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Happyish 

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On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor..... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Kathryn Hahn ...  Lee Payne 11 episodes, 2015
Steve Coogan ...  Thom Payne 10 episodes, 2015
Sawyer Shipman Sawyer Shipman ...  Julius Payne 10 episodes, 2015
Bradley Whitford ...  Jonathan Cooke 10 episodes, 2015
Carrie Preston ...  Debbie 10 episodes, 2015
Nils Lawton ...  Gottfrid 9 episodes, 2015
Tobias Segal ...  Gustaf / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Hannah Hodson ...  Lorna 7 episodes, 2015
Sean Kleier ...  Mikal 7 episodes, 2015
Molly Price ...  Bella 6 episodes, 2015
Lauren Culpepper ...  Tracey 6 episodes, 2015
Andre Royo ...  Barry 5 episodes, 2015
Ellen Barkin ...  Dani Kirschenbloom 5 episodes, 2015
Kevin Kilner ...  David 5 episodes, 2015
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On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down. Written by Showtime

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Trending Down See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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The ad agency of McMann Goldsmith and Tate shares a similar name as the advertising agency on Bewitched, McMahon and Tate. See more »

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Thumbs Not Up-ish, But Way Up!
20 April 2015 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

Caught this last night and was pleasantly surprised - hadn't read about it beforehand, didn't realize Coogan and John Cameron Mitchell were involved, so I was doubly pleased.

Coogan's character sets the tone perfectly from the get-go, with his 'f-you' voice-over regarding Mount Rushmore: we know we're in for a no-holds-barred look at these peoples' lives, and that is indeed what we get in the half-hour pilot, which could have gone on longer, as far as I'm concerned.

This subject - trying to find the balance between what you get in Life and what you think you wanted - perfectly illustrated by the show's title - has been covered before, many times. But Happyish surprisingly manages to conjure a fresh take on it, because of the individuality of the characters. Good writing, excellent acting, huge watchability factor, with plenty of room to grow, and I am most definitely in.


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