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Happy Endings - (S03E18)

Comedy . Romance

Brad and Jane host a couples game night with Penny, Pete, Max and Scotty and the competitiveness gets a little out of hand. Meanwhile Dave has a big decision to make on the career front, and Alex tries to help but they end up at a psychic instead.

Episode Title: She Got Game Night
Airs: 2013-04-12 at 08:00 pm
  • Ed Bark

    Happy Endings quickly gets its game in gear and emerges as ABC's best new sitcom since Better Off Ted unfortunately failed to find an audience.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Happy Endings excels at fearless humor that's sometimes shocking, not because it's gratuitous, but because it's an unexpected surprise--and a welcome one at that.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Amy Amatangelo

    When Happy Endings is funny, it's need-to-pause-the-DVR-because-I'm-laughing-so-hard funny. And viewers should easily be able to commit to that.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    Happy Endings, which sounds like the special at a cheap massage parlor, is so funny I heard a noise I haven't heard in a very long time while watching a sitcom: the sound of me yelping so loudly it could frighten dogs.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Paige Wiser

    Original, it's not. But these friends do have chemistry, and some great moments as a hipster Greek chorus.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    After seeing four episodes of the newest pal-com, Happy Endings, I'd have to say it's...not bad at all.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    It is nothing new, but it is well assembled and expertly played.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Turns out Happy Endings is one of those rare TV cases of rising above, as the writing and the ensemble energy trump the stale premise.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rick Porter

    The show is no better or worse than "Perfect Couples," "Mad Love" or "Traffic Light." Which is to say it's populated with likable actors and rarely out-and-out bad, but it's also never much more than mildly amusing.

    Zap2it (Inside the Box) Full Review
  • Brent McKnight

    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.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    Some of the situations they encounter on the dating and relationship circuit are promisingly wacky, but the tortured jokes lean way too heavily on pop-culture references.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Happy Endings isn't unpleasant, certainly, but might face the same dilemma as its characters: An inability to make--or at least keep--enough new friends.

    Variety Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Created by David Caspe, Happy Endings needs better writing and characters who don't look like characters in other forgettable sitcoms. Otherwise, this show's ending may be anything but happy.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ginia Bellafante

    Happy Endings is both a retro version of "Friends" and a more superficially progressive one.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    There's desperation here, and if Happy Endings would slow down long enough to let itself breathe, it might find a footing.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    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.

    The Huffington Post Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    The characters on ABC's new sitcom Happy Endings seem likable and funny. So why, the viewer may ask, does the show give them such a forced and convoluted back-story that it keeps getting in the way of both those qualities?

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Friends was not a shockingly original premise. It's what you do with it that matters, and Caspe and crew do almost nothing that doesn't feel secondhand and artificial.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Fact is, shows like this will never stop oozing out of Hollywood's groupthink writing rooms. "Perfect Couples," "Better With You," "Traffic Light" and now Happy Endings--each of them flat and mediocre in their own not-very-special way.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    It's all too frantic, too full of obnoxious people contorting themselves into stupid lies in the service of jokes that never quite land.

    Hitfix Full Review

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