Thanks to my friends Ashok and Mark, I can now call myself a fan of the F/X comedy series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Created by three actors (who reportedly shot the pilot themselves for $200 and shopped it around), the show is the story of four underachieving friends (and one father) who run a bar in South Philadelphia. In each episode, the ensemble must confront an important issue such as abortion, gun control, terrorism, the homeless, or the mentally impaired.
It’s a deliciously politically-incorrect show, and as Season Four is prepped to debut on September 18, I highly recommend it. It’s that rare sitcom currently hitting its stride, which as TV fans know, is the best time to tune in. If you need to catch up, all episodes from Seasons One and Three can be found for free, on Hulu. Here’s a popular episode from last season, Sweet Dee’s Dating A Retarded Person: