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Happy Endings: The Complete Series is another home-run release from Mill Creek providing a home video release, providing it to consumers and fans at a reasonable price and in nice packaging.



Happy Endings: The Complete Series

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Mill Creek Entertainment | TV14 – 1220 min. – $49.98 | August 7, 2018

Date Published: 08/13/2018 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Various
Writer(s): David Caspe (created by)
Cast: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson
Features: Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 6
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 4.0/5

SEASON ONE | Take six twentysomething Chicago friends — Brad (DAMON WAYANS JR.) and Jane Williams (ELIZA COUPE), Alex (ELISHA CUTHBERT), Dave (ZACHARY KNIGHTON), Max (ADAM PALLY) and Penny (CASEY WILSON) — add cocktails and hormones, shake, and you’ve got Happy Endings, a comedy that asks: when a couple splits, who gets to keep the friends?

SEASON TWO | Alex and Dave become real friends again (with benefits?). Jane tests out her maternal instincts while hubby Brad unwittingly gets a “work wife.” Max actually lands the perfect boyfriend that the gang falls in love with. Meanwhile, “The Year of Penny” is off to a rocky start as Penny struggles with everything from birthday curses to ‘80s-themed scavenger hunts.

SEASON THREE | Dave and Alex try to rekindle their old romance; Brad and Jane go through the trials of marriage; Penny manages a new relationship, a body cast and a prescriptive helmet; and Max deals with bar mitzvah Djing, unusual handshakes and figuring out which gay subculture he belongs.

Quick Hit Review: I was unfamiliar with Happy Endings, a comedy series produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (who would go on to direct no less than four MCU movies), which aired in the States on ABC for only three seasons, but what glorious three seasons they were based on what I just watched. The best way I could describe Happy Endings is it’s a cross between the structure of Friends with stories like those on Seinfeld, with outlandish situations along with some actual, and somewhat realistic, character development. Not sure how I missed this one, but glad I checked it out.



Each of the three seasons are contained in their own Blu-ray case and are spread across 2-discs each. The features are on the first two seasons and include some Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Interview with Adam Pally and Casey Wilson, and Parody Advertisements.


VIDEO – 3.75/5

Mill Creek Entertainment releases Happy Endings: The Complete Series onto Blu-ray presented in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The show might not look amazing in HD, but certainly has more detail and color vibrancy compared to how it aired 6+ years ago. Still, it’s an impressive looking picture from a budget-oriented home media company.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

Each episode is accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which is perfectly serviceable considering the bulk of every episode is either dialogue or some stock-sounding score. As such, most of the audio comes through the center channel while the front and rear channels are basically reserved for any ambient or off-screen audio.


OVERALL – 3.75/5

Overall, Happy Endings: The Complete Series is another home-run release from Mill Creek providing a home video release for shows that go ignored by the rights holder (in this case, Sony) and providing it to consumers and fans at a reasonable price and in nice packaging.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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