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

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 99
  2. Negative: 10 out of 99
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. Oct 31, 2017
    3
    Happy Endings is your typical attempt at a Friends remake with an addition of a gay character and a Black character. It's set in Chicago,Happy Endings is your typical attempt at a Friends remake with an addition of a gay character and a Black character. It's set in Chicago, though we're not exposed to the character of the city whatsoever. The humor is light, topical, and littered w/ pop culture references as expected. Definitely not POC-friendly with it's white liberal "don't see color" attitude and use of the term "gay-cist". Would really benefit from a more diverse group of scriptwriters. Overall, it was pretty watchable, if not a little too into itself (not unlike its characters). Full Review »