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    I can think of only one SyFy channel TV series I ever liked. Eureka. Cute show. Geeky.

    The rest sucked.

    Yes they did. Don't tell me they didn't.




    I got rid of cable a couple years ago, but even if I still had cable, I doubt I would have heard of Happy! before now. That is because the SyFy channel pretty much sucks and I never watched it.

    I watched Eureka on Amazon.

    And now I just found Happy! on Netflix.

    Happy! is no Eureka. They aren't even in the same science fiction Universe.


    You will know in the first five minutes whether or not you like this show.

    This show defines "gritty".

    So here's the broad outline: A disgraced ex-hero cop, Nick Sax, is now earning a living as a hitman. A young girl is kidnapped by a sicko. A mob boss, Blue, puts out a hit on his own nephews.

    And then there's Happy. A blue cartoon unicorn. The imaginary friend of the kidnapped girl who is sent to find Nick Sax to find and rescue her.

    This sound almost boring and overdone, right?

    Nope. This show is non-stop action, violence, and humor like you have never seen before. It's Roger Rabbit on meth.

    This is SyFy, but not all that sciency. Sax is not quite superhuman, but seems to be incapable of dying while experiencing neverending punishment inflicted on his body. He feels pain. He bleeds. He's hurting bad. But he somehow keeps going. Kicking ass and taking names.

    Check it out. Give it 15 minutes. That's it. Just 15 minutes. Then you will be gripped.

    I've only seen two episodes so far, but I am hooked. Bigly.


    Nick Sax is played by Christopher Meloni:

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    The mob boss, Blue, is played by Ritchie Coster:

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    The female detective pursuing Sax is played by Lili Mirojnick:

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    The sadistic henchman who works for the mob is played by Patrick Fischler:
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    watched it from Ep 1.

    waiting/hoping for 2nd season
     
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    There is a second season. According to the interwebs, it won't be on SyFy until around Easter. A year and a half after the first season.
     
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    I LOVE this show. My current favorite.
     
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    This is a show you have to WATCH. With your eyes. The visual gags are as hilarious as the one-liners. And the visuals come at you in a torrent.

    The opening scene of the second episode is priceless. And the thing Sax does with the fire extinguisher to titillate Smoothie was golden ;).
     
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    Season 1, currently showing on Netflix, trailer:

     
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    Happy Season 2, coming to SyFy in March, trailer:

     
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    Yes, this is a twisted little show, and some of the humor is pretty freaking dark, but it is one of the more excellent things I've seen on SyFy.

    And, probably one of the most disgusting (and funny) episodes is when the mother made her meatballs and sauce to try to get her son to return home.

    Not gonna tell you what happened, I don't do spoilers, but yeah, it's disgusting and funny as hell at the same time.
     
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    Yeah, this show crosses a lot of lines you didn't even know were there until you find yourself on the wrong side of them.
     

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