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Happy! Review: Growing Pains

Just before the finale of Happy! aired, a second season was announced. I was a bit surprised, since the season seemed to be ramping up to the ending that was presented in the comics, but upon watching the finale, I wanted more bizarre adventures, and the show sets things up nicely for a return. After the police come to take the rescued kids home, and take Blue into custody, Nick and Happy find a lead in the form of Very Bad Santa’s sock puppet, which represents an imaginary friend that abandoned the psychopath when he started to go bad. Happy and the other imaginary friends from the support group interrogate the Christmas Sock and find out where his true hideout is. READ MORE...

Happy! Finale Recap: Jingle Bell Shock

Given the extremes to which Happy! went in its penultimate episode, Id have bet a fortune that there was no way that Wednesdays Season 1 finale could possibly shock me. Like, what was left? Yet shock me, the surreal Syfy series did, first by making me misty-eyed (twice) and then by delivering an ending that [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/31/happy-season-1-episode-8-recap-finale-nick-sax-dies/

Happy! Review: Shattered Fantasies

In the current state of television, I very rarely find myself asking, "Can they do that?" But with Happy!, this question is constantly running through my head, especially with last night’s episode. Every episode of this series is insane, but this one was ramping up to the season (and possibly series?) finale, and all the energy and adrenaline added to the crazy things that happened made "Destroyer of Worlds" the most bat-s*** insane thing I’ve seen on television. We start with what is basically a music video for "Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree" starring Merry’s mother (and Smoothie) and then a hard smash cut to her being zipped up into a body bag, Merry coldly watching as they take her away. What seems like a non-sequitur fantasy sequence actually sets up the theme of the episode, the idea of shattering fantasy to find the harsh reality that lies underneath. READ MORE...

Happy!: So... We Need to Talk About That Scene Right Now

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesdays penultimate Season 1 episode of Happy! Although a lot went down in Happy!s penultimate Season 1 episode, were here to discuss one scene in particular. You know the one, too the one that Smoothie suggested the universe had conspired to make happen, the one that he felt [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/24/happy-season-1-episode-7-rape-strap-on-dildo-scene-chris-meloni/

Happy! Review: Coming Together

At the end of last week’s Happy!, I thought the naked fellow that sat down next to Nick was just some weirdo nonsequitur meant to give the episode a bizarre ending. I failed to recognize that he was actually Mikey Scarramucci, Blue’s "favorite nephew" After this realization, I was thrilled to see what would happen on this week’s episode, and I was not disappointed. Last week’s episode was a bit slow because it felt like a set up, and this week is also a set up, but a much more exciting and well-executed one. "The Scrap Yard of Childish Things" had everything, excitement, real, raw emotion, lots of laughs, and tons of dark, dark moments. READ MORE...

Happy!: "Saint Nick" Review

Stories centered on cops are nothing new in the television landscape. Everything from Law & Order to The Wire has brought their own unique perspectives to the genre. So, can one show reinvent the police drama wheel? Well, SyFy’s new series Happy!, which is based on legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison’s graphic novel from Image Comics, tries to do just that. Happy! is about ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax, who is determined to kill himself by consuming large amounts of alcohol and drugs. READ MORE...

Happy! Review: Christmas Past

The past was the big theme of last nights episode of Happy!, and though flashbacks and origins are often tired and cliche, "When Christmas Was Christmas" managed to make something powerful out of them. The characters and plot all start to fall in line in this episode, Happy and Nick are on the path to finding Hailey, we learn more about what makes Nick who he is, and we learn the demented story behind the Very Bad Santa. One of the strong points of the episode is, as usual, the interaction between Happy and Nick. Nick is on board for doing the right thing and rescuing his daughter, but he’s still kind of a crude a**hole about it. But, this behavior is contrasted by the ever-optimistic Happy, who’s personality and intelligence are similar to that of a child’s. This makes sense too, since he was created by the mind of a child, thus his naivety and constant excitement are what push the premise of the series to be enjoyable and hilarious. READ MORE...

Happy! Review: Money, Drugs And Heart

The second episode of Happy!, "What Smiles Are For" picked up exactly where the last one left off, in both story and insanity levels. Nick was hit by a car after Happy revealed to him that Hailey was his daughter, and suddenly, he’s on Jerry Springer in a dream sequence. Why you ask? Well, he’s in denial about being Hailey’s father, so of course he dreams about being on the country’s most "beloved" paternity test revealing show. But, he doesn’t let his conscience, or Happy, get the better of him and, despite the latter incessantly pushing to go rescue his supposed daughter, Nick is determined to leave town and get the hell out of the impending gangster civil war. READ MORE...

Happy! Strikes a Winking Macho Pose

Its as if Mickey Rourkes character fromSin Cityhad been pasted intoWho Framed Roger Rabbit.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/happy-syfy-review.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Happy! Premiere Recap: Bad Santa

As if to say Seasons beatings! Wednesday, Syfy drew back the blood-soaked curtain on Happy!, its pitch-black-yet-rainbow-colored comic-book adaptation starring Christopher Meloni as a jaded hitman thrust into an odd-couple partnership with the cheerful titular unicorn (voiced by Patton Oswalt) to track down a Santa whos so scary, he makes the boogeyman look like the [] http://tvline.com/2017/12/06/happy-season-1-episode-1-recap-premiere-syfy/