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Happyish: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Instead of sly and shocking, Happyish comes off as shrill and self-satisfied, despite the efforts of its talented cast.


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The first and only season of this dark-minded dramedy stars Steve Coogan as Thom Payne and Kathryn Hahn as Lee Payne, a middle-aged couple who struggle to feel genuinely happy with their lives. This raw, comedic take on growing older in a culture obsessed with youth focuses on Thom who works at an advertising agency that enlists the help of young, Swedish creative directors to revamp the company's image. Much like the company, Thom's new boss also encourages him to "rebrand" himself as well. The show also features Bradley Whitford as Jonathan Cooke and Ellen Barkin as Dani Kirschenbloom.


Steve Coogan
as Thom Payne
Kathryn Hahn
as Lee Payne
Bradley Whitford
as Jonathan Cooke
Ellen Barkin
as Dani Kirschenbloom
Sawyer Shipman
as Julius Payne
Nils Lawton
as Gottfrid
Tobias Segal
as Gustaff
James Deen
as Himself
Michael Zegen
as Atomic Goldfarb
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Critic Reviews for Happyish: Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (21)

There are some genuinely funny moments... but these tend to get lost amid the show's onslaught of acid.

April 27, 2015 | Full Review…

There is a chance that Hoffman might have made this creaking, feeble material work.

April 27, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The half-hour Happyish premiering tonight proves there is such a thing as comedy too dark to qualify as tragicomedy or even dramedy. It ends up being merely a sad, pretentious piece of work, desperate to be taken seriously.

April 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Happyish has a few genuinely imaginative moments amid its many, many excesses. But in the end, it's too much of a one-note Hell-On-Earth "Greatest Hits" album whose principal characters have the overall appeal of vinegar-drenched cotton candy.

April 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The animation segues -- Payne's alter-egos that torment him or vice versa -- are just a series of elaborate joke setups without punchlines.

April 24, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As rare as its humor can be, it bites with every appearance.

April 24, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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