'Happy Endings': Good start?

After seeing  a few episodes of the newest pals-hanging-out-comHappy Endings, I have to say it’s… not bad. The premise of Endings is that Alex (24‘s Elisha Cuthbert) left Dave (FastForward‘s Zachary Knighton) at the altar in first of the premiere episodes that aired Wednesday night. 

Now their mutual friends — desperate singleton Penny (Saturday Night Live‘s Casey Wilson), married-couple Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Jane (Scrubs‘ Eliza Coupe), and Max (Adam Pally) — all try to support Alex and Dave with equal affection. The initial concept seems to be that the group would find this awkward, but by the second episode, Alex and Dave are dating other people and the subject barely arises. The punch-lines came fast and furiously (credit directors such as Community‘s Joe and Anthony Russo, and It’s Always Sunny‘s John Fortenberry for the pace), and traded heavily on shorthand references: Dave isn’t just dating a lot, for example, he’s “dating John-Mayer-a-lot.” They spend a lot of time drinking and not just talking about sex. (See Cougar Town for the new model in alcohol-fueled crudity that somehow manages to come off merely tipsy-naughty.) Read More...


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