It 'coitus-word' rocks! Funny, different, awesome, eloquent, reflective of life. It totally resounds with every essence of my fiber. Sublime acting, writing, production quality, sound, they're great.
I 100% get Happyish might not be up everyones 'rear-passage', but really, those people are 'rear-passages'. I can honestly say to this day I don't think another show has nailed existentialism in the delightful ways Happyish does. From the real characters to the witty quips on philosophy, life and religion, it works and provides me with great laughter. Each episode better than the last, with each individually building to a point where you can't help but laugh and laugh and laugh.
It's as though they set out to pack us like a can of sardines, every episode they stuff so many sardines in us that eventually our cans burst and you can no longer help but watch as that joyful laughter escapes. Little sardines just flopping about, helplessly , wait, are sardines little!?
Perhaps my poor recollection of how episode 5 starts =POSSIBLE BRIEF SPOILER JUST AHEAD= will give you a good inclination of the humor this shows exudes, =SPOILER="You know this man, Arthur Miller? He wrote a play, about a miserable salesman who lived a miserable life and ended up killing himself. Thanks Arthur Miller, reminding us of the tragedy, that all life ends in excrement. Worst three 'coitus-word' hours I've spent in a theater. You want tragedy, I can write you tragedy. Tragedy is easy. You don't deserve an award for reminding us of our sad and miserable existence. Tragedy is a given. Make us forget the tragedy, make us laugh at the misery, then you'll deserve an award. Ooooooooh Arthur Miller. 'Coitus-word' You Arthur Miller!"=/SPOILER=
If you're the sort of person who questions life, enjoys a little herb, or just enjoys fresh shows without the need for all the 'bull-excrement', there seems to be a pretty high chance Happyish will fit, snuggly, right up your 'rear-passage'! I'm surprised more people are unaware of the show, living in Australia, I somehow came across it on the internet and then gave it a chance, best thing I ever did. Finally there are others out there who 'get it'. So I'd implore you, give Happyish a shot if any of the above points ring true with your life essence.
Other things I've enjoyed that have a 'somewhat similar' taste include, Bored To Death, I Heart Huckabees. I'm sure there are a lot more, but they are the only two springing to mind at this point.
I eagerly look forward to future seasons!