It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12 (2017)


Season 12
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Critics Consensus

Twelve seasons in and It's Always Sunny still shines bright thanks to its willingness to trod into new comedic territory and push the limits of its already limitless characters.



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 190
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Air date: Jan 4, 2017
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Series 12 of the seriously dark comedy about four dissolute friends who run a struggling pub in Philadelphia.


Charlie Day
as Charlie
Kaitlin Olson
as Sweet Dee
Danny DeVito
as Frank Reynolds

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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 12

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Rarely do comedies last as long as this one has, and rarer still do they continue to challenge themselves as well as their viewers. Judge it however you like, but the gang has made it impossible to ignore Sunny in 2017.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The best they can do is highlight the basic inequality they see, but because they can't feel it, "The Gang Turns Black" is just a surface-level experiment.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a sitcom that works not just because of how funny it is, but because it's so adept and sending up and indulging in the very worst of America.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The show's best season ever.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's clever, fearless ad well-meaning, while only occasionally cringe-inducing.

Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia hasn't lost what made it great in the first place.

Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode is risky, to be sure. But despite its illusion of being ribald, the premiere has a dirty secret: meticulous, thoughtful commentary, cleverly snuck in between low-brow antics.

Jan 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Sometimes it feels like an American continuation of the anarchic spirit of The Young Ones...Throughout, it remains both transgressive and ingenious.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If It's Always Sunny can jump the shark, this is when it'd happen - but for the time being, it looks like they've stuck the landing.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps best of all is the simple fact that twelve seasons in, It's Always Sunny is still wholly dedicated to making us laugh.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is in the midst of yet another outrageous season.

Feb 1, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Gang Turns Black" absolutely worked, finding Always Sunny drawing from the creative well that has made this such an enduring brand for over a decade and counting. It was funny, it was creative, it was irreverent, and, more importantly, it was risky.

Jan 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12

  • May 04, 2017
    While it begins incredibly strong, Season 12 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia gives out about halfway through and ends up being one of the weakest seasons of the series. The show makes two rather risky moves to shake things up, bringing Mac out of the closet and making Dennis a father, and neither of them pays off (as they're not funny). In fact, Mac being ambiguously or mistakenly gay has been a huge source of laughs in the past few seasons, and with that gone the character dynamics are all off. However, there are a couple of brilliant episodes, such as "The Gang Turns Black" and "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy," that are extraordinarily funny. It has its moments, but overall Season 12 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is kind of rough.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2019
    The best season yet.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    A few odd episodes - feels like the show is trying to get more political. It confronts, and shows the dark side of racism and homelessness. I guess it can be argues that Always Sunny has always done this, but it's certainly more noticeable in this seeason. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, not at all. TV show and film makers should indeed tackle these horrors of society, they're in a powerful position to do so, and the morally correct thing is to challenge hate. I just think it takes a little away from the comedy aspect of the show. Maybe this is a good thing.
  • Oct 22, 2018
    Many great episodes here.
  • Feb 14, 2018
    The gang goes soft in season 12, hinting at the series vying for a broader appeal. The gang has every right to try for a larger market, but I'd choose Paddy's Pub over Sudz any day.
  • Nov 17, 2017
    Far and away the worst season they've ever made. One half decent episode (hero or hate crime).
  • Apr 28, 2017
    Still the funniest show on tv.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    The best season of one of the best shows out there. At times strangely poignant yet still hilarious, and some episodes make a strong statement without being heavy handed.
  • Mar 09, 2017
    Best comedy on TV for the last 10 years.
  • Mar 08, 2017
    they always take things to the edge of just too far and hit every single joke right on. the characters have such great depth and are eerily realistic.

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