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Happy Endings TV Show Review

Why I'm Watching: Happy Endings

The new comedy Happy Endings joined ABC's midseason lineup in April, earning a spot after Wednesday night regulars Modern Family and Cougar Town. The series is about a group of six friends in their late twenties living in Chicago, starring Elisha Cuthbert and SNL alum Casey Wilson, along with newer faces like comedians Damon Wayans Jr. and Adam Pally. I've been watching the show and have been able to get to know the series, so I wanted to check in with you guys about why I like it, and why you should start watching if you're not already.

  • First impression: I've been hooked on Happy Endings since the pilot, in which Alex (Cuthbert) leaves her groom Dave (Zachary Knighton) at the altar. It throws a wrench into the relationships of their close-knit group, which also includes her sister and brother-in-law (Eliza Coupe and Wayans) and their perennially single friends (Wilson and Pally). Though the wedding incident launches us into the circle of friends, it quickly moves into the background so that the show can become what it really is: a showcase for six hilarious personalities. And while each character makes up the great ensemble, Wilson and Pally are standouts and constantly supply the best moments.
  • Why I'm watching: It's funny! Quirky, clever, and fun, Happy Endings is a welcome addition to ABC's Wednesday night. The humor is a edgier than Modern Family and a little hipper than Cougar Town, but it has just as many laugh-out-loud moments as both of those shows. And it's important to note that though it's got the same setup of six friends trying to make their love lives and friendships work in a city, it's not trying to be a Friends clone.
  • Why you should watch: Besides being one of the funniest shows on TV right now (oh, I said it), there's probably at least one character you can relate to. Plus, in true sitcom fashion, you can jump into the series at any time without worrying that you won't know what's going on.

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Lindsey2702079 Lindsey2702079 5 years
This is a GREAT show!  Very quick, pithy, high and low brow humor.  Each character is well developed and has their own stand out moments.  I have thuroughly enjoyed getting to know each of them and look forward to many more episodes to come!
divinedebris divinedebris 6 years
I love this show because it's a simple yet funny comedy. I just hope for next season they start to develop the show more, because the characters may become one note and I don't want to see that.
peatree peatree 6 years
I love looking at Happy Endings! I make sure that if I miss it when it comes on that I look at it online the next day. It's just so funny & really relatable. I enjoy it.
aembry396 aembry396 6 years
I love the show...have to say that Penny is one of my favs but I love the DWjr and wife as a hilarious
sumbum sumbum 6 years
I'm so in love with this show too!!! I've watched all the episodes twice on! I never thought Casey Wilson was very funny on SNL, but she rocks on HE! And I adore Max, he's a very original character...a gay guy who's a bro. So cute!
Emily2453154 Emily2453154 6 years
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I love it!
jannam jannam 6 years
this is one of my favorite new shows this year!
allisonmdans allisonmdans 6 years
I LOVE this show! The hipster episode was my favorite to date. I've been telling all my friends about it.
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