Fuller House. X-Files. Twin Peaks. Star Trek. Gilmore Girls. McGyver. Prison Break…the list of old TV shows suddenly getting the reboot or revival treatment goes on and on. And on. (Wait, what’s that?
Is 2016 the true Year of Penny? Well, it’s at least the Year of Happy Endings fans: Hulu kicked off the new year with a chance for fans to revisit all three seasons of the beloved sitcom
April Fools’ Day is officially here. For some of us, that means skeptically studying every news story and trying to figure out which ones are fake. For Happy Endings fans, it brings the hope of finding out what—or if—anything is going on with their beloved show.
When ABC canceled Happy Endings after three seasons, a small-but-devoted group of the show’s fans mourned its end. But while the show’s cancellation meant the dissolution of that specific group of six, Happy Endings’ actors have been popping up separately on TV ever since—including Elisha Cuthbert, who stars on One Big Happy, premiering on NBC Tuesday night.
Dear Happy Endings producers,
Among all the great news that has come out lately—Marvel finally snagged Spider-Man! Agent Dale Cooper will have a damn fine cup of coffee on the Twin Peaks reboot!—the thought that Happy Endings might actually be resurrected is probably the most ah-mah-zing thing I’ve heard in a long time.
Sitcoms, not unlike rom-coms, can be all too easy to poke fun at. Most of the time they’re rooted in a very exaggerated reality (no one ever seems to work and when they do, it’s always somewhere incredibly hip and modern, much like their sleek urban apartments) and their conclusions are often times so predictable and corny you can’t help but gag on your Junior Mints. But here’s the thing about sitcoms and rom-coms (and I should know, I attended last year’s Sitcom Rom-Com Con): Those are exactly the things we love about them…when they’re done right.
Seasons greetings, fellow Happy Endings fans! Or, I guess I should say Merry Christmas and Happy Cccccccccchhhhhhhhhannukah. (That is the appropriate pronunciation, after all.
For an episode that aired the night before Thanksgiving, a holiday all about the spirit of togetherness, Happy Endings felt awfully disconnected, didn’t it? Maybe I was just setting my hopes too high for a Thanksgiving episode (no show has yet to grab the baton of great Turkey Day sitcom eps from Friends) but this was the first episode all season I didn’t entirely love.
Who could have guessed that a week before Thanksgiving, Happy Endings would have me looking for Easter eggs? But that was precisely what happened when word got out on Wednesday that a star from Cougar Town (come back cul-de-sac crew, we miss you!) would be making a brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo. I couldn’t help but be in complete search mode to find who it was and where they’d be hiding. Thankfully, the hunt didn’t take too long, as there was plenty of other distractions (hello, raunchy innuendos!) in the episode titled “The Code War.”
One of the nice things about being a fan of a show that’s still relatively new is that you still get to find out new things about the characters each week.
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