With the amount of sitcoms in their final seasons this year, the TV lineup has been akin to checking up on your high school friends in your Facebook feed. Pam and Jim posted a picture of their dinner and their kids. The guys at Greendale posted something they really shouldn’t have posted in a public forum. And Ted just won’t get to the point and post a status about how he met his kids’ mom. We look at the feed, remember the good times, but ultimately we realize they’re not really that big a part of our lives anymore. So it’s awesome that the heir apparent to the aforementioned shows, Happy Endings, returns on Tuesday to pick up the torch that our previous favorites held for so long.
We recently had the chance to visit the set of Happy, which is about to start its third season, and we were delighted to discover that the cast is just as funny, clever and friendly as the characters they portray. They clearly like each other, as the actors frequently broke into comedic bits throughout the interviews as if we were watching a live version of the show. They have just as much chemistry in real life as they do in the show, so it’s easy to see why we enjoy watching them every week. We want them to be our friends. (Spoilers follow.)
When we left the gang in Season 2, Alex and Dave (Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton) had gotten back together, and Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.) had been fired from his job. These two events have definitely mixed up the group dynamic of the first two seasons.
Alex and Dave want to make sure that everyone is cool with their relationship 2.0, but meanwhile Brad and Jane (Eliza Coupe) are just happy to have another couple around. Despite keeping up appearances that they’re just keeping things cazh, Alex and Dave go shopping for a house (from a realtor played by Rachael Harris), leaving Max (Adam Pally) and Penny (Casey Wilson) roommate-less enough to create enormous drama in their own twisted relationship. Word is that Penny is going to be injured and Max will tend to her in a style of which Kathy Bates would be proud. Having to support her family, Jane becomes the new head of household as a car salesperson (with her boss played by Rob Cordry), and perennially jobless Max teaches Brad the joys of having absolutely nothing to do.
But the moment the cast teased to us that we absolutely cannot wait for is the Thanksgiving episode. Not only are we going to see what happens when Alex tries to make Thanksgiving dinner, we also get to learn the group’s origin story. (Hint: They met on a reality show where people stop being polite and start getting real. True story. And yes, there will be flashbacks.)
Of course, the plots are fun, but we’re really looking forward to what pop culture items they’re going to riff upon, what outrageous things they’ll say and all the things they do that launch a million gifs by the morning after air. That will make this upcoming season suh cyut and amahzing!