Happy Hour : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 7, 2006
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25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics What's this?

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: A smalltown guy starts from scratch in the big city after losing his job, his apartment, and his girlfriend. Be happy that it's not really an hour.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 16 out of 19
  1. The idle, boozy time between one romantic relationship and the next turns out to be a sweet spot for a sitcom.
  2. 40
    The few good laughs in an otherwise so-so show are supplied by the slyly wigged-out Beth Lacke.
  3. 38
    A bad morph-job of "Seinfeld" and "Friends" but without the simplicity of the first, the chemistry of the second or the brilliance, timing, and writing of either.
  4. 20
    Both shows ["Happy Hour" and "'Til Death"] bill themselves as comedies, but really, it's hard to find two less funny half hours on the network schedule.
  5. Given this straitjacket of a script, it's hard to know how good the cast could be with decent material.
  6. 0
    Sheer, excruciating pain.... "Happy Hour" stands a good chance of being named Worst New Show, or at least feeblest new sitcom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 52
  2. Negative: 7 out of 52
  1. billyb
    Jan 1, 2007
    10
    This show is hilarious and has a perfect balance of smart comedy and romance.
  2. JulieC
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    I like the show. It's funny in a un-politically correct kinda way. Sometimes you just want to laugh and be entertained.
  3. PatrickB
    Sep 8, 2006
    10
    I thought it was GREAT. Funny stuff. If I remember correctly the "critics" bashed the "Friends" pilot. I say give it a chance. Experts?
  4. jerryh
    Oct 31, 2006
    10
    It is original and funny with interesting characters. The critics give it a 2.5 and actual viewers give it a an 8 out of 10. That is quite a It is original and funny with interesting characters. The critics give it a 2.5 and actual viewers give it a an 8 out of 10. That is quite a gap. Personally on this one I think the critics are idiots. Expand
  5. BrianS
    Sep 25, 2006
    9
    I am enjoying this new show. Its so much better than Till Death. I'm going to keep watching...I hope Fox keeps this show on air for a while!
  6. luisv
    Dec 5, 2006
    8
    good show better than most of todays sitcoms. hope is back.
  7. EricK
    Sep 15, 2006
    0
    Unwatchable. Bet it's cancelled within 5 episodes.

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