It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season Six [Blu-Ray]

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season Six [Blu-Ray]
The Blu-Ray release of the sixth season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia comes just in time for the premiere of the show's seventh season, which is kind of amazing. At this point, Sunny is easily one of the funniest sitcoms on television, with a pretty substantial cult following, and impressively became a success on its own dark and messed up terms. We're talking about a series that premiered on an obscure cable network (FX), with a cast of unknowns (Danny DeVito wasn't added until the second season) and a sense of humour revolving around how cruel and reprehensible the characters could be. Yet despite everything that would theoretically make it hard for Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton's series to catch on, there was one very important factor that lead to the success: it's really funny. The sixth season sees the gang up to their old tricks, getting into awkward sexual encounters with truckers, discussing dog vagina-shaped scars, creating unofficial Lethal Weapon sequels in blackface and generally enjoying inappropriate activities. The season gets off to a rough start with a two-part episode in which Dennis gets married, betraying the style of the series. Part of the reason the show keeps amassing new fans is that the characters never change – the reset button is hit before every episode – with the gang acting like they haven't learned a thing from six years of bad behaviour. The two-part opener tries to change things up a bit in a way that feels inappropriate, but fortunately everything gets back to normal immediately with a few series highlights working into the mix, like an incestuous Halloween special that brings back the disgusting McPoyles and a cripplingly funny drink-athon with a few members of the Philadelphia Phillies. The new Blu-Ray set collects all 12 episodes in impressive HD transfers with the best collection of extras on any Sunny home video release thus far. You get the expected funny commentaries, bloopers and deleted scenes, but for the first time, the powers that be tossed in some exclusive content. There are a few games that are surprisingly fun, but the real gems are fake podcast episodes from Dennis and Dee, along with a 14-minute cut of Lethal Weapon 5, with a hysterical in-character commentary track from Mac, Charlie and Dennis. None of the special features are worth buying the set for, but combined with a typically strong collection of episodes, it makes for a fantastic comedy Blu-Ray. This show only gets funnier and should be able to keep going as long as the creators can come up with new taboos to break and people to offend. (Fox)