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Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now

Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now

Here are some performers whom I love: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin. Here is a series that I don't: Showtime's new comedy "Happyish," in which they all star. Whining, overwrought, self-defeating and unforgivably smug, "Happyish" seems to have missed the part of cultural history in which we all looked at the narcissistically depressive, comfortably self-obsessive male lead (best epitomized by Woody Allen) and said, "Quit whining about your erection issues and fear of death and go help someone who has real problems." Or at least I said that. And maybe a few others. To be fair, "Happyish" has had more than...

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