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HAPPY!
December 6, 2017  | By David Bianculli

Syfy, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: I’m a fan of Christopher Meloni’s, and I’m also a fan of Patton Oswalt’s. So the news that these two have combined for a weird new Syfy series, based on a graphic novel, sounded like a promising prospect. But based on the first two episodes of Happy!, this new series is an extremely acquired taste – and, I admit, one I have yet to acquire. Meloni plays an ex-cop turned hit man, in a seedy and deadly environment where a young girl is kidnapped by a killer Santa. She dispatches her imaginary friend, a cuddly flying little blue unicorn named Happy, to get help – and that help is in the form of Meloni, making for the most misfit buddy-cop duo since Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hrs. But for starters, Happy! is much too intent on being weird for its own sake. It’s worth a try, in case it’s more to your tastes than mine – but with a loud warning shot attached. For full reviews, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower and Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes.
 
 
 
 
 
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