Wednesday, 10 p.m., SyFy


Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) is a former-cop-turned-hit-man who meets a small, imaginary blue-winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt) after a hit job goes wrong in this black comedy series based on the graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.

What The Critics Say (Metascore 65)

  • The bad behavior is fun, but the plot construction can feel thin. … But, um, there’s a unicorn! Oswalt give Happy a sweetness edging into lunacy. … To quote Home Alone 2, another yuletide tale about a heroic psychopath torturing bad guys in New York City. — Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly
  • SyFy made two episodes available for review, and they were both over-the-top and funny. The only question is whether the show is too high-concept for the long haul. That’s always the potential danger of high-concept shows, but if the writers can keep coming up with workable story lines, viewers will have reason enough to stay happy. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Meloni’s performance and the strength of the source material will keep the show afloat for interested viewers. But based on the first two episodes, it’s an acquired, specific taste. — Sonia Saralya, Variety