THE PLOT THUS FAR
Join the dysfunctional gang at Paddy’s Pub For another outrageously raunchy season of scheming, scamming, backstabbing, and all-around inappropriateness! Whether they’re giving a hooker an image makeover, hitting the beach at the Jersey Shore, preparing For the apocalypse, or simply engaging in a little good old-fashioned cyber-stalking, the gang delivers more trash-talking, half-baked insanity than ever before. Now, get ready to get fat with Mac and indulge in Season Seven of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, stuffed with uproarious extras.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” had a rather rough sixth season. The bullshit marriage angle and the weird played down episodes drug on way too long. However, Season 7 redeemed the show quite a bit. The beacon of hope was named Fat Mac and his glistening gut chunks helped to make every episode rise above the material. Unless you count that Catfish episode that started from a simple shushing.
What really made Season 7 for me was the fact that they seemed to push the material into darker places. The Jersey Shore episode seemed like an exercise in taking a basic riff on established concepts and just went the opposite direction. The drugged out robbery, burial and murders. Rum Ham and the homeless guys sodomizing each other under the boardwalk. This is was a return to the past and beyond the standards that were set even then. This show is at its best when it’s awful. Not awful in the critical sense, awful in the human sense.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries, blooper reel and Artemis touring Philly. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is expansive and helps to sell some of the subtle jokes. The 1080p transfer continues the show’s steady improvement when it comes to shooting in HD. I know that the first Blu-Ray release was pretty damn iffy, but this is showing tremendous improvement. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!