Happy!: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)

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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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1
Air date: Dec 6, 2017
2
Air date: Dec 13, 2017
3
Air date: Dec 20, 2017
4
Air date: Dec 27, 2017
5
Air date: Jan 10, 2018
6
Air date: Jan 17, 2018
7
Air date: Jan 24, 2018
8
Air date: Jan 31, 2018

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Happy! Season 1

All Critics (34) | 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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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…

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…

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