I’m willing to bet that when most people think of art house dramas, they think of a French film. (New Wave foreeeever!) But the guys from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia like to think outside “le box” and they’ve gone all foreign and Swedish for these three new promos. How is this show not back on the air yet?
In a more directly influenced way than the anime-style teaser was last year, The Gang takes to the moody black and white setting like a lime to a tequila shot. All three clips look superb and make me wish they would branch off into more fantastical stuff like this during the actual show itself. Even if it’s just for a dream sequence. In fact, these are rather nightmarish, even if a nightmare about Mac telling Dennis he looks like a pork chop isn’t entirely frightening. But seeing any of these guys speak introspectively rather than straight selfishly shakes me to my core.
Check out the next one and rejoice in Sweet Dee’s noir-tinged look as she holds back some vomit.
And now watch the final clip and take comfort in knowing that even in a strange foreign jail, Charlie and Frank are going to be laying down in the same bed together.
It’s Always Sunny will return for its eighth season on October 11, 2013. But don’t forget, Hoss, it’s switching to FXX, the more comedy-friendly brand of FX.