Barry: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.

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1
Air date: Mar 25, 2018
2
Air date: Apr 1, 2018
3
Air date: Apr 8, 2018
4
Air date: Apr 15, 2018
5
Air date: Apr 22, 2018
6
Air date: Apr 29, 2018
7
Air date: May 6, 2018
8
Air date: May 13, 2018

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Starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his "mark" into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won't let him walk away -- can he find a way to balance both worlds?

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Critic Reviews for Barry Season 1

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (27)

Great work from Hader and Henry Winkler as his acting teacher elevates the story to something that stuck with me stubbornly all year.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
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An understated treat.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Barry takes risks, asking us to take seriously for a moment the sombre weight of killing someone; and presenting Chechen gangsters as goofballs gives the comedy an unnerving edge.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not a bad twist on the old usual Hollywood self-indulgence, and Barry has pathos to go with its cynicism. Much of this is down to Bill Hader.

Apr 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 25, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
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The show [Hader] has created, and for which he even directed the first three of the eight episodes, has him in a delicately nuanced, understated performance. But make no mistake this is a comedy, perhaps morbidly so.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Barry isn't a funny character. As a depressed murderer, he's the intersection of a very serious Venn diagram. But Bill Hader is extremely funny.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Hader is a revelation here: It's a portrait of someone who is so unhappy in their own skin that they're trying to claw their way out by any means necessary.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Equal parts punchline and gut punch, Barry should be your next summer binge.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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