HAPPY ENDINGS REVIEWED“Happy Endings” was a show that I didn’t discover until it was going off the air. Sorry, people. The only reasons I watched ABC were for Lost or Roseanne before she decided to ruin America. The show features a six person/three perspective look at romance roughly a decade deep into the 00s. Everything is balance to the point that I wonder why it didn’t last more than 57 episodes. Hell, every demographic and intermingling is matched perfectly.The show feels like it arrived a few years too early. Honestly, if it would’ve hit just a year or two later…we would be looking at a different story. But, such is the gamble of trying to nail generational influence and tastes in an ever-shrinking marketplace. But, even the people that would eat this show up are also the same people that take pride in not watching traditional TV. So, where is the middle ground?Ultimately, I’m not sure if a show cut from the same cloth as Friends can still work. The viewership is now a mix of people who all want material cut to their precise worldview, otherwise they shut it down with an incessant level of complaint. The fact that Happy Endings was able to tell a well-balanced story of relationships for three seasons should be commended. I’m still shocked that ABC took a chance on it at all.
- Over 5 minutes of Deleted Scenes
- Banana Republic Style Preview: The Girls of Happy Endings
- Banana Republic Style Preview: The Guys of Happy Endings
- Mike Relm Remix
- Mark Douglas Interview with Adam Pally and Casey Wilson
- Mark Douglas Parody Theme Song
- NEW Presented in Story Continuity order!
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 89%89%
- Content Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
Take six twentysomething Chicago friends, add cocktails and hormones, shake and you’ve got Happy Endings, the hilarious comedy that asks: “When a couple splits, who gets to keep the friends?”
Dave (Zachary Knighton, TV’s Flashforward) finds fulfillment manning a food truck after losing his hot fiancé, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, TV’s 24), at the altar. Alex’s type-A sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe, TV’s Future Man), is almost happily married to horn-dog Brad (Damon Wayans Jr., TV’s New Girl). Dave’s roommate, Max (Adam Pally, TV’s The Mindy Project), is a gay, sports-loving slob, and Penny (Casey Wilson, TV’s SNL) is on the prowl for a good man. . .or men.
The laughs are nonstop as they do what tightly-knit friends do best: hang out, have fun, debate the meaning of life, hook up, break up, and do it all over again!
Popular guest stars appeared throughout the 3-season, 57 episode run on ABC including: Nick Zano, Megan Mullally, Rob Corddry, James Wolk, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Christopher McDonald, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Paul Scheer, T.J. Miller, Rob Riggle, Andy Richter, Max Greenfield, Colin Hanks and more!