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  • Summary: At a fairytale theme park, Lucy (Bianca Santos) falls for Ian (Shane Harper), the son of the new president of the park.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Soap

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Snetiker
    Sep 24, 2014
    83
    It's sassy and smart, but there's a dark acuity to the humor that fits in with MTV's recent edgy efforts like Awkward.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Vick
    Sep 30, 2014
    70
    Happyland is definitely a fun show with a lot of original potential. It just needs to trust itself and the ingredients it has already in the stew before going for outlandish soap opera stories over grounded character-based work.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 29, 2014
    60
    Santos very nicely balances her conflicting roles as the kid who wants to experience life and the teenager who finds she has become the mother. We’re rooting for her, the same way we root for the teens in other MTV dramas. The network does this stuff well.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Sep 29, 2014
    60
    A comedy with a fair amount of melodrama mixed in. The comic parts--fistfights between costumed characters, cattiness in the costume room, training sessions with militarylike intensity--can be pretty funny.... The melodrama is more uneven.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 29, 2014
    50
    The show saddles its mix of comedy and soap-like drama with tired, well-telegraphed twists and on-the-nose dialogue.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 30, 2014
    50
    Fans of teen soaps may enjoy Happyland for the lark that it is but veterans of the genre may also move on quickly: Even the happiest place on earth gets old after a while, and the same goes for what’s ultimately a likeable but fairly generic series.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 24, 2014
    25
    Actually, the show is so bland, it feels better suited for ABC Family
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 6, 2014
    10
    I like Happyland because it's in a different setting than other shows. It's based on an amusement park. It's an interesting concept that'll beI like Happyland because it's in a different setting than other shows. It's based on an amusement park. It's an interesting concept that'll be fun to play with and see how it carries out. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2014
    6
    It's a hoot.

    Better than most of MTV's over-sexualized comedy fare. Happyland is a simple teen soap with a heart and plenty of humor. All
    It's a hoot.

    Better than most of MTV's over-sexualized comedy fare. Happyland is a simple teen soap with a heart and plenty of humor. All episodes are available on iTunes and Amazon Instant.
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