Season 3, Episodes 1-2
When I first started writing about Happy Endings, I decried the show’s basic premise, claiming that rom-com histrionics like “man being left at the altar” didn’t fit with it’s fast-paced and emotion-eschewing humor. And when the rom-com heart reared its head halfway through last season, I was skeptical of the show’s ability to tell a tale of something so pure, and was later turned off by its inability to engage with what seemed like a serialized plot. By those standards, the idea of a continuing romance between Alex and Dave (which was introduced in the season finale back in April) would seem like a total misfire for the show. Over the first two episodes of the third season, however, it’s been proven that maybe that’s not such a bad idea after all.