September 28th, 2011
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.