I have two favorite TV shows. That’s right, just two “favorites”. I did a lot of weeding out of shows I like and paired it down to two- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Arrested Development. The reasons for this are below.

Arrested Development:

While you did not last long on the air, I have reached acceptance with the fact that I may have been one of five people who watched your show. Actually, I know there were more because we had a “Save the Bluths” event at my college. I attended this event, with many others, and got to see George Michael, Maeby, AND Steve Holt— IN PERSON. Yeah, Steve is a UT fan, and thus, we cannot be friends in life, but this event was amazing. I had high hopes that the show would continue. The show is quick, witty, and with smart writing. There are jokes you don’t even notice until you’ve seen it seven separate times, and believe me, I have watched all of the episodes seven times minimum. I can pop in the DVDs at any time and start over again, and the show is just as funny. The humor is just not to be outdone, the characters are entirely ridiculous, and GOB will always be GOB and the mother will always be drunk (and awful). I love this show to pieces, and I recommend everyone renting the DVDs to watch it. However, with that said, it is a show you have to watch from the beginning. The characters develop over time, and their behaviors are engrained from the beginning- they don’t really “grow”, but the show is just not as enjoyable if you don’t know the past. Keep your patience when you start, and once you get into it you’ll love it just as much as I do.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

alwaysI think these people are my friends. “The Gang”, Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and Frank, participate in all sorts of adventures. The show is very Seinfeld-esque in that there is not really a plot and there is a group of friends with only one girl. The show is quotable, and I am pretty sure the characters have no morals whatsoever. They do terrible things like abuse the welfare system, hunt people, hold a dance marathon, and throw rocks at trains on Christmas. They are constantly drunk, mostly crude, and they own a bar. You can watch the show at any point at any time, and the show is still funny. They even made a musical and the D.E.N.N.I.S. method for finding (and leaving) women. The characters in the show actually write the episodes, and they just wrapped up season five recently (+10 for still being on the air!). Please watch and laugh at their despicable behavior on FX. I will be your friend if you like this show.

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