Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season Premiere) Wednesday at 10:00pm on FXX Why: Because a comedy this mean and weird shouldn't have lasted as long as it has (this will be its tenth season), in a world where TV is supposedly all about relatability. Then again, most people are awful, so maybe this show is TOTALLY relatable! Also, it takes place in Philadelphia, which is the greatest city in America. Prepare to talk about: Which one of the gang you are (if you don't know, just take my answer: I'm a noxious version of Dennis without the venality!); how some of their ideas make a sense when you sit down and really think about 'em ; how it's weird that Rhea Perlman has never been on the show (but also make sure to remark that she's great on The Mindy Project ). 12 Monkeys (Series Premiere) Friday at 9:00pm on SyFy Why: Because the movie was terrific (and hey, it ALSO took place in Philadelphia), even if came out almost 20 years ago, and SyFy really wants to make this its prestige piece. OK, it's lacking in Brad Pitt, but it makes up for it in concept (time travel to stop a plague before it happens). Prepare to talk about: If it lives up to its silver screen namesake; whether you'd want to survive a worldwide epidemic that basically wipes out humanity (sure, you'd be alive, but there'd be, like, zero amenities); how Brad Pitt's character (Goines) is a LADY in this new version. Yes, a LADY! Saturday Night Live (Midseason Premiere) Saturday at 11:30pm on NBC Why: Because Kevin Hart is hosting, and he's one of the biggest stars in the world (plus—stop me if you're sensing a pattern—he's from Philadelphia); meanwhile, Sia is the musical guest and she's weird as hell! Should be fun! Prepare to talk about: Your favorite sketch (if you don't watch it, just say "the one with Kate McKinnon... you know, that one," because she is the best and no one will argue); how weird Sia is and how she either did or did not sing "Chandelier" which is a legit terrible song; how Kevin Hart is consistently funnier than SNL . Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. She used to live in Philadelphia. You can follow her musings on Twitter .
Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-watch one of these shows instead: If you want to laugh: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia See all reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia I'll level with you: this is a black comedy. It is so black that, in the words of one of the members of Spinal Tap, " it's like, how much more black could it be, and the answer is none; none more black. " It is also, however, a gut-bustingly funny black comedy, though not for the easily offended. Example: its pilot episode is called " The Gang Gets Racist "—and it just... devolves from there. Take the narcissism and self-absorption of Seinfeld and take it to its logical (if horrific) extreme and Sunny is what you get. Not sure where you should start? Check out the list we put together last year of the 15 Funniest Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and get ready for its 10th(!) season premiere in January. If you want to cry: Parenthood See all reviews for Parenthood This heart-stoppingly good drama series is currently in its last season. That's the bad news. The good news is that if you haven't yet watched it, you're about to experience something special. Developed by Friday Night Lights ' ' Jason Katims, Parenthood focuses on the ups and downs of three generations of the Berkeley, California-based Braverman clan. The sibling relationships feel lived-in, the generational conflicts are (almost distressingly) relatable, and the cinematography is warm and cozy. After three episodes you'll ache to be adopted into the Braverman family, so get ready to make some space in your heart for Zeke, Camille, Adam, Sarah, Crosby, Julia, and all their myriad children. If you want to scream: Oz See all reviews for Oz For some reason, when people speak of HBO 's dramatic triumphs, they never talk about Oz . Maybe it aired too early (it began in 1997), but this prison drama featured the breakout performances of several powerhouse actors, including Harold Perrineau, J.K. Simmons, Lance Reddick, and Christopher Meloni. Look, it's HBO, so it's graphic, but it's graphic even by HBO standards, and features multiple scenes of rape, degradation, and racism. That being said, it's gripping, and terrifying—and that's before even mentioning the fact it was a pioneer in the sudden killing off of main characters. Westeros ain't got nothing on Em City. If you want to think: Black Mirror See all reviews for Black Mirror This British series from media critic Charlie Brooker is getting a lot of well-deserved praise now that it's available to US audiences via Netflix . Set 20 minutes into the future, each episode of this anthology focuses on extreme takes on current issues. Reality TV, information overload, pernicious advertising: nothing is spared. Be prepared to be freaked out, and then find a fellow Mirror -fan with whom you can discuss the philosophical issues it raises. Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on Twitter .
Archer Returns for Its Sixth Season on Thursday, January 8, at 10 PM e/p on FX. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/1UJBVwxf6So/
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton and his wife Jill Latiano have welcomed a second son, Us Weekly reports. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Glenn-Howerton-Baby-1089179.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson has landed a recurring role on Fox's New Girl. Olson will play Ashley, returning guest star Rob Reiner s fiancee and Jess's ( Zooey Deschanel ) high school nemesis. Since Reiner plays Jess's dad, you do the math about how well that will go over in sitcom-land. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphias-kaitlin-olson-books-recurring-role-on-new-girl/
Sometimes we look to TV for a little guidance. Maybe we watch a romantic show to give us some ideas about that area of our lives. Or maybe we watch a teen drama to try to understand kids better. What we probably don’t do is turn to the gang from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for self-help. Well, too bad, because they have a self help book coming out, and they want it to help you learn how to learn how to change your own life (in four hours!). Read More... http://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/always-sunny-gang-self-help-book-coming-236860
Artemis Pebdani joins Showtime's period drama starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/wLFmSXTr5hQ/story01.htm
Has there ever been a more despicable cast of characters than the gang from It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ? When they?re not hatching a plot to sell gas door to door, then they?re off hunting Rickety Cricket. They do drugs, run a filthy rat-infested bar and steal from each other. Surely some of them most have redeeming qualities ... right? Read on as we rank the It?s Always Sunny crew from least to most evil. Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-ranking-the-characters-we-love-to-hate-98565.aspx
FXX has renewed It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia for two ten-episode seasons. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/_T9VuetpUFY/