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Old 04-29-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Barry - HBO Series

I think it's about time this series received the dedicated thread treatment, especially after the last episode 'ronny/lilly'. My goodness, what a trip.

For those unfamiliar, the series is a dark comedy on HBO starring Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, and Stephen Root. It's about a special ops operative turned hitman turned acting student. It's an incredible blend of dark, surreal, and humor, and while it balances these elements fantastically it also jars you by switching between them so viciously.



It's become a highlight of my Sunday night viewing, and it should for you too.

It's currently in the middle of Season 2. All episodes are available on Crave. Get caught up solely for the insanity that is Season 2, Episode 5: ronny/lilly.
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great quirky series...really enjoying it.
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"I don't think she's of this world."

And Fuches handling the stitches... my god.
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"I don't think she's of this world."

And Fuches handling the stitches... my god.
"Like a feral mongoose"

"WHAT ARE YOU?!?!"

Insane 30 minutes, and a great comedown from GOT.
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Barry and high maintenance have been really nice surprises for me!
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:38 AM   #6
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Barry is brilliant.

Bill Hader and Stephen Root are fantastic on their own but Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler supporting? Absolute dynamite.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:28 AM   #7
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here's an interesting brief look into last week's episode


https://www.thespec.com/whatson-stor...-of-barry-yet/




the episode prior the scene with Winkler and Hader that ends with Winkler going to get his books to bill Barry for the session was just a masterclass in performance too


I get a grin I can't wipe off my face anytime Hank (Carrigan) shows up on screen
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Last episode was a masterpiece.

Reminded me of the long sequence at the drug stash house from season one of True Detective.
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Last episode was a masterpiece.

Reminded me of the long sequence at the drug stash house from season one of True Detective.
The framing, angles, and the slow pans were brilliant. Comedy, action, horror...full package ridiculousness.
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Fantastic TV- Barry is working it's way into the top shows on TV right now
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funny I read an article with hader on this and he said this episode reminded him of Pine Barrens and the "Teddy" Episode from Atlanta where you're like "what the hell is going on".

Pine Barrens and Teddy are my two favourite episodes of those respective series and this one is probably my favourite from barry. Absurdism is sometimes really fun, especially if done well.
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This thread deserves a bump after last week's finale. What a great show!
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Just got all caught up. Might be my favourite show right now. Hank is such a fantastic character
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This show doesn’t get the love it deserves.

I love this type of show dark and funny.

Hank is straight up stealing the show!
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Best stand alone line, I was dying with the juxtaposition (definitely NSFW language)


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Just finished binging the first 2 seasons, and it's a really mixed bag for me. Barry, Hank, Fuches, and Cousineau are all awesome, but Sally and everyone else in the acting class just bring nothing to the table IMO. I find myself skipping through a lot of the acting class scenes since they're so boring. Hopefully they move away from that next season with Cousineau learning the truth behind Barry
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Just finished binging the first 2 seasons, and it's a really mixed bag for me. Barry, Hank, Fuches, and Cousineau are all awesome, but Sally and everyone else in the acting class just bring nothing to the table IMO. I find myself skipping through a lot of the acting class scenes since they're so boring. Hopefully they move away from that next season with Cousineau learning the truth behind Barry
I really like the acting classes. The fact the characters are flat and dimwitted adds to the juxtaposition between Barry's two lives. Sally, especially, is supposed to come across as totally self-absorbed and clueless. The fact that Barry is in love with her and can't see that is a big part of the show. He's doing all these awful things to stay in the theater group (and maintain his relationship with Sally), but he can't see that Sally is awful.
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