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Title: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: ono on March 10, 2018, 12:55:36 PM

New HBO show with Bill Hader and Henry Winkler.  Looks pretty damn any good.  Premieres March 25th after Silicon Valley.

IndieWire Article (http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/barry-trailer-bill-hader-hbo-comedy-assassin-1201932061/)
Title: Re: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: Tictacbk on May 07, 2018, 03:39:46 PM
Watch this show.
Title: Re: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: wilberfan on May 07, 2018, 10:37:54 PM
Agreed.  Last night's episode was one of the best so far, I think.
Title: Re: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: jonas on June 04, 2019, 12:53:39 PM
Finally watching this, almost finished with Season 2. I'm really loving it, unexpected turns, funny and just plain entertaining.
Title: Re: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: wilberfan on June 04, 2019, 01:13:43 PM
I really enjoyed Season 1 of this show and was quite looking forward to Season 2.  Unfortunately, the second season became less of that which I enjoyed in Season 1 (getting to know the characters) and more of what I didn't enjoy as much--the chaos and action.  It feels like 2 different shows squashed together now.   

Having said that, I did enjoy the insanity of the Wild Karate Girl ep. 
Title: Re: Barry (Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, HBO)
Post by: csage97 on April 26, 2020, 02:55:31 PM
Finally got around to checking out the first season of this show. It was really enjoyable. Some hilarious moments, some of them kind of kitschy as you'd expect from a Bill Hader production, but in a really good way for the most part and well-timed. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the things the bald-headed Chechen said, though I started to become too aware by the end of the eight episodes that he was slotted into a comic relief role and they kept doing the same kinds of jokes with his character. It was kind of sweet that he turned out to be on Barry's side by the end, but I did role my eyes at his lines in by the seventh or eighth episode.

Another gripe I had was with how Barry ended up with Sally halfway through the eighth episode and seemed to be in a totally idyllic place, even though Sally's character took a major turn halfway through the season. One interpretation is that he was possibly able to come to terms with his flawed and incomplete view of Sally and establish a relationship with her in light of the terms of this new perspective, but the show just didn't address the issue at all. It's a shame too as I was totally duped by Sally's character change. I was hooked that she was a bit naive but joyfully persistent in her optimism and readiness to confront life's challenges ... and then that subtle balance shifted to flightiness and self-absorption. It's all too often that we meet someone and perhaps look at them in a favorable light, seeing only the haloed traits that are maybe so apparent because of our warped views and our personal needs, only to have the rug pulled out from under us and the reality come crashing in. It's how we deal with these things that defines us in some way. I just felt the show jumped ahead way too fast in this respect, even though I can fill in the gaps, I guess.

I'm looking forward to watching season two, although I do side with wilberfan in that I'd prefer more character exploration instead of action.