Barry (2018– )
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Barry seeks vengeance; Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home; Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class's big performance; Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

Director:

Bill Hader

Writers:

Alec Berg (created by), Alec Berg | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Barry Berkman
Stephen Root ... Monroe Fuches
Sarah Goldberg ... Sally Reed
Anthony Carrigan ... NoHo Hank
Henry Winkler ... Gene Cousineau
Sarah Burns ... Detective Mae
Paula Newsome ... Detective Janice Moss
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Jermaine Jefrint
D'Arcy Carden ... Natalie Greer
Andy Carey ... Eric
Rightor Doyle ... Nick Nicholby
Alejandro Furth ... Antonio Manuel
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Sasha Smith
Michael Irby ... Cristobal Sifuentes
Patricia Fa'asua ... Esther
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Barry seeks vengeance; Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home; Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class's big performance; Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Monroe Fuches: [over phone] Yeah, you've reached Comtel Industries. Why don't you go ahead and leave a message?
[voice mail beeps]
Barry Berkman: Fuches... I'm coming for you. You're a fucking dead man.
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Stay In That Place
22 May 2019 | by matthewjmilesSee all my reviews

Wow, they've really made it clear that Season 2 ups the stakes and is even more focused and enthralling than the debut season. I've found myself itching for the next episode to come out, as I managed to watch the first season all together after it had all been released, so the weekly wait was an unwelcome old friend to have around. Season 2 of Barry follows the aftermath of Janice's death, focusing on how it affects different characters, such as Barry, Cousineau and Fuches, through three primary storylines throughout the season: the acting class' production and Sally's memoir piece, NoHo Hank's struggle against the Bolivians for Cristobal's favour and Fuches' plan to get Barry back under his control - all of which have great moments and performances that are suitably paced throughout the season. To build upon the already solid foundation of the plot and characters, this season adds more risky but rewarding aspects such as the 'ronny/lily' bottle episode (that features a couple of long dolly takes) and a more hands-on role for Hader behind the camera, as he directs what are arguably the best episodes of the show, his first since directing the opening episodes, and they seem to have better cinematography and editing than beforehand. They certainly showcase the best acting that the cast has offered yet - from Sarah Goldberg's Sally, who I'm sure everyone tries to like despite her shortcomings but inevitably has killer scenes and monologues, and Stephen Root's Fuches who steps into a more exciting role as the antagonist in this season, which works so well because it makes sense at this point in the story. Alas, neither of them hold a candle to the man himself, Barry Berkman. The range and depth that Hader has shown in this season is staggering, and the scene where he first performs as 'Sam' will probably go down in history as some of the best acting of recent years.

The resulting answers and confrontations of the finale made sense with the themes and progression of the story, unlike a certain other finale that wrapped up a very popular show this week, and they were immensely satisfying besides. There's plenty of new relationships and loose ends to follow into the third season, I have no doubt that it will be just as good if not better as what we've seen so far. As it stands, though, Barry is a great, original show that has the perfect balance of comedy and drama, poignant moments and action. There's pretty much something in it for everyone, and I'll definitely be recommending it to people. If nothing else, most people would probably have a half-decent memory of watching Bill Hader in some comedy film or SNL sketch, and it will be fantastic to see more people see what he can really do until he is perceived widely as an extremely competent actor and filmmaker. Props to Barry.


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