Barry: Season 2 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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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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 (31) | Top Critics (12)

It's as funny as it is dark - and it's packed with real pathos.

Apr 20, 2019 | Full Review…
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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…
Top Critic

In its second season, Barry is sadder, with the gap between its madcap Chechen gangster plots and interludes of moral reckoning proving even more yawning.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The darkness and light play perfectly off each other, creating yet another fascinating and hilarious season, and one determined to be true to its own twisted identity.

Mar 26, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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And so another exceptional season of Barry comes to a close with an appropriately explosive ending.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It is easily the best show streaming right now. Jump right in.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Barry was the best episode TV last night... And in a season of really incredible work, it proved that not only is Barry one of the best shows on TV right now, it's also one of the best horror shows ever.

Apr 30, 2019 | Full Review…

As a character study of a sad yet dangerous man who should never be encouraged to "access some rage," Barry is a triumph - as long as you're not expecting a laugh riot.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 2 had its problems, but astounding sequences like that suggest new evolutions ahead. Barry can't change, but I hope Barry does.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

HBO's dark comedy, Barry, is able to hit the mark during the sophomore season and the series capably avoids the sophomore slump.

Apr 7, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Barry: Season 2

Season 2 was excellent. Episode 5 might be the most hysterical 30 minutes of TV I've seen in a long time. Each week Barry was consistently better than every episode of the final season of Veep.

Love the unpredictability of the series and the dry humour.

I mean, that ronny/lilly episode alone, deserves all the ratings in the world.

Barry's second season is just as strong as the first, and at times even eclipses it. Sticking with the established format for meshing dark comedy, pulpy thrills and stark drama into a compelling whole, Barry succeeds in this tricky juggling act by just maintaining so much nuance. Hader and co. really know how to show restraint, such as using a very limited soundtrack and non-showy camera work, but it also never forgoes a sense of fun, and this show definitely has some of the best action scenes for any show currently airing (the episode Ronny/Lily almost feels like a missing reel from Kill Bill). The writing isn't quite as impressive as the technical craft (some plot points are predictable), but everything about the show ultimately works, and the unexpected finale perfectly sets the stage for next year.

It could be that some people find this not funny, others find this absolutely hysterical. I am certainly one of the latter. It seems nearly nobody knows about this show but it's one of the best out there. Hank = hilarious and Fuches = brilliant acting. Bill Hader deserves all the awards ever for doing basically everything. And Alec Berg.

Great story and great humor every time.

Best show on TV right now

Best show on TV, period.

Ben B

SUPER REVIEWER

BARRY is THE best non network show on - there is nothing as good or better in writing, direction, characters, suspense, action, acting, etc.

Must watch show on tv RN!!

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