The main characters are horrible
Let me get this straight? I enjoy a show, but hate all the characters in it? If you've watched It's Always Sunny, I feel you probably have similar feelings. None of the characters are likable, AT ALL, but I still find myself laughing at, and enjoying this show immensely. They're all alcoholics, some are drug abusers, and they're also assholes who are racist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, etc.. The thing about this show is that you aren't supposed to sympathize with these idiots who are the antagonists of their own stories. Nothing any of them do is healthy, or okay in any way. But damn, this show is hilarious, and so well done. If you're gonna watch it and think "Wow! I relate!" or use the characters as an excuse to think it's okay to be bigoted, ignorant and overall horrible, don't watch it. These characters are all perfect examples of WHAT NOT TO BE and they're stupid as shit too. There's also some slurs/swears that are pretty serious and I've never heard in other TV shows I watch before like: cunt, tranny, faggot, etc.. They come at shocking times and sometimes feel surprising, but knowing the show and the characters, they all make sense. There's some HORRIBLY misogynist themes but they're played for laughs/satire. The show is making fun of ignorant people who say things like the gang says (just like Michael Scott in the office is ignorant, sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. but it's played to show you how FUCKING DUMB HE IS!). There's some degrading of sex-workers, and other minorities, to show how shitty these guys are. They drink, A LOT, and they drive while they drink. They also do drugs, etc. There's even an episode about cannibalism. The show is hilarious, but dark (not sad, just... fucked up). If you can't understand the difference between dumbass characters being bigoted and saying its funny/okay to be bigoted, don't watch this. Being like the gang isn't a good thing or funny. There's ALSO mention of child sexual abuse / incest (Charlie is heavily, HEAVILY, almost UNDENIABLY coded to have been abused by his uncle as a child), so be aware. There's some pedophilic themes in a few episodes, and there's some shit that will make your skin crawl. There's also lots of mental illness, Dennis is diagnosed with BPD, and all the gang is fucked up in a LOT of ways. There's crude humor, so be warned. The show is absolutely hilarious, and fun to watch if you're up for it. Some people (really empathetic people) may find themselves feeling sad watching this comedy, because the lives of the gang are all so... pathetic, and maybe resemble the lives of real life people, which can be upsetting. To me, it's a well done show that you can sit back and watch, without having to overthink the plot to much. The plots are all funny, and there's a good continuity in the show. I've heard people describe it as ... Seinfeld on Crack, and honestly? That's pretty accurate.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking