Barry: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 35


Audience Score

User Ratings: 708
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Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
Air date: May 5, 2019
Air date: May 12, 2019
Air date: May 19, 2019

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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 (35) | Top Critics (13)

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…
Top Critic

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…
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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Barry: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    They destroyed this show this season by overcomplicating the role of NoHo Hank. He was great as comic relief. By giving him a greater role they basically lost his contribution to the success of season one. Season 2 completely lacks continuity with season 1 and fails miserably. In simplest terms trying. Just disappointing in every way.
  • 4d ago
    Honestly great show, funny at times, and a very different kind of concept.
  • 4d ago
    you need to watch this.
  • 4d ago
    Barrys story is very human, as a man begins to question who he is and why he does the things he does late in his life. Mixing the comedy of superficial acting, with high stakes gun for hire crime drama the show strikes a deadly combo as HBO scoops up another amazing series.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Spectacularly good but slightly less great TV than the heights achieved in S1
  • Oct 11, 2019
    Good show. Funny at times. I got over the main lead not being "Dwight". I cannot say it's particularly original or hilarious, though.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    That fifth episode...... Pure comedy gold
  • Oct 06, 2019
    I loved it!! Episode five was beautiful. I almost died laughing.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    Barry B Benson????? IS THAT UUU
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Bill Hader continues to impress. Good series.

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