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Happy! (Syfy)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Adam Lenhardt, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:09 PM.

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    Anybody else check this out tonight?

    Christopher Meloni stars as Nick Sax. Formerly the NYPD's most prominent Special Victims Unit detective, Sax was disgraced and dismissed from the force and now scrapes the bottom of the barrel as a nigh-indestructible hitman and raging alcoholic. His life takes a turn as he's dying in an ambulance, as an abducted little girl's imaginary friend Happy recruits him to rescue her.

    One of the most gleefully violent shows I've ever seen. And it gets a lot of mileage out of the fact that Sax is basically an Elliot Stabler whose life went very, very wrong after leaving "Law & Order".
     
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    I meant to set the DVR to record this but completely forgot. I'll see if Syfy is repeating it during the next week before the second episode, or I'll try On Demand if all else fails.
     
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    I remembered to set up a recording for it last night. I'm going to wait to watch it when I've got some time off.
     
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    Really enjoyed the pilot; I have no idea how they'll manage to sustain the hyper-kinetic, Crank-style energy throughout an entire season of television.

    But I'm fucking down.
     
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    It's rerunning tonight at 11, so I'll record it then.
     
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    I did the same thing and watched this yesterday. Really subversive and unusually bloody as well as being eminently watchable. I am in for a few more episodes. If it can maintain the energy and plotting as well as the animation, this could be a nice surprise or a nice "guilty pleasure".
     
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    Believe me, I'm no prude, but the language and violence turned me off within fifteen minutes. No more for me.
     
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    I swear, I don’’t understand myself. I don’t watch The Walking Death because it’s too violent (and I don’t dig all the regulars getting killed off), but I’m going to try this. Something about Meloni is appealing to me.
     
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    I’m interested based on the little bit I’ve read about it. But I’m putting off even recording it until I clear out my backlog. If it’s successful, hopefully it will rerun or be streaming next year.
     
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    Looking for a silver lining, maybe Meloni's little dream dance imagery in the opening scene will manage to kill off dabbing for once and for all.
     
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    I oughta show that scene to a few of my high school students...
     
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    That opening dance number was amazing.

    Goes from ....
    a guy blowing his head off and falling backwards, flailing his arms morphs into him dancing to a wild disco track with the disco dancers around him.

    Plus the woman cop called him disco so that might be a thing for him.
     

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