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

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  1. JBM
    Apr 17, 2011
    2
    I had high hopes for this show with the promotion and the success of Modern Family. I was badly disappointed. The characters were uninteresting but trying very hard and with no success to be funny. The show had no central sense of "place" and the relationships of the characters hard to figure out. None of the characters were likable. The pilot was muddled with far too many subplotsI had high hopes for this show with the promotion and the success of Modern Family. I was badly disappointed. The characters were uninteresting but trying very hard and with no success to be funny. The show had no central sense of "place" and the relationships of the characters hard to figure out. None of the characters were likable. The pilot was muddled with far too many subplots going on all at once. I was at the same time confused and did not care to try to figure it out. Expand
  2. 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, 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 termHappy 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). Expand
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
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 14, 2011
    75
    At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Apr 13, 2011
    40
    Happy Endings is really no better than any of those other comedies ['Better With You,' 'Traffic Light' and 'Perfect Couples,'], which is to say, it's pretty weak.
  3. Reviewed by: Brent McKnight
    Apr 13, 2011
    50
    As of one episode, it's decently entertaining, though its sharp writing suggests potential. It's earned my interest for at least a couple of more episodes.