Friday, September 14, 2007
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Contest
This week the unusual sit-com "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" started it's third season on FX and the PR group for the show has a freebie for readers here -- a bright green t-shirt which advertises the fictional pub the show's stars own and work for.
If you'd like to get the shirt - one large-sized T-shirt is available- just leave your name and email in the comments and I'll pick the winner next Thursday.
Unaware of this show? Hold on, because this ain't yer daddy's TV show.
It takes a distinct approach to the sit-com: very edgy comedy which is shot with a single camera, and the characters, played by the show's creator and writers, Rob McElhaney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, are brothers who run Paddy's Irish Pub. Other cast regulars include Danny DeVito and Katlin Olsen.
The first episode this season indicates what viewers can expect from these whacked-out brothers and their friends - the episode title says it all: "The Gang Find A Dumpster Baby." And no, they don't strive to find the infant a home or give it aid. Nope. Their first thought is how to make money with it.
In previous seasons, the gang went to an abortion rally to pick up dates. So there's no cutesy 20-somethings living in million-dollar apartments and struggling with love and romance. This show plays out more like "South Park" or "Family Guy" done live action.
Audiences are given some unlikable heroes here, and part of the fun is in their shocking lack of normalcy and in how they react to the consequences they create. You won't see this kind of show on network TV, it's too much of a gamble, too risky for prime time. However, despite what you might think of the premise, the show can sure drawn down some huge laughs.
Strikingly original, daring, sometimes bone-dumb and dangerous, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" will have many fans. Seasons One and Two are now available on DVD and the show's new episodes air on Thursdays on FX at 10 PM.
You can also check out the show's MySpace page for more on this twisted sit-com.
And for the free shirt, just add your name and email in the comments on this post.