• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 13, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 12, 2011
    30
    It's all too frantic, too full of obnoxious people contorting themselves into stupid lies in the service of jokes that never quite land.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Apr 12, 2011
    37
    Friends was not a shockingly original premise. It's what you do with it that matters, and Caspe and crew do almost nothing that doesn't feel secondhand and artificial.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Apr 12, 2011
    30
    Fact is, shows like this will never stop oozing out of Hollywood's groupthink writing rooms. "Perfect Couples," "Better With You," "Traffic Light" and now Happy Endings--each of them flat and mediocre in their own not-very-special way.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Apr 18, 2011
    8
    Funny. Really. Out of all the new "Comedy" shows on TV right now, this has the best fresh and "twenty something" vibe that is close to the eraFunny. Really. Out of all the new "Comedy" shows on TV right now, this has the best fresh and "twenty something" vibe that is close to the era of Friends. It's not as good as How I Met Your Mother, but something to definitely check out. For most people there is probably at least one relate-able character. Full Review »
  2. May 25, 2011
    10
    I think this show is the funniest comedy out there right now! Right up there with "how I met your mother." Every episode has at least oneI think this show is the funniest comedy out there right now! Right up there with "how I met your mother." Every episode has at least one scene that you find yourself rewinding to, because you were laughing too hard to see the whole thing. Every character has their own unique and comedic flare to bring to the table. I look forward to it every week and haven't been disappointed yet. Please, check it out! You won't regret it! Full Review »
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    9
    Even after only one short season I have fallen for this modern comedy and all of its characters. The humor in this show is both hilarious andEven after only one short season I have fallen for this modern comedy and all of its characters. The humor in this show is both hilarious and just subtle enough to be fully enjoyable. The characters are believable, heart warming, play their roles beautifully. The plot gives you the option to either watch one episode or enjoy the series as a whole which is always a plus. Not to mention the slight romantic tones give this shows an edge over all others of its kind. Full Review »