Barry: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
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Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 31, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
4
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
5
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
6
Air date: May 5, 2019
7
Air date: May 12, 2019
8
Air date: May 19, 2019

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Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place?

Cast

Bill Hader
as Barry
Henry Winkler
as Gene Cousineau
Stephen Root
as Fuches
Anthony Carrigan
as NoHo Hank
Cameron Britton
as Detective Charlie Simmer
Michael Irby
as Cristobal
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Critic Reviews for Barry Season 2

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16)

The first three episodes of "Barry" are flat-out brilliant, balancing the show's dry wit and humor with its increasingly dark edge that sometimes makes it feel more like "Breaking Bad" than a traditional laugher.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a more compelling anti-protagonist, and a more satisfying show.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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"Barry" can be unsettling in the way that it leads us into laughing at levels of violence and dark subjects that aren't typically sources of TV comedy. But the show then turns around and asks its own tough questions.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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It sounds like a precious premise. But great work from Hader and Henry Winkler as his acting teacher elevates the story to something that stuck with me stubbornly all year.

Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Barry is dark but hilarious and a worthy binge ahead of a third season.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Barry's mission isn't to bust all the stereotypes it encounters, but the ones it bothers to dismantle have yielded such ingenuity and charm that it's a shame the show doesn't think just a little bigger.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Season two has a lot to live up to, and the early episodes successfully follow up on the borderline-perfect freshman season while introducing subtle new hurdles for its cast of tortured characters to twist through.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two never runs low on intrigue, levity, or violence.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Now that The Americans is off the air, Barry has taken its place as the most wonderfully stressful and anxiety-inducing show on TV.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Barry is a mashup of action-adventure and sitcom and with a brilliant inevitability, its male protagonist is a super-competent badass emotionally hamstrung doofus.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

'Barry' continues to freeze our blood and our smiles. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

And so another exceptional season of Barry comes to a close with an appropriately explosive ending.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Barry: Season 2

  • Apr 29, 2020
    The second season of Barry balances a smart script with action and uniqueness.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    No comedy series on TV compares to Barry. It is truly on another level.
  • Feb 09, 2020
    UNIQUE AF. GREAT GREAT OG CHARACTERS. NO FILLER. PART 2.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    this is one of the funniest show I've ever seen , just brilliant
  • Feb 03, 2020
    Barry has a big improvement from season 1 to season 2 and we have an exceptional Bill Hader that shows his versatility with comedy, drama and action with is only character. The story is much more interesting and thrilling than in the previous season. I confess I binge watched it.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Nos sigue divirtiendo.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Bill Hader is a great actor. Clearly funny, but his depth seems to know no limits.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Pun territory...but this show has everything!
  • Dec 16, 2019
    Season 2 of Barry was incredible yet again. I loved that the show was able to get you to think something was going to play out a certain way but then totally twist the outcome in a way that still made sense. Bill Hader is able to perfectly balance the silly with the dark, convincigly displaying a sympathetic and realisticly human side of Barry that is different than most sociopathic antiheroes in similar mediums. NoHo Hank was hilarious this season and really stole the show at certain points, which I didn't mind at all. I feel like Fuches has kind of run out of steam as a character and I really hope he meets his end next season. I loved Sally's and Gene Cousineau's arcs and felt like they were really fleshing them out as characters without changing them too much. This was a perfect season.
  • Dec 16, 2019
    Loved series 1, adored series 2, can't wait for series 3.

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