When you feel lonely, do you conjure up imaginary friends? Do you escape the monotony of reality and go to a made-up world? Does it bring you a sense of comfort, peace, and safety?
Many people think imaginary worlds are a form of hallucinations or mental disturbance. They call it daydreaming. But it is a coping mechanism for stress and trauma. Imagine reality being so troublesome for you that you escape to a made-up world.
‘Happy!’ is a TV series that revolves around a highly disturbed man. This man dreams up supposed hallucinations that reveal a very important secret in his life! The show went steady for two seasons. But it ended up getting terminated.
Dive in to find out all the details about the show, including why it got canceled.
‘Happy!’ is an American dark humor comedy show. It is based on a four series comic book created by Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson, and Brian Taylor.
The series premiered on the Syfy streaming platform on December 6, 2017. It did extremely well with the audience. This led the production to renew it for a second season. On June 4, 2019, however, the series was canceled. This left the fans extremely disappointed.
‘Happy!’ belonged to Universal Content Productions. Sources from within the studio say that it was a very difficult decision to cancel the show because it had a huge fan following. However, the ratings did not match the fan-base. The show received incredibly low ratings. This forced Syfy to cancel the series as audience ratings are essential to keep any show afloat.
Sources also mention run-ins with a few cast members that led to the series termination. But that news has not been confirmed. It might as well be a rumor!
This story revolves around a disgraced cop Nick Sax. He suffers from an unhealthy drinking habit and drug addiction. At nights, he works as a hitman for the highest payer.
Due to his unhealthy obsessions, Nick suffers from a massive heart attack. After he wakes up from his treatment, Nick sees a blue-colored winged unicorn (animated). He thinks that he is hallucinating because of the treatments, but he finally accepts the fact that he sees that creature and is willing to communicate with it.
Happy reveals that he is the imaginary friend of a girl called Hailey, who is Nick’s long-lost daughter. Happy approaches Nick because Hailey gets kidnapped by an evil Santa Claus, and he needs Nick’s help to free her.
Nick is initially very testy about this entire situation but hesitantly agrees to help Happy in the hopes of reuniting with his daughter.
This show stars the following actors in a lead role:
The cast performs their roles exceedingly well. They capture the tone, aesthetic, and emotions of the story, and you feel relatable to their pain.
This show borders on socio-maniac and hallucinations. This show is not intended for all audiences, and viewer discretion is advised. However, it is a complex story of love, trauma, and imagination. Definitely worth a one-time watch!