DVD Release: Happyish

DVD Release Date: Oct. 6, 2015
Price: DVD $39.98
Studio: Showtime/Paramount

Showtime’s darkly satirical comedy series Happyish stars the always-watchable Steve Coogan (The Trip) and Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight).

Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn in Happyish

Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn in Happyish

In the show, 44-year-old Thom Payne (Coogan) finds his world in disarray. At home, he suspects his erectile dysfunction pills are interfering with his antidepressants. At work at an advertising firm, he’s regularly confronted by his new, younger bosses. at the advertising firm at which he works. Meanwhile his wife, Lee (Hahn) is an artist who angrily struggles with balancing her work and motherhood. Thus, Thom and Lee’s pursuit of happiness is seriously compromised and they find that they must content himself with feeling “happyish.”

The two-disc set contains all ten Season One episodes. Co-stars include Bradley Whitford (Saving Mr. Banks) and Andre Royo (TV’s The Wire), while guest stars include Ellen Barkin (Brooklyn’s Finest) and Rob Reiner (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Showtime announced in July, 2015 that it WILL NOT renew Happyish for a second season, so enjoy this first one, but don’t get too attached to the show…


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