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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 1, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Jake (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Claire (Amber Stevens West) lives are changed when Jake's client, a 20-something You-Tube-celebrity-turned-pop-star named Cooper (Felix Mallard) moves in with them to avoid the paparazzi in this comedy from Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Oct 1, 2018
    75
    The producers are excited to create more absurd fun for their comic duo, and the audience should be happy in the long run, admiring a knowing farce at a time where the world’s dark buffoonery needs to be ignored. Happy Together may not become an iconic sitcom, but it’s already a pretty good source for happiness.
  2. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Sep 24, 2018
    67
    The jokes could use some polishing, and the concept could easily grow old in a hurry, but the trio of Wayans, Stevens West and Mallard nudge this one a solid notch above your average network sitcom.
  3. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Sep 28, 2018
    63
    The premise of Happy Together could get stale quickly, or worse, start resembling the absurd and corny "Montana." But the cast is so delightful and the jokes come so easily that maybe Styles' 20 months can be stretched into many years of television.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Sep 27, 2018
    50
    It fundamentally lacks a point-of-view or anything that help it break free from the generic--even as its stars struggle against a tide bearing them back to the bygone era where this show’s jokes seem to have originated. ... Stevens West and Wayans are both young and fun-to-watch, and do their oddball-couple routine without Cooper better than they do the script’s overwrought dithering over whether or not they’re washed-up.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 2, 2018
    42
    Tthe season’s slightest new sitcom on a network that has done much better by this genre in recent seasons with the likes of Young Sheldon, Mom and Life In Pieces. In this case, the premise simply has no foreseeable promise.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 1, 2018
    40
    Given the opportunity to sing, dance and flail around ridiculously in the pilot, Wayans and West try hard and I smiled frequently at their effort. In the one episode I've seen, Mallard is only asked to be perplexed by a couple talking only about their scheduled sex nights and need for 10+ hours of sleep and yet looking TV pretty, rested and fit at all times. He's convincing at not understanding what's going on or why. Whether that's acting remains to be seen.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 1, 2018
    30
    To the extent that there's a coherent thought in Happy Together's empty head, it is that 35 is the new 50. That sedate married couple is played by Daman Wayans Jr. and Amber Dawn Stevens (The Carmichael Show), ages 36 and 32, respectively. As for the pop-idol interloper, he's played by Felix Mallard, a giant soap star in Australia, where charisma is apparently measured much differently.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    We're really enjoying this show. Unlike so many others today, it's not one continuous dirty joke, so far. Hope it stays that way.
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    9
    It's surprisingly good. I haven't watched a show with piped in applause like this in a LONG time, but the two lead actors are perfect for it.It's surprisingly good. I haven't watched a show with piped in applause like this in a LONG time, but the two lead actors are perfect for it. She's amazing! (Loved her in Greek.) Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    8
    Very nice show which can easily be concluded in pure happiness in 30 minutes. I love the actors who play the couple. They are very talented.
  4. Oct 18, 2018
    7
    There are no misogynistic jokes! Get a grip, larry shippers. The show is bland and harmless.
  5. Nov 10, 2018
    5
    It has it's moments of slapstick, however it seems forced, over rehearsed and too meticulously timed. It really throws me off how Amber WestIt has it's moments of slapstick, however it seems forced, over rehearsed and too meticulously timed. It really throws me off how Amber West and Damon Wayans Jr.'s characters are suppose to be so much older than this young rock star's character, which would insinuate that they've been married for a long time, yet in every episode, they're acting all giddy and giggly with one another as if they're still on their honeymoon! They're acting too phony and overly dramatic... especially Wayans. It doesn't look believable. And another thing: They've got this cute little so-called rock star living with them for FREE!? So this kid is making some big time Hollywood money, and he's not giving Jake and Claire a cent for his rent or food all because he had a little emotional breakdown at the beginning of the series and they're okay with that!!?? I don't think so! AGAIN...not believable! Then there's the intrusive, alcoholic parents. Thank God the writers threw THAT in there because it's not like we haven't been seeing THAT in every other comedy sitcom for the last 50 years!! AGAIN!!... not believable. I gave Happy Together a generous 5 because despite it's many flaws, it is great to see Stephanie Weir and Victor Williams again. I can see there was some attempt to make this show entertaining, and it does have it's funny moments, but overall, this show makes NO attempt to show us something new and refreshing - something we haven't seen before. It's just not happening here. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2018
    4
    When I saw Damon Wayans Jr was getting his own show I was super excited as I am a big fan of the Wayans and company so I for sure tuned intoWhen I saw Damon Wayans Jr was getting his own show I was super excited as I am a big fan of the Wayans and company so I for sure tuned into this one. I didn't laugh once! I never try to be harsh on a show but this just wasn't funny. I believe the show has promise it just needs a little more development. I like all the cast it just didn't work for me! It felt like they were trying so hard to make the audience laugh that it hurt. I don't think it will make it past one season but if they can pick up the humor and invest into character development than it has a shot! Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    Probably the dumbest, cringest **** i've ever seen for a while. The resemblances between the "girlfriend" character and Taylor Swift in aProbably the dumbest, cringest **** i've ever seen for a while. The resemblances between the "girlfriend" character and Taylor Swift in a desperate use to catfish viewers was pathetic Expand

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