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Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
Syfy renews Happy! for Season 2
The Christopher Meloni dramedy wraps up its eight-episode rookie season on Wednesday after giving Syfy its best series launch in nearly two years.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Happy! debuts to big ratings for Syfy
The Christopher Meloni-Patton Oswalt series had the biggest audience for a Syfy debut since The Magicians in January 2016.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Syfy’s Happy! is the perfect antidote to holiday overkill
"Happy! is not expressly a holiday treat, despite its setting, in the same way that (Christopher Meloni’s) Nick is not a Grinch,” says Melanie McFarland. “He harbors the same regard for the season as he does about everything else — which is to say, none whatsoever. This liberates the serialized adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel to maintain the same kind of reality-defying savagery that's illustrated on the page, while capitalizing on Meloni’s undeniable charm. The former Law & Order: SVU star is tough to dislike, regardless of the role he’s playing, and that helps make a series devoid of nuance and brimming with extreme violence piled atop even more extreme violence, infinitely more palatable than it would be otherwise.”
- Happy! is kept afloat by Meloni’s performance, but remains an acquired, specific taste
- This brand of “TV-MA bubblegum noir” is no longer appealing
- Meloni tries to hold things together, but his role is drowned out by the show’s “empty edginess”
- Meloni talks about his journey from SVU to comedies to Happy!
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
Syfy has created an augmented reality app for its new show Happy!
The drama series about a hitman who starts seeing a relentlessly optimistic winged unicorn named Happy will enable its viewers to also see Happy via the augmented reality app.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Check out Christopher Meloni going crazy in Syfy’s Happy!
The graphic novel-based series, featuring a unicorn named Happy voiced by Patton Oswalt, just might be Syfy’s craziest show yet.