Critic Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.
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Once you get the style - Hader as director achieves a delicate counterpoint between the ironic and the gruesome, no easy task for a first-timer - it is really very funny.
Barry is a series where Bill Hader confirms he's much more than a mugging sketch comic. He's a compelling actor with a unique voice who's created one of the best new shows of the year.
The series likely wouldn't have worked with one-hour episodes. But in a half-hour's time, Barry maximizes its punching power while knowing when and how to drop in a sight gag.
Over the course of the season, Barry amounts to something, locating a hit man's shared humanity not in his competence, his guilt, or his remorse, but in his delusional belief that he's a decent person.
You root for him more fiercely than you've ever rooted for a difficult TV antihero, because what he wants is so representative of all anybody wants, in the end.
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