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Review: Happy Endings

As a sitcom blueprint, Friends has proved highly influential. With its success from 1994 to 2004, it replaced the workplace comedy as the format that made large, younger audiences feel welcome. The Buddies Hanging Out genre — call it the pal-com? — ?can range from the gleefully gross (FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) to the frightfully forgettable (anyone remember Fox's 2006 Happy Hour, canceled after four episodes?).

Current examples of the pal-com include the deadly Traffic Light on Fox; NBC's most underrated, now-pulled-from-the-schedule sitcom, Perfect Couples; and the one to beat for all up-and-comers, ABC's cheerfully sousedCougar Town. After seeing four episodes of the newest pal-com, Happy Endings, I'd have to say it's...not bad at all. Read More...


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