Thursday, October 2, 2008
I Admit I Watch It
This show is sick, twisted, gross and wrong in probably most countries, but I love it! I laugh my ass off every Thursday night. When the promos for Sunny (us fans call it Sunny) first played I didn't pay it much attention. The show is about four friends in their late 20s who run an unsuccessful Irish bar, "Paddy's Pub", in South Philadelphia.
I actually didn't plan on ever watching it, because I am not really much of a Danny Devito fan. He came in after the pilot, he is the father of Dee and Dennis. The younger characters are the funniest, but Mr. Devito seems to have a sick side to him that appeals to me.
Each character is as dishonest and antagonistic as the other. At varying times members have lied for the sake of personal gain. In most episodes these character flaws result in unhappy endings for the main characters as well as the innocent bystanders caught in their path. Most of the time they fight over the dumbest things or compete with each other over who can steal more things, or even who in the gang can amass the most religious followers.
It seems no subject is taboo, considering the show titles. For example, here are a few.
The Gang Gets Racist
The Gang Finds a Dead Guy
Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare
Who Pooped the Bed?
My father in law was shocked at the show, which was funny in itself. Tune in Thursday nights on FX at 9pm/10pm, if you dare.