Happy Endings Midseason Report Card: A

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Confession time: TV Fanatic was late to the Happy Endings game. We didn't even start covering the sitcom until a few weeks ago.

But we couldn't be more on board at this point, as evidenced by the following midseason report card, courtesy of super fan/critic, Leigh Raines. Compare it to our assessment of its ABC brethren, Modern Family, and evaluate the hilarious series now...

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Favorite Character: Max. Adam Pally, enough said. Next question.

Least Favorite Character: Alex. She’s not a bad character AT ALL. I just think she’s underdeveloped. I hope to see more from her.

Favorite Episode: “The Code War." The work wife and Brad’s multiple names for Vanessa were great, but Max and Dave took the cake. Plus, I think/hope everyone learned a really important lesson: Never date your best friend’s ex... unless you want to look like Keri Russell when she cut all her hair off in Felicity.

Least Favorite Episode: “Full Court Dress.” Even though that dress was hideous, Jane’s lack of faith in Alex makes me sad. The mailman was nuts. The ending with the ashes mix up still has me gagging.

Favorite Quote: It’s more than just a quote, it’s the entire conversation from “The Code War” when Penny and Alex finally see Dave’s perm. Yes Dave, you did look like a Quaalude dealer.

Surprising Development: Max’s kissing skills make the straight girls go cray cray! Alex was pawing him like a lunatic after he planted one on her.

Hopes for 2012: More of the same AH-MAH-ZINGness. I also hope this hilarious show gets a bigger fanbase because they deserve it! Aside from that, Alex needs better storylines, Jane needs to loosen, and Max needs a love interest.

Overall Grade: Cold hard A baby. This is my favorite comedy so far this year.

Your turn, readers: Agree? Disagree? Weigh in with a grade for Happy Endings now!


Been a big fan from the first episode! I think they are hilarious, and in a way remind me of my own group of friends. My favorite character has to be Max, the lovable goofball! The friendship between he and his bff Penny is so entertaining, as is Penny on her own. My fav line was from the baby tshirt episode when Penny holds up two tshirts. One says "put me to bed" and the other says "I just pooped" and she asks which one she should wear and then looks at them and says "oh, just answered my own question"


Brazil loves Happy Endings!


I totally love Happy Endings and agree with almost everything you said...almost. However, I have to disagree with you about your assessment of Alex being the least developed character; I think Dave is the winner of that title. No matter what he does, I can't help not caring about Dave's storylines. Also, Max seems to be a little bit one note. But all of that aside, Happy Endings is the best comedy on television right now (alongside Parks & Rec)!


YESYESYES, I absolutely agree. I am so glad you guys finally decided to review the show. Have been waiting for that since season 1.


Love, love, love this show. So glad TVFanatic is giving it some review time now, too. (Just like belloe said, though, you really should check out S1 on Hulu.com. Beyond funny - especially liked the episode where their friend gets married in Wisconsin... A classic!)


The mix up of the ashes was my favorite!! And when they realized it was absolutely perfect! I couldn't stop laughing, had to re-watch the beginning of Revenge.


I started watching this show from the series preimere, and am so happy TVFANATIC is on board with it! Thanks for starting to review it. I hope more people come to love this show as much as I do.


If you're grading the second season an A, then the first mus tbe A++. You should have cottoned on to this show last season. It was way, waaaaay funnier than the second.


I'd give it a B- .


I too love the show. It's entertaining without being over the top. Favorite xter is Brad. He is so good looking and calm considering who his father is. I love all the xters and my favorite quote is from season one: mixture of Black and White is God' s photoshop. So true

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