It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has wrapped up Season 16.
Rob McElhenney and company just keep pumping out classic comedy that lands particularly well with the close-knit population of Philadelphia.
Some elements of the show might have evolved, but fans of Always Sunny still enjoy the same outrageous storylines that made the show great all the way back in 2005 before Danny DeVito had ever even heard of Paddy’s Pub.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia : Season 16
Season 16 included a trip to the bowling alley for a battle of the sexes type of competition, a very misguided understanding of the concept of inflation, and a guest appearance from Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad (and Malcolm in the Middle).
Chase Utley even popped in for a visit to his long-time friend and stalker Mac.
The ability of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, and the writing staff to mesh successful plot lines of past seasons involving supporting characters and recurring bits has kept the show alive for some of its better moments in the more recent seasons.
The sun won’t set in Philadelphia just yet. The show has already announced plans for Seasons 17 and 18. The dates for the two upcoming seasons aren’t available yet.
Always Sunny isn’t confined by the same restrictions as most other long-running shows. It’s not an angsty teenage drama that won’t make sense once the characters graduate from high school. It’s not an extreme drama leading up to one specific climax.
A comedy show without an intense plot can pretty much last forever. Viewers can also watch the show out of sequential order without feeling completely lost.
The cast of Always Sunny can keep going as long as they still have it, and the best moments of all eight episodes in Season 16 certainly proved their run is far from over.