Welcome back to Bleeding Cool’s weekly recap of Syfy‘s Happy! as we get ready to “reminder recap” last week’s second episode ‘What Smiles Are For.’
Okay… so maybe it took two episodes, a whole lot of convincing on Happy’s (Patton Oswalt) part, and a whole lot of killing (and drugs) on Sax’s (Christopher Meloni) part to finally get our reluctant “hero” on the same page with his new adopted-by-circumstance imaginary friend. Sometimes it’s not always about the journey so much as it is the destination… right? But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
My Happy! live-blogs and recaps are less “formal reviews” and more of a review/recap hybrid (a “rev-ap”-type thing): I’m going to cover the nitty and the gritty of the episode, along with some of my thoughts on what worked and what should’ve be left untouched by human hands. So in other words, it’s like a mash-up offspring that results from a mating between a review and a recap. If you’re not familiar with the graphic novel series, then definitely keep that in mind as you keep reading or watching. If you know what’s coming, then spoilers probably aren’t going to be a big deal for you; but there may be some discussion (translation: rants) of either subtle changes or drastic differences that you might want to avoid until you see them for yourself.
For a look back at last week’s live blog of ‘What Smiles Are For’, feel free to make your way here.
Check out our interview with Happy!‘s Patrick Fischler (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive), and here’s a sneak preview of this week’s third episode, ‘When Christmas was Christmas’:
Happy! is based on New York Times best-selling author Morrison and Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, and stars Christoper Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Joseph Reitman (Money Monster), Lili Mirojnick (Friends With Benefits), Patrick Fischler (Twin Peaks: The Return), Ritchie Coster (True Detective) and Zabryna Guevara (Gotham).
Join me every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET for Happy Trails, Bleeding Cool’s live-blog of the ten-episode series. We’ll have the live-blog post go live at 9 p.m. ET for some pre-game fun, so please make sure to check out Bleeding Cool’s website and Twitter accounts (@bleedingcool, @bleedingcooltv, @bcoolfilm) for updates… and we’ll see you then!