September 28th, 2011 by thetvchick
Everyone had sung the praises of Happy Endings when it premiered last year as a mid-season replacement. Friends of mine compared it to one of my favorite television shows of all time, “Friends.” I made a mental note, and decided to catch up in the off season. When I received the review DVD, I literally sat on my couch for almost a day and a half straight (let’s not take any time to judge this, shall we?) watching it. When it first started, I wasn’t sure how I felt. The show centers around a group of friends — two of whom did not get married (she left him at the altar) — and some who are roommates and their lives together. It stars Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson, Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton. Only a few of those names really pop out at you, but the ensemble cast is great. My favorites are probably Adam Pally (who plays a very non-stereotypical gay character Max) and Damon Wayans Jr. (who plays the hilarious Brad). And I’m generally not a fan of Casey Wilson, but she grew on me and her character, Penny is (in her own words), am-ah-zing.
Despite the fact that it might not have hooked me right away, I think it’s a very telling sign that I felt like I needed to keep watching more and more of it. It made me laugh, while making hilarious callbacks and letting me escape into their very fun world. I can’t say for me, it is as good as “Friends” but I certainly see the similarities. It reminded me a little bit of Cougar Town, which I love, so I was excited to watch the first couple episodes of the second season as well. I am glad the show is back and found myself laughing (and twirling — you’ll get it when you see it) and really enjoying it. So if you are like me and maybe were a little bit skeptical at first, I suggest you tune in/catch up. You will enjoy it!
The DVD Special Features are great as well:
Mark Douglas Parody Theme Song
Mike Relm Remix Music Video
Mark Douglas Interview with Adam Pally and Casey Wilson
Banana Republic Style Preview: The Girls of Happy Endings
Banana Republic Style Preview: The Guys of Happy Endings
Be sure to tune in tonight at 10 PM to ABC for the season premiere of Happy Endings!
Happy Endings: The Complete First Season is available on DVD.Tweet