Ranking Every Season Of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia From Worst To Best
12. Season 12
Sometimes it's easy to hate on something that hasn't been around for awhile, but the most recent season of Sunny has been one of the weakest.
Season 12 had a only a few episodes that truly delivered, but a handful of ones that fell flat. "The Gang Turns Black," a musical episode, was entirely hit or miss for fans. "Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer" is a solid, but only delivers if you had previously seen the murder documentaries it's referencing, and is yet another oddly formatted episode that breaks from typical Sunny format.
Some highlights were "Hero or Hate Crime?" and "The Gang Goes to a Water Park," with some even considering the latter as one of the best in the series.
"Hero or Hate Crime?" felt like the most Sunny episode of the lot, seeing the gang squabble back and forth, dropping obscenities, all while sitting in one location. This episode also saw Mac acknowledge his homosexuality, coming out to the gang officially.
Mac coming out is a huge milestone for the show, as it's been teased now for over 10 years. Which is why it seems so odd they would jam other huge story developments into Season 12 as well like Charlie finally sleeping with the Waitress after 12 years of stalking. On top of this is Dennis' double life as a family man and ultimately walking away from the gang. Oh, and Maureen Ponderosa is dead. All these huge plot developments seem like they could have front-lined a season alone, but lost impact when packed into a single season like they were.
Let's get this straight, Season 12 is a good season, but when compared to the goldmine of seasons Sunny has to offer, it just doesn't live up.