Happyish is a scathing examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. The new half-hour pilot stars Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," as his mentor insists, or does he just have a "low joy ceiling," as his corporate headhunter suggests? Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect.
On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.
Rating: 7.30/10 (avg out of 2485 votes)
Happyish Airs: Sunday
Happyish Status: Ended
HAPPYISH - General Information
Series Premiere: April 26, 2015 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama Network: Showtime Airs: Sunday at 09:30 pm Runtime: 30 Minutes
HAPPYISH - Season 1 -- 10 Episodes
1x1 -- Apr 26, 2015 -- Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus And Alois Alzheimer 1x2 -- May 03, 2015 -- Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela And Adolf Hitler 1x3 -- May 10, 2015 -- Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God 1x4 -- May 17, 2015 -- Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski and Seven Billion Assholes 1x5 -- May 24, 2015 -- Starring Josey Wales, Jesus Christ And The New York Times 1x6 -- May 31, 2015 -- Starring Helen Keller, Moses And Lenny Bruce 1x7 -- Jun 07, 2015 -- Starring David Ogilvy, Anton Chekhov and Gluten Enteropathy 1x8 -- Jun 14, 2015 -- Starring Rene Descartes, Victor Frankenstein and HRH The Princess of Arendelle 1x9 -- Jun 21, 2015 -- Starring Bill Hicks, Joseph McCarthy and Alfred Bernhard Nobel 1x10 -- Jun 28, 2015 -- Starring Christopher Hitchens, Philip Larkin and Josef Stalin