It's Always Sunny Season 13

Brocklock

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Extremely easy for Kaitlin and Danny since they just act. Kaitlin has said it's usually two months to film all her scenes and the rest of the time she can raise her kids and do other acting. The other three have to write and produce and help casting and etc so it probably takes 6 months for them.
 

Brocklock

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Kaitlin Olson becomes the first person of the younger cast to get an Emmy nomination. For her show on Quibi called Flipped and not Sunny and it's in the Actress in a Short Form Comedy Or Drama series and not Lead Actress in a Comedy Series but it's still recognition of some sort. The Quibi show I think would get some hype if it wasn't on Quibi. It's actually very good and she's funny and different than Dee on it but the stupid 7 minute format really hurts.
 
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Winter Epicland

Epic Reine
I've been on a Sunny rewatch this past week. I noticed that Hulu removed some episodes such as the season 8 episode where the gang become garbagemen. Dee's blackface scene was pretty cringe looking back but I thought the rest of the episode was pretty funny from memory.

There is a noticeable drop in quality once season 7 hits.
 

Brocklock

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Dee's brownface scene is designed to be cringe though. Your not supposed to be laughing with Dee, your supposed to be horrified that she thinks this impression is funny. And then laughing at her impression failing and leading to her getting embarrassed. Even Frank comments on how fucked up the brownface is. It's like the scenes in The Office when Michael is being terrible and for the most part Michael is never portrayed to be in the right either. I can understand why people would find it offensive, but it's making fun of how terrible some white people are to me.

I think the quality sustains until Season 11. 2-7 is the clear peak, but it's still a great show in 8-10. The last four seasons are inconsistent, but it still hits most of what I find funny and I'm usually laughing throughout. They still put on at least 2 or 3 absolute classic episode a season and to me that's great for a show over a decade old. I think the reason I love Sunny is that there's so much physical comedy and it seems rare for a show to have so much these days. I prefer the new Sunny seasons to the last 3 or so seasons of Curb, but I might be in the minority there.
 

Winter Epicland

Epic Reine
I think season 7 is where it starts to be inconsistent. There are certainly some gems in there. The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore is one of my favorite episodes of the series. So much over the top wackiness that it's impossible not to love but I really dislike stuff like The Gang Gets Trapped and Frank's Brother. There's still a decent number of good episodes in each of the newer seasons for sure (The Gang Texts for one) but the peak for me is seasons 1 - 6.
 

Brocklock

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Disney just announced at their investor's event the show is renewed for four more seasons which is through Season 18. This show and Curb Your Enthusiasm are cancel proof as they have a lot of higher ups with the respective networks that love the show despite both shows getting bad ratings in recent years. Both shows are kind of proof that tv ratings don't really matter beyond the big networks as Sunny in particular does really good streaming numbers on Hulu.

I find it one of the only shows I can still smile at and watch without nitpicking or thinking of real world things. People can say the show fell off or whatever, but it still probably connects with my humor more than any other show when they are firing on all cylinders. All I really want from newer seasons is less focus on Mac and Dennis and a return to more of the ensemble led show where every character got plots. It switched imo around Season 11 with more of a focus on Mac's sexuality and Dennis's creepiness and way too many episodes had them at the forefront. Charlie and Kaitlin are probably the two most energetic members of the cast and the show loses a lot of energy when they are in the background.
 
They kinda finished Mac's arc when he came out and it feels at times like they didn't think through the change it would make to the dynamic. It's still fun and I like the show but it isn't the same.

I've also been paranoid of DeVito dying, which is likely irrational. No real reason.
 

Brocklock

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I'm hoping Rob is so overworked with Mythic Quest, the long writing process for Sunny, and the Football team he co owns and so much other stuff, that Mac is just more in the background and he lets some of the other actors get the shine again. It felt like they were cramming in Mac being weird and needy towards Dennis for a a good chunk of every episode last season and the episodes would slow to a crawl whenever they did it. Kind of felt weird to make Mac into a more generic predatory gay male character in Season 14 after the great response they got from the LGBTQ community for Mac's two big coming out scenes.
 
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