Jessica Jumps In: A Newbie's Sample Of Happy Endings
Author: Jessica Rawden
published: 2012-12-05 09:58:47
There’s no genre easier to jump into than the lighthearted comedy. Not only do comedies often rely a little more on laughs than complicated plot outlines or family dynamics, but a half-hour comedy is only a 30-minute investment, and closer to 22, if you have a DVR. Usually, all it takes is one episode to get a viewer hooked on a good comedy, but unfortunately, comedy is largely dependent on taste, and finding one in a viewer’s wheelhouse is generally a little bit of work.
While there are shows that are easier to invest in if they are watched from Day 1, luckily there are plenty of shows with the ease of plot or the writing finesse to help people to jump into any episode and get involved with a new series. To determine whether a show falls in to the former or latter camp, TV Blend writer Jessica Rawden has vowed to watch episodes of shows she’s never seen before and analyze those shows in different areas to let you, the reader, know how quickly you could become a fan. This week Jessica is tackling Happy Endings’’s Season 3 Episode 5 comedy “P&P Romance Factory.”
1. Quality Of Story
Happy Endings thrives more on situational comedy, so if that’s your cup of tea, it may be a show to jump into. This week’s three storylines were funny, charming, and a little wacky. There’s no better way to get the wacky description across than to toss out a few plot tidbits, so here goes. One couple switched gender roles but ultimately learned what it took to make a team, their buddies were occupied with fist pumping, and one of the characters had to wear a helmet for a month due to a concussion.
The story is mostly about a group of pretty normal friends living in Chicago who happen to get into absurd life situations. If every week is as strange as “P&P Romance Factory,” I highly doubt this show gets repetitive. However, if you are the type of viewer who prefers quick verbal retorts or slightly twisted humor, Happy Endings probably isn’t the right formula for you.
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