Barry: Season 2 Reviews

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December 10, 2019
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.
December 10, 2019
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.
December 10, 2019
Season two never runs low on intrigue, levity, or violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
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December 10, 2019
The result is a more compelling anti-protagonist, and a more satisfying show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 10, 2019
Now that The Americans is off the air, Barry has taken its place as the most wonderfully stressful and anxiety-inducing show on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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November 23, 2019
"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.
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September 12, 2019
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.
August 22, 2019
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.
July 26, 2019
Barry is dark but hilarious and a worthy binge ahead of a third season.
May 30, 2019
'Barry' continues to freeze our blood and our smiles. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2019
Season 2 had its problems, but astounding sequences like that suggest new evolutions ahead. Barry can't change, but I hope Barry does.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2019
And so another exceptional season of Barry comes to a close with an appropriately explosive ending.
May 6, 2019
It is easily the best show streaming right now. Jump right in.
April 30, 2019
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.
April 21, 2019
It's as funny as it is dark - and it's packed with real pathos.
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April 12, 2019
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.
April 7, 2019
HBO's dark comedy, Barry, is able to hit the mark during the sophomore season and the series capably avoids the sophomore slump.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 3, 2019
Barry Season 2 is effortlessly easy to watch and continues to examine the difficulties of being honest with who you are deep inside and the elusive questions of whether we can change.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 2, 2019
Barry remains somewhat unclassifiable, other than to classify it as excellent. In season 2, it's also become HBO's best comedy running.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2019
It contains enough weird, sweet, funny, rumpled and sinister characters to make a few more half-hours worth watching.
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