[18] Rotten Tomatoes gave the show a 30% 'rotten' rating based on 37 critic reviews, with the critical consensus "Instead of sly and shocking, Happyish comes off as shrill and self-satisfied, despite the efforts of its talented cast. While the cast is solid and the show has its moments, Happyish is one that you can do without.

Auslander has said that Hoffman expressed interest in the show from the start, but the casting was held up due to "endless lawyering." We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. 15. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what … 5.3. mediocre. Happyish received mixed reviews. This is the original unaired TV pilot of Showtime's "Happyish", written by Shalom Auslander, directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last role. Ken Kwapis helped develop the program and directed its pilot and three of the first season's episodes. [4], Filming for the new pilot took place in Woodstock, New York from December 9–11, 2014. On Feb. 2, 2014, just weeks after wrapping Happyish's pilot episode, Philip Seymour Hoffman — who in his much-anticipated foray into series television played the … The director said on Instagram , “I directed the original unaired 2013 pilot of #Happyish, a Showtime comedy starring the brilliant #philipseymourhoffman in his last filmed role. More Reviews by Max Nicholson. Shalom Auslander first pitched the show, then titled Pigs in Shit to Showtime in fall 2011, and spent more than a year trying to get Philip Seymour Hoffman on board to play the lead character.

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 26, 2015 on Showtime. Thom's pursuit of happiness is seriously compromised and he finds he must content himself with feeling "happyish." On January 12, 2015, Showtime announced the series pickup of Happyish, exactly one year after it was originally announced at a Television Critics Association session in 2014. [6] Showtime announced the series would premiere on April 26, 2015. With Kathryn Hahn, Steve Coogan, Sawyer Shipman, Bradley Whitford. It has a score of 49 out of 100 based on 31 reviews on Metacritic. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Despite a strong cast, Happyish is little more than another platform to rant about technology and social media. Contribute! No one has written a summary for "Pilot." Happyish (stylized as HAPPYish) is an American dark satirical comedy-drama television show created and written by Shalom Auslander and starring Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford, Ellen Barkin and Hannah Hodson. Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. Watch Happyish - Season 1, Episode 1 - Pilot: Starring David Ogilvy, Anton Chekov and Lady L... S 1 : Ep 7 Aired 6/7/15 Showtime's new comedy about a loud-and-proud curmudgeon doesn't offer anything we haven't already seen in shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm or Louie -- and done better. [1] The series finale aired on June 28, 2015. After it was picked up to series by Showtime, filming was moved to New York City, but the crew returned to Woodstock around Christmas time to film the remaining exterior shots for the rest of the series.[5]. Thom Payne (Steve Coogan), a depressed middle-aged man, is confronted with new, younger bosses at the advertising firm at which he works. See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions, Please read the following before uploading.