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Happyland: Season 1 (2014)



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New dramedy series "Happyland" coming soon. "Happyland" is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers. The series centers on Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of idealistic park princess mom, Elena. Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness her whole life, Lucy wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all. But when a scandalous secret turns her life upside down, she learns Happyland is far from a walk in the park. -- (C) MTV


Bianca A. Santos
as Lucy, Lucy Velez
Shane Harper
as Ian, Ian Chandler
Cameron Moulene
as Will, Will Armstrong
Katherine McNamara
as Harper, Harper Munroe
Camille Guaty
as Elena, Elena Velez
Ryan Rottman
as Theodore, Theodore Chandler

Critic Reviews for Happyland: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

The pilot for this new series doesn't bode quite as well [as Awkward, Teen Wolf, and Finding Carter] but could end up being fun as it explores the employee side of working in a theme park.

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…

It would be almost impossible not to be smitten by Bianca Santos as Lucy Velez in the new MTV soap Happyland. She's that winning.

September 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The series' aim is to prove life can provide enough fodder to fuel fairy tales with enough bite to take on anything in the Grimm brothers' catalog, but so far Happyland is too mild mannered to provoke much more than vague interest.

October 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Happily the show uses these coming-of-age topics to bolster a decent female lead who copes with adversity in admirable ways, even if some of her circumstances are a little far-fetched and the plot fairly mundane.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This half-hour series, which is only mildly funny on occasion ... doesn't have much new to offer beyond its fairly unique setting and an end-of-premiere reveal that producers already suggested turns out to be a red herring.

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…

It's interesting and new, and has so much potential for creative storylines and humorous situations.

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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