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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.


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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 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.


Lili Mirojnick
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

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

December 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

December 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.

December 5, 2017 | 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.

November 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.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Comic-turned-ultraviolent dark comedy series pushes limits.

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

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