Jokes/Set Up,” “Barney/Never,” and “Ikea/Piano Lesson” […]Read More FX, Looking for Liz/Lilly Changes, Louie, Louis C.K., Season 3
For as hectic as the action in Breaking Bad gets, it’s always been a show that’s been a slow burn. It takes its time setting up the pieces on the board, allowing situations to develop — seemingly in real time — before things begin to go haywire. Even early on in this shortened eight-episode run of Season […]Read More Aaron Paul, AMC, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, buyout, jesse pinkman, Season Five, walter white
Throughout the series’ run, Louie has explored the theme of fatherhood several times through his experiences raising Lily and Jane, and while he’s shown time and again that he’s a great dad, we’ve gotten very few peeks into Louie’s personal life outside of his kids and his romantic relationships. He had a brother in Season […]Read More Dad, FX, Louie, Louis C.K., Season 3
Walt has been playing gangster for the better part of a year now. He talks a great game. He’s killed a kingpin and put an innocent child’s life in danger and even shot a man in the head at close range to save Jesse. He thinks his shit doesn’t stink and that he has all […]Read More Aaron Paul, AMC, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, dead freight, jesse pinkman, Season Five, walter white
In last week’s episode (along with many before it), Louie proved that it can successfully integrate a two-part structure in its episodes, with two different short stories sharing common themes coming together for an entertaining and thought-provoking half-hour of television. But while “Ikea/Piano Lesson” had plenty of memorable moments, I couldn’t help but feel like it left […]Read More FX, ikea/piano lesson, Louie, Louis C.K., marc maron, Sarah Silverman, Season 3