I have to write this blog because this TV show is amazing and it just keeps getting better. I don’t know the motivation of the writers of the show but I see Sunny as a mocking of the stupidity, ignorance and narcissistic society that we live in. But it is also soooo much deeper than that!
I started watching Sunny about 4 years ago and I have always loved it but it was when I was rewatching it recently that I realized how great it was. The show is rude, disgusting, cringe worthy but great. The first time I watched it I thought it was too cringy and a bit silly but that’s what I love about it now! It’s got cringier and sillier as it’s gone on but that has just made it funnier and funnier with time.
Dee is probably the funniest female character EVER.. I believe that comedies usually struggle with female characters but not Sunny. Dee played by Kaitlin Olson she is great, hilarious and ground breaking on her own. She (like the whole show) gets better as it goes on.
Mac is also great, a homosexual that refuses to accept what he is due to his Catholic beliefs. Mac is a great character I loved it when he put on weight and turned in to a full grown Eric Cartman (at times.) Sunny reminds me of South Park in many ways, for its surrealness I think. I would say Sunny is now even more significant and better than South Park.
Charlie is also great, he grew up without a dad and his mom is a raving whore he lives with Frank (played by Danny Devito) and is consistently sniffing glue, inhaling mixed household substances and drinking (like the rest of the gang.) Charlie is dark but my favourite thing and character in Sunny is the Golden God himself Dennis Reynolds.
It takes a while for Dennis to show why he is so great of a character as most of his best moments come after the first 5 seasons but Dennis Reynolds a character that has literally never been done by any comedy ever that I am aware of. He is a sociopathic, narcissist, control freak that manipulates his roommate and even the rest of the gang and women all the time.
He is calm and calculated until he loses control than he is nuts with random outbursts of “IDIOTS” and quotes like “the Golden God is not taking questions right now” when asked why he has duct tape and clips hidden in his boot by the rest of the gang, a truly amazing and original character portrayed perfectly.
Dennis is dark yet hilarious and ground breaking but the side cast in Sunny is also great. Roddy piper as Da maniac is funny in the couple of episodes he appears in, Jimmy cricket has his own deep story which is great to watch, Charlie’s uncle and his obsession with large hands is just crazy but somehow it works. Frank is a main character that massively improved the show as he was introduced in season 2; in my opinion Danny Devito has hit a new peak, from randomly shitting where ever he feels like it, losing his shoes, tormenting his children on Christmas, owning a sweetshop in Vietnam another truly great character.
Sunny is political without being full blown blatant propaganda, it’s braver than any comedy I have ever seen and original as TV gets. It’s what friends would have been if Ross was raped by a Liberian in his youth, if Chandler turned to solvent abuse as a reaction to growing up without a dad and having a raving whore as a mother or if Joey was a confused catholic homosexual it’s Friends on solvents, crack, drink and acid.