Fans of Grant Morrison/Darick Robertson's Happy!, the time has come!
After months of promotion and a slight scheduling setback that pushed the series from a September to a December premiere, Syfy drops the first episode of their graphic novel adaptation Wednesday night…and Bleeding Cool's there for 'ya!
Join me tonight and every Wednesday night at 10:00 pm ET for Happy Trails, Bleeding Cool's live-blog of the ten-episode series. We'll have the live-blog post go live at 9:00 pm ET for some pre-game fun so plesse make sure to check out Bleeding Cool's website (www.bleedingcool.com) and Twitter accounts (@bleedingcool, @bleedingcooltv, @bcoolfilm) for updates…and we'll see you tonight!
My Happy! live-blogs and recaps are less "formal reviews" and more of a "revap"- type thing: I'm going to cover the nitty and the gritty of the episode, along with some of my thoughts on what worked and what should've be left untouched by human hands. If you're not familiar with the comic book series, then you should definitely keep that in mind as you keep reading or watching. If you know what's coming, then spoilers probably aren't going to be a big deal for you; but there may be some discussion (translation: rants) of either subtle changes or drastic differences that you might want to avoid until you see them for yourself.
Here's a quick look at the show's official trailer; some earlier previews; Syfy's official series overview; and some of Bleeding Cool's past Happy! coverage:
HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).