First things first, skip season one! I barely made it through the first season. Sure it was a great premise, and there were some great characters (ie. Sonny Sunshine), moments, and elements, but in the end it was tonally uneven, slow, and rather anti-climactic. So I had no desire whatsoever to watch the second season. But somehow, for some reason I thought, hey give it five minutes. And boy oh boy was I shocked from the get go! Happy season 2 is bonkers programming like you can never even imagine. The violence, gore, and ridiculous characterizations are so over-the-top. If you are a horror fan then you can expect Christmas early this year by treating yourself to this zany ride.
But beware this is not a children's show! In fact it might just be the most outrageously offensive body of content currently streaming on Netflix.
Before I get too far ahead of myself let me give you a quick recap of season one before I get into episode 1 of the second season. . Why, after all this time, you may be asking yourself? Just thank me later! In season one we meet our anti-hero Nick Sax played by Christopher Meloni. Sax is an alcoholic, a junky, a dead-beat dad, a disgraced former law enforcement officer, and a merc-for-hire. It's not long before Sax has a near death experience in a job gone wrong and when the paramedics revive him he begins seeing Happy. Happy is Sax's daughters imaginary friend. He's a little blue G-rated CGI unicorn voiced by none other than comic genius Patton Oswalt. Happy informs Sax that Hailey has been kidnapped and needs his help. So, the unlikely duo begin their journey. Along the way Sax and Happy navigate their way through a convoluted narrative riddled with nefarious conspiracies involving a children's television program, organized crime, and the Vatican church. The season wraps up with Sax and Happy rescuing his daughter with the major underlined villain getting away. HAPPY SEASON 2: EPISODE 1 (Recap/Review)