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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6 - comedy television series DVD / sitcom DVD / TV series DVD review
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA: THE COMPLETE SEASON 6 Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America rating: 2 1/2 stars
Featuring: Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito
Creator: Rob McElhenney   Distributor: 20th Century Fox
DVD release: 13 September 2011   Runtime: 264 minutes
(2 discs)
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Features: Aspect ratio 1.78:1, Audio tracks (English - 5.1 Dolby Surround), Subtitles (English SDH, Spanish, French), Audio commentaries (Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day on "The Gang Buys a Boat," "Who Got Dee Pregnant?," "Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats," "The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods"), Deleted/extended scenes, Blooper reel, Dennis and Dee's Podcasts, Legal Advice With Jack Kelly, Lethal Weapon 5 Extended Cut (w/ audio commentary - Mac, Dennis, and Charlie), Wilfred pilot episode, Promos

*It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6* FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been, justifiably, compared to Seinfeld, yet it has the network's signature trademark (as was seen in its acclaimed dramas such as The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me and Sons of Anarchy) of pushing what is allowable on basic cable TV as close to the edge as possible. However, while it tries, it never reaches the inspired moments of hilarity seen in Seinfeld (to be fair, what shows have?), with the main problem being that the primary characters act too immature, too immoral and too silly for their ages. Still, there are laughs to be found at times.

*It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6* The show centers around the owners and primary clients at Paddy's bar in South Philly: owner Dennis (Glenn Howerton), sister Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Frank (the great Danny DeVito), Mac (Rob McElhenney), and Charlie (Charlie Day). Like Seinfeld, many of the storylines involve characters becoming involved in situations for shallow or frivolous reasons, only to find themselves desperately clawing themselves out of said situation in order to get back to their safe cocoon at Paddy's:
  • *It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 6*Dennis impulsively marries a girl he had a crush on in high school, not realizing how smothering she would be (and forgetting that she has a "dead" tooth that causes chronic bad breath).
  • Dee has an affair with a family man, which she justifies continuing because he gave her a car.
  • Mac rails against gay marriage-primarily because the attractive transsexual he has a crush on rejected him.
  • Dennis and Mac overpay for a party boat-and leave just long enough for the boat to end up on fire and sinking (thanks to the various stupid actions and Frank and Charlie).
  • Mac wins a chance to make a shot at a Flyers game, only he insists on wearing skates when he can't skate at all.
  • Dee chooses a Halloween night visit to a museum to reveal to the gang that she is pregnant - by one of them.
While these moments are often funny, again - the shallowness and stupidity of the characters at times makes them rather unlikeable and dampens the humor. Still, it is worth at least a rental for fans missing a Seinfeld-like comedy on TV (only with an MA rating).
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reviewed by Trent Daniel
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