As I didn’t ask for DVD screeners of the first episodes of Happyish, I’ll be seeing it tonight along with everyone else. But I’m surprised it’s tanking with critics — 28% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, a not-much-better 48% on Metacritic. I was half-convinced by the trailers that it would probably be a moderately amusing serving of misanthropic bile. Not so apparently. “Happyish has its head stuck so far up its rear end and is so filled with personal rage and rotten people that just a small dose of the show should easily dissuade half its viewers from sticking around. The other half will perhaps sense a melody beneath all the foul-mouthed diatribes and self-absorbed whining.” — from 4.24 review by Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever.