October 16, 2019

Happy Times

A visually detailed and perverse poetic take on a story about the “beat up ex-cop trying to save his daughter”. The best thing about this one is the blue imaginary horsy called Happy who appears to be the perfect side-kick for the violent, intoxicated hot mess of a hero – Nick Sax.

Based on a graphic novel by author Grant Morrison [an absolute icon in the graphic novels’ universe] and artist Darick Robertson [great talent], with Brian Taylor [Crank] directing most of the episodes.

Chistopher Meloni [Nick Sax] truly shines with his talent peeling layers of wickedness and one big heart as one of the best onscreen antiheroes ever created. Only two seasons so far (it got cancelled, but hopefully would be picked up by a smarter network), there is some contemporary movie magic happening here. It is simply fantastic!

 

“AH, JUST A CRAZY IDEA. I THOUGHT WE COULD BE A TEAM. YOU KNOW? PARTNERS. BUTCH AND SUNDANCE. GIN AND TONIC. MICKEY AND MALLORY…PB AND MOTHERFUCKIN’ J.”

 

The holidays Christmas and Easter are defined by new meanings of evil. These “happy” times are the background of each season. The innocence they carry as representations of childhood dreams of presents and good times is shattered as the grown-ups tramp all over them with deviant behavior. It is the battle of virtue vs sin, of good vs bad. BUT the writing is mad good, the characters take it to another level and cinematography is mega.

 

Happy watching!

 

 

HAPPY is on NETFLIX

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