Happy!: Saint Nick
December 8, 2017 9:16 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A hit-man is forced to partner with an imaginary blue-winged horse to rescue a missing child.
posted by ODiV (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This was fun!

I watched it while doing some dishes so I missed a few things here and there, but the violence certainly seemed pretty intense.

A little too much child peril right now for me, but I can't really complain about that as they were pretty clear on that going in. The scene with the mother at the police station just broke my heart.

Also a little tired of anti-heroes, but I like Meloni.
posted by ODiV at 9:32 AM on December 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

I particularly liked how the sound worked with setting the emotional scenes.

I felt a bit unfulfilled at the end; I found the show generally enjoyable, but from the one episode I didn't have the "must see" feeling at the end. I guess I'm spoiled by too many premieres which have episodes 1 and 2 back to back. A big part of my feeling might be that I can't tell what parts are "just setting the back story" versus "this is the way this show works" and that this is a slightly off-kilter show.

I'll note that I've never read the comic, much less have any familiarity of the upcoming plot/action.
posted by nobeagle at 9:56 AM on December 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

As a huge, embarrassingly gushy fan of Grant Morrison, but one who thinks that "Happy!" is probably the worst comic he ever wrote, I think the show improves on it's source material a bit. Nick Sax in the comic, as I remember it, is basically a brute without much in the way of redeeming characteristics, whereas Meloni seems to be playing a smarter guy who's keeping a joke to himself.

And him trying to zero in on Happy's ontological nature is a very Grant-Morrison type of thing to have going on that somehow failed to go on in the original comic. I'm cautiously optimistic that this may lead somewhere interesting.
posted by Ipsifendus at 1:44 PM on December 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

this is finally on Netflix and I've been making my way through it. it's really fun and irreverent in a way that makes you want to keep watching. Meloni is amazing and so is Patton Oswald.
posted by numaner at 10:03 PM on December 18, 2018 [1 favorite]

Holy cow, I had no idea this existed until Oswalt plugged S02 on Late Night. Incredible!

I like Meloni and it's fun to see him grunged up from his True Blood days.
posted by porpoise at 4:03 PM on February 27, 2019

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