Tim Collins

Supporting casts can make or break a series. Some of the best sitcoms out there don’t really have “main characters” because the entire cast could be considered the leads (Friends, HIMYM, Happy Endings). One of my biggest gripes about this new fall season is that sitcoms aren’t really about the ensemble anymore. Suddenly we have […]

  Kelly Bedard

TV comedy is in a major phase right now. A shocking amount of the primetime network schedule is made up of sitcoms, while a fair number of hourlong comedies and dramedies still pepper the drama blocks. There are a few standalone hours of network sitcoms- like ABC and NBC’s 9pm Tuesday offerings (Happy Endings & […]

  Kelly Bedard

Rachael’s already talked about the phenomenal Valentine’s Day episodes from New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night and (my personal favourite) The Middle. But the schmoopiest holiday seemed to reach every show on the air this year, so I thought I’d add a few to the list: E) Glee. It’s been weeks since […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Happy Endings is not a show that is particularly about depth. The characters are one step away from cartoons. What makes the show work (and what powers similarly surface-y shows like New Girl and, to a less successful extent, 2 Broke Girls) is the show’s non-stop commitment to its characters and to jokes*. One of […]

  Kelly Bedard

She’s crazy, she’s emotional, she’s exuberant to the point of obnoxious, she’s open, she’s loving, she’s a walking mess with a new condo and terrible taste in men. And as Happy Endings‘ Penny (Casey Wilson) embarks on “the year of Penny”, I can’t help but love how she lives her crazy crazy life. I also […]

Who cancels Mr. Sunshine and Better with You but keeps Happy Endings? If they’re not going to give a show a chance, there’s no point. And perhaps people should stop hiring Andrea Anders, this is not working out for her. So ABC’s just made a big announcement. Guess how excited I am about it. Cue […]