Netflix goofed by removing ‘Sunny’

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

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I am livid. Netflix has had more of a negative impact on my life than a positive one. Its latest jab at my life is saying it is going to remove “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

I will still have “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.”

But I am most upset about “Sunny.”

Where do the higher-ups of that company get off removing possibly the greatest show of all time? No — it is the greatest show of all time.

From the very first episode you are hooked. I had a lot of free time over the summer and I finished all 11 seasons on Netflix in two weeks.

I do not know if there is someone out there that does not like this show. For my friends and I, it is the driving force of a lot of our conversations.

We have gone so far as to assign the certain personas of different characters to each of our own lives. I was designated Charlie.

Netflix is making one of the worst decisions of its existence.

OK. Getting rid of “Friday Night Lights” was a big thing, but I was not too mad about it. And getting rid of “One Tree Hill,” come on, ladies, we all know you have watched those kids play basketball at least 10 times through.

Getting rid of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” cuts deep, almost a little too deep if you ask me. For starters, it is tough to find a half-decent movie on that app, and now they are going to remove three of the greatest things that this world has blessed us with.

Those three reasons are the only reason why I use the app, and that my dad keeps paying for it for my family. I told him to axe it the second I found out.

I have about a month left with Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Dee and Frank, and I do not know how to deal with that. Since May, I have watched an episode nearly every night. If I am in a bad mood, I know I can just pick a random episode to watch and get a good laugh.

Nothing beats the comedy that those five bring to the table. Charlie is simply a wildcard, Dennis has a bigger ego than any person in the world, Dee gets made fun of a lot, but can dish it back, Mac is an idiot and there is no way to describe Frank.

Every episode of “Sunny” is pure gold, and they pushed it to the limit every time and sometimes went too far with it. They are on season 13, so apparently people like the show, but I guess Netflix did not realize that.

Nothing is going to get through to them because they just keep whacking their best shows left and right, but here’s to a good run of three classic shows.

Maybe we will meet again, Netflix, but “we’re (Hulu) people now,” as Charlie Kelly said—for those of you who understand that joke and remember that classic episode.

Sean Hastings can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].