Happy!: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 35


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User Ratings: 747
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Air date: Dec 6, 2017
Air date: Dec 13, 2017
Air date: Dec 20, 2017
Air date: Dec 27, 2017
Air date: Jan 10, 2018
Air date: Jan 17, 2018
Air date: Jan 24, 2018
Air date: Jan 31, 2018

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Tv Season Info

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 D. Reitman). With Happy's help, Nick hunts down Very Bad Santa and, at the same time, tries to get ahead of Mr. Blue and his men to save his own skin. "Happy!" also stars Lili Mirojnick as Det. Merry McCarthy, Medina Senghore as Amanda Hansen, and Patrick Fischler as Smoothie.

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Critic Reviews for Happy! Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15)

...deranged, hyper-violent, grotesque, too clever by half, but with a hidden heart that won't stop beating...

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The two form a cute, classic odd couple, and Happy certainly makes for a memorable partner.

Dec 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Actors are supposed to take chances, and this is a guy who's willing and able. More power to him, even if Happy! overloads on shock value the way Hallmark annually overdoses on sappy holiday cheer.

Dec 5, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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At times, it's almost desperate in its desire to shock, and mistaking insanity for wit. At other times, it's clever and twisted in ways that could become addictive for the right audience, preferably one at least partially intoxicated.

Dec 5, 2017 | Full Review…

You might even find that it jerks a tear or two out of you when you least expect it. Absolutely marvelous.

May 24, 2018 | 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.

Dec 6, 2017 | Full Review…

This is a gross, weird, frenetic show filled with horrible people and terrible deeds, but it's also one of the most inventively shot and acted things I've seen on TV.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Meloni is absolute perfection in this role, and this could stand to be his best yet.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Meloni is so much fun to watch and Oswalt is so genuine that the inherent cartooniness of the series is actually enhanced by a pair of mismatched cartoons.

Nov 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's rude. It's cruel. It's violent. It's messy. It's funny. It's all of those things. But, it's also far smarter than anyone is going to give it credit for.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Comic-turned-ultraviolent dark comedy series pushes limits.

Dec 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Happy!: Season 1

  • May 09, 2020
    This is one of the craziest shows I've ever seen, it constantly surprises me with how absurd it can be.
  • May 03, 2020
    it killed some time. kinda cool idea about IF...
  • May 03, 2020
    Just awesome! Witty, exciting, suspenseful and original! Subtly funny and very entertaining!
  • Apr 23, 2020
    I loved it. Dark, quirky and funny (at times). I have watch all of the seasons available. Hoping for more.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Psychopathic humor and heroism done well, but drowned in ultraviolence and forced shockfest that is toxic to anyone's soul. Avoid.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    Totally unique and hideously refreshing look at comedy horror and Go Meloni!
  • Mar 12, 2020
    Happy is delightfully macabre in all the right ways. Its like an acid trip on weed meets a laser light show!
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Quite possibly the best show I've ever watched. I've recommended it to everyone who will listen. #savehappy!
  • Jan 11, 2020
    As a kid, many of us have imaginary friends. It's a hopeful time, a friendlier time, a happy time. Nick Sax, is none of these things. The former cop, a current hitman is a stew of violence, alcoholism, and pessimism so you can imagine the weird turn his life takes when a kid's imaginary friend shows up asking him to help find his friend, Haley. There is great fun to be had here as these two opposites are thrown together in this intriguing tale of crime and corruption.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Really enjoyed this - interesting and developed characters and a good plot, doesn't take itself too seriously either - it's funny.

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