2. Quality Of Characters
It’s hard to tell whether Happy Endings is a true ensemble comedy after one viewing, or if it’s structured more heavily on Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe’s characters, which is how “P&P Romance Factory” played out. While the other plotlines this week were funny in a don’t-think-too-hard kind of way, Coupe’s Jane and Wayans Jr.’s Brad actually capably worked out some issues in their relationship, which hit both funny and poignant notes. If I had to guess, I would say this show likely sticks to a couple of characters’ important stories each week and writes the other characters silly sideplots. However, I can only go by what I’ve seen and what I’ve seen is more of Jane and Brad.

That being said, of all the characters and their various attributes, I enjoyed the idea of Elisha Cuthbert’s Alex the best. I’ve seen unfunny characters play small roles in comedies before, but I’ve never seen a main female character in a comedy notoriously lack humor. Alex can’t join in with the verbal banter of her friends and she often cuts awkwardly into the conversations. She certainly has the most caricature to her, but as a gimmick, it works.

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