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Happy!: Season 1 (2017-2018)




Critic Consensus: Happy! certainly isn't for everyone, but its appealingly oddball concept and strong performances from Chris Meloni and Patton Oswalt make for a gritty, dark comedy with definite -- albeit unusual -- appeal.


Air date: Dec 6, 2017
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Ex-cop and now-hitman Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) accidentally uncovers a secret about the Scaramucci crime family led by Mr. Blue (Ritchie Coster) and nearly pays for the discovery with his own life. Upon waking up at the hospital after getting shot, Nick finds that he can now see a blue unicorn who calls himself Happy (Patton Oswalt). Happy explains that he's the imaginary friend of Nick's estranged daughter Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) and that Nick must rescue her from a Very Bad Santa (Joseph … More

Genre: Drama
Network: SyFy
Premiere Date: Dec 6, 2017
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Comic-turned-ultraviolent dark comedy series pushes limits.

December 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

The balance feels off, with some egregious padding and dumb shlock stereotypes dulling the edge of Morrison's zany imagining, but I can't deny I want to see more of this.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

If you're able to view Happy! mainly as an exercise in style and attitude, with a brilliant lead performance, you'll find a lot to admire here.

December 6, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The interplay between Meloni and Oswalt is surprisingly delightful for a relationship created entirely in post-production, and the show is careful to never overplay the Happy card.

December 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The power of the metaphor doesn't quite come through. Instead it's just a jumble of ghastly villains and bloody skirmishes that all feel cribbed from grittier, better stories.

December 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

... Happy! is best recommended to those who can't get enough of Meloni chewing the scenery, however sordid.

December 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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