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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as Thom Payne
as Lee Payne
as Jonathan Cooke
as Dani Kirschenbloom
as Julius Payne
as Atomic Goldfarb
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There are some genuinely funny moments... but these tend to get lost amid the show's onslaught of acid.
There is a chance that Hoffman might have made this creaking, feeble material work.
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.
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.
The animation segues -- Payne's alter-egos that torment him or vice versa -- are just a series of elaborate joke setups without punchlines.
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