Bunnies, Easter eggs and exploding nuns: Happy! is back for Season 2
Season 2 of Happy! starts with a bang. Literally. In the opening minutes a group of nuns explode on Fifth Avenue, New York around Easter time. It’s mad – something that we’ve come to expect from a show centred on a disgraced former cop and his imaginary friend, Happy.
There’s enough blood, gore, stolen organs, violence, child endangerment, and imaginary friends packed into this season that you’ll often find yourself asking what the actual F just happened.
After the explosive start, the pace slows down a bit. We see Meredith (Lili Mirojnick) working as an estate agent after being kicked off the force. She hasn’t given up bringing Sonny Shine (Christopher Fitzgerald) down and has arguably one of the most epic 3D murder boards ever seen on the small screen.
Amanda is battling PTSD after her stint in Sonny’s tower (honestly, who blames her?). Smoothie (Patrick Fischler) is still plying his craft as a sadistic torturer – he’s expertly flaying people alive when not dressed in a full leather bunny gimp ensemble. As you do.
Nick (Christopher Meloni) is trying hard to be a good dad to Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo). He promises Happy (voiced by Patton Oswald) that he’ll give up all the murder and crime and be a better role model for his daughter. Bit chaos seems to follow Nick around like a deranged lost puppy. Not surprising, really, with Nick still having so many ties to the underworld.
With so many characters starting new beginnings, it’s rather fitting that this season happens over Easter. The cheerful holiday about rebirth, bunnies, and chocolate is the focus of Sonny’s latest plot: Making Eater Great Again (MEGA).
Season 2 might start off a little slower, but it’s still one helluva ride. There’s enough blood, gore, stolen organs, violence, child endangerment, and imaginary friends packed into this season that you’ll often find yourself asking what the actual F just happened.
One stand-out moment is the warehouse massacre. Humour is pushed to the limits of decency, and then pushed some more.
It’s a madcap, chaotic, violent treat, but the graphic violence and over-the-top gore might not be for everyone. Personally, I find it a little disappointing that the show won’t be back for a third season. Catch both seasons on Netflix now.