So this is my new favourite sitcom: Happy Endings
Normally I don’t care much about sitcoms. They can be entertaining, but I don’t get very invested in them and don’t really follow them. If I turn on the TV and The Big Bang Theory is on I probably won’t switch channels, that’s the amount of effort I put into it.
Happy Endings is different though. I’ve watched all of season 1 and 2 in one weekend + the first 5 episodes of season 3 and I CAN’T WAIT for the rest!
It’s hilarious. Like, really hilarious. I can’t remember the last time a show made me laugh like this. Not the polite little snickering I usually do at the TV, but real actual laughter!
They have the adorable characters and real-life issues mixed with complete randomness and physical comedy, add some razor sharp, witty dialogue and there you have it. It’s the perfect blend of realism and hyperbole! It’s as if How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Family Guy had a love child.
Did I mention the characters are great?
They’re all funny but my favourite is Penny Hartz. She’s always single, always chaotic and crude and weird and she abbreviates at least one word in every sentence. Or just pronounce them so that they sound like completely new words… I’ve caught myself saying “ah-mah-zing” out loud in real life, so whatever it is she has I guess it’s contagious. Penny is perfect.
Speaking of ah-mah-zing: Max is probably the least stereotypical gay guy ever seen on TV. It’s refreshing how his love life is handled no differently than the other straight characters and the cheap jokes that are usually thrown around are nowhere to be found. He’s also one of the funniest characters on the show.
There’s also Tyler the Racist Parrot. Yeah, it’s exactly what it says on the label…
To my horror I read about the show being moved around by ABC a lot and people seem worried they might cancel it altogether. Hopefully there’s no truth in those rumours because I really want to keep Happy Endings.
So, um… please watch it a little bit and give the show some support?