Happyish: Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler
May 19, 2015 7:48 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Thom gets a lesson in corporate America; the Swedes push a new campaign.

AV Club:
It’s a shame that “Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler” spends so much time rolling its eyes at, among other things, our culture’s empty and ludicrous marketing because there are moments of heart scattered throughout the episode which show promise. The way Lee and Thom bond over their exhaustion with the world, be it a passive aggressive (but absent) mother or toque-wearing Swedes, is one of the few genuine relationships the show has presented so far. Hahn and Coogan have a natural chemistry that shines through during their midday phone call.
posted by bleep (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This episode hooked me on this show just for the fact that Lee, the mom/wife character, gets her very own dramatic monologue right at the beginning. I really loved that. She's there to tell you about herself, not just move the plot forward or tell us about her husband. You can tell that the show values her as her own person, and it's really great.
posted by bleep at 7:50 PM on May 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

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