This show is hilarious. The characters are fun and weirdly different. Even people in Denmark watch this show?!
And get us some Dave/Penny action, that'd be fun! Jane and brad, maybe they could get preggers.. Max could continue to live his life as a near-outlaw modern day badass. Maybe Alex needs more pets in her life named Tyler?
Although this show has made me laugh many times, it's lacking just about anything else a good sitcom needs. The characters have no depth - I don't care about any of them. If the writers decided to kill one off, it wouldn't be sad at all. They all have their characteristic - the girl who can't stick with a guy for more than 2 days, the gay guy, the control freak etc. - and that's all they are. They don't grow, they don't change, their personalities rarely even influence the story - they're just used for laughs.
Finally, what's the point of the initial wedding scene? It barely influences the story at all past the first few episodes. If the first scene of your TV show is going to be a guy being left at the altar, make the show about the repercussions of this. Instead, Alex and Dave are pretty much fine again after 2 episodes, apart from very occasional jokes and brief references to the event.
Love this show! simply the highlight of my week! my world literally became a mass of black n white ennui when the show went on that month long-ish they hit me with two episodes every friday night! TWO EPISODES!! im on cloud 9............ cant even pick out a fave character but if were to, it'll have to be between Dave n THIS!!!!
This show is way too raunchy for 8 o'clock. Personally, I can't stand the incessant babbling of the characters and find the "ba dum bum" after jokes to be annoying, so I stopped watching. I know I'm getting old but it sounds like these people are saying "bladabladabladablada" - speak coherently please.
This is probably one of two or three shows that actually makes me laugh out loud. I watched the Halloween episode on a plane and couldn't stop laughing when I saw Max and Penny's costume. I think the people around me thought I was nuts. But that's how funny and clever this show is. Kudos to Damon Wayans Jr. and Casey Wilson - my favorites.
Where the HELL is my "Happy Endings"? ABC please stop playing around with the fans of this hilariouslly funny sitsom with some of the best uprising stars of comedy. I mean, you have the son of a comdic legend in Damon Wayans, Jr. I have not missed an episode of this show since the pilot. I am from Chicago and to have a show representing one of the greatest places on earth, and our beloved BEARS (saw the episode with Lance Briggs, Ahaymazzingly Awzummmm!) with all the drama lately (gun violence) it was an outlet to bring humor back into our lives. So there you have it, one wish from a fan who is a lone voice among millions who would love to have our "HAPPY ENDINGS. BRING THEM BACK, and real soon!
Agree with a lot of others here. Quirky humour done well. One of those shows that is funny because of the jokes and situations the characters are put in as well as making you look at your own friends and think thats what we would be like... Hope it gets another season. Its dodged 2 bullets so far. My fingers are crossed but the way abc dicks around with the schedule makes me think they don't want it to carry on.
Love this show, especially Max and all his hi-jinks, but all the characters really click together. Dave and Alex are hilarious together. But its not been aired properly since it came on air, i think its been aired on 4 different days at different time slots, no wonder the ratings aren't there. ABC is screwing it over. Will we see another series?
When I first read the plot outline for this show I wasn't so impressed, I didn't really feel like watching a couple struggle to stay friends post-break up. But then I eventually gave it a try and it was aamasing (people watching the show will know).
The best part of this show is the relationship dynamic between the main charachters, and above it all is the couple Brad and Jane that I found hillarious. They are so alike and they celebrate everyting. For example when their cleaning lady gets laid after being on a dry streak they get happy and kiss and cheer about it. It makes me happy to watch!
I love the show - hilarious! Another poster complained about Dave's hair and I have to say, the show does have a hair issue. Penny's hair line gets lower and lower every episode. Please, someone give her bangs, pull her hair back, or part it on the side. Parting her hair in the middle is taking over her entire face.
I know I made fun of your hair, but please come back next season. PLEASE!
Happy Endings is probably one of the best comedies on TV right now (which is saying a lot in times of other amazing shows such as Parks and Recreation, Modern Family and Community). What sets this show apart though is how consistently good spirited and light hearted it is. It takes the "6 friends managing life in a big city" cliche and spins it around, and more than that , it's able to poke fun at itself, something that's always nice to see when done right. With a great cast and characters we deeply care about Happy Endings is constantly improving and hopefully will stick around for quite some time.
I love the show but what gives with Dave's (the male lead) dirty hair. It's disgusting every episode except when he had the perm. I love the show but his hair bothers me alot and he's a goodlooking guy. I don't get it. Can someone tell him to wash his hair. Thanks.
the acting is decent b/c zachary knighton,elisha cuthbert,eliza soupe,damons wayans jr.,adam palley,and casey wilson have great chemsitry with another.
this show has been compared to friends and i will agree with that.
the thing this show has that friends dont have is the jokes,sure friends jokes where good but u could see them coming.on this show u cant tell when the joke coming so when it does happen the joke is more funnier than the jokes on friends.
i also like the fact this show dont have ppl laughing in the background like most comedies.
i think the thing i hate is the fact the writers seem like they dont know where they want this characters to go.they dont have anything going on like the storyarchs of friends had.
so the acting is good,the cast are great,and the jokes are funnnier and theyre no ppl laughing in the background which is re-frehsing to see on a comedy..
the only thing i hate is the fact the writers dont know what to do with the character yet.
but its a good show:) even tho friends is better.
i still say give this show a shot.u maybe surprise at how much u like it..
The altar couple (Alex and Dave) is our Rachel and Ross. Brad and Jane play out Chandler and Phoebe. Max plays Joey sarcastic and gay, while Penny plays Phoebe.
Alex and Dave are not annoying like Rachel and Ross, but instead are two friends with strong feelings for each other who just went through something heavy and are coping with just being friends. No heavy will they/won't they but a hint of a maybe which is just enough.
Max is the gay friend who is the anti-stereotype of Hollywood gay. Which is very refreshing. He will get the crazy ideas if nothing is happening, and otherwise he'll stand ready with a punchline in the background. Like Joey he won't keep a show standing on his own, but within thegroup he is a perfect character.
Brad and Jane are my new favorite tv couple. They are already married at the start of the show, so they are a source of comfort and stability sorely needed on a show that opens with a cancelled wedding. The similarities with Chandler and Monica are strong. She is insane about the little things, crazy competitive and the sister of Alex. Brad is the funny happy go-lucky guy in the relationship. He doesn't really tries to restrain his wife from going crazy, but stands by her while offering advice. Unless he joins her in the crazy. They are on an even footing, already comfortable in their relationship.
Penny is a bit insecure and focused for the most part on her dating life. Her insecurities come out when she tries to present herself as not pathetic and winds up in crazy situations. She's one of the funniest characters. Every situation is like a trainwreck that she herself can see coming, but she goes ahead anyway.
Put together these characters all work great. You really get the feel of a casual 'at ease' group with a long history.
The show moves at various paces. Sometimes a joke will get a few seconds to make it sink in, while at other times jokes will follow each other quickly. It's really nice not to now how a joke is going to be presented. It keeps you on your toes. This is possible because there's no laughtrack. I despise laughtracks in comedies, it means the jokes can't stand on their own and you have to wait for the laughter to die down before the story continues.
In conclusion; I hope this show will last for a long while.
I love this new show, and am glad to see it returning this fall for a second season. There aren't enough scripted comedies that actually make me laugh these days like this one has. It isn't an original idea, but the comedy and charaters definitely make up for that. The charaters are all funny, likeable, and believable. As a native from Chicago, I feel it does catch the spirit of the city. My favorite episodes from this season are "Dave of the Dead." and "Your Couples Friends and Neighbors." If you like slapstick and silly sitcoms this is definitely one to start watching.
Looks generic in description, but the characters and humor are so original and modern. As a 29-year-old, this show especially speaks to me. While some of the situations may be outlandish, the way in which the characters handle them reminds me very much of my friends and I. It's one of the few shows that actually makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis. Even my boyfriend who actively avoids taking on new shows to watch has declared that this is now one of his top favorites. In any case, I think this easily wins "Best New Comedy of the Season." I hope this show will stick around for awhile.
I am really glad ABC picked up this show, after trying to revive Scrubs and eventually ending it I was starting to think ABC didn't have what it took to do comedy. But after watching Cougar Town and Modern Family, I saw this show being advertised. It reminded me of Scrubs and Cougar Town, so I gave it a chance. I am extremely pleased with the writing and the characters they picked. I love Eliza Coupe from Scrubs. I like her even better here than in Scrubs. She is a little less angry, lol. But this show has it's own quirks and silliness. The dynamic between the characters is great, each character has their own part and none drag any others down. WATCH IT, LAUGH AT IT, LOVE IT!!
Happy Endings is like a blessing for me. I've been waiting this season for a good comedy and I found it in this show. The plots are typical for a comedy, but it's like there is something new added to the mix. The characters are just awesome! I've never thought that I'll like so much a gay character on TV (I don't mean anything offensive, it's just like if you've seen one, you've seen them all) but Max is wonderful! Everyone of the characters has something that no character ever quite just have it. All of them click with each other. I am really hoping that Happy Endings will get a second season, because it deserves it. I've been fooled from the review - it seemed something boring, and unoriginal, but you should definitely give it a chance because the show is really, really good
This show is extremely generic. White cast, save for the token black man? Check. Straight cast, save for the token gay man (but don't worry - no lesbians!)? Check. Fat jokes directed at the thin character with 5 lbs more than then rest? Check. The cast members have no real personalities. They are simply the stereotypes of characters. The women who's psychotically insecure about her age, is willing to lie about who she is to get a date, and only likes shoes, farmers markets, bashing on sports, and brunch; the "chubby" gay man who chases closeted gay or confused straight men but isn't too effeminate, lest it make viewers uncomfortable; the controlling wife and the whipped husband; and of course, the ones with the least personality, the dumper and the dumpee.
The acting is bad; the writing is worse. It's all about the "rules" of dating, as an older generation views a younger generation - I know no actual people who date like this, think like this, or talk like this. When Alex dumped Dave at the alter, she seemed to have no internal conflict, but rather just shrug and go "ok". Dave then proceeded to look more like someone had run away with his ice cream than his love and future. By the end of the pilot, the couple had made up enough to be together in the same room and as friends, very unrealistically. The show seems more about the pair (and in fact, the whole group) trading catty insults and barbs than actual strife, angst, and bonds. There isn't an original joke to be found, and after the first couple of episodes, the whole "after she left him at the alter" plot line gets dropped, and it's more just a bunch of friends. In short, many shows are generic and stereotypical, but this show goes above and beyond in attempting to never, ever take a risk and offend a single viewer. And in doing so, they've offended many.
It's fair to say that there's an empty slot for a show/comedy to target young single adults left by "Friends". However, this show draws so much similarity to "Friends" that it gets hard to take it even seriously.
Imitation, they say, is the greatest form of flattery. Too bad for the copies though, almost all the time, they don't measure up to the original. "Happy Endings" although has a good premise and based from the first two episodes, draws "inspiration" from past series like Friends and Sex and the City. I'm sure it has all its good intentions. However, it's failing miserably. The first episode is very much a reminiscent of the first episode of Friends where Rachel ran out from her own wedding. Similarities don't stop there --- we have a "Monica", an obsessive compulsive driven character, a gay "Chandler", an utterly confused "Ross" and a hybrid character combining qualities of "Samantha" of SATC and "Monica". Where it became highly unrealistic was how the groom somehow found it easy to be "friends" again with the runaway bride after just a week. It's all too rushed. Plus none of the storyline was able to explore the psyche of each of the characters so you're left with cardboard characters you really can't care about. To be fair, there were some funny scenes though but most of it was overblown, badly acted and just poorly conceived over-all. I want to give this show a chance since there was a huge spot that is yet to be filled since "Friends" ended. I just hope the writers and the creator think through the succeeding episodes where it want to go. In the end, it has to stand on its own merits rather than living in another show's shadow.
Update after seeing Episodes 3 and 4: Okay this show is going somewhere. Managed to make me laugh out loud. My hope is it keeps on getting better and explore each of the characters.