Barry Season 2

The second season of Barry is even better than the first season. I wasn’t expecting where the story of the season was going. Barry’s journey was something else with him trying to come to terms with his inherent darkness. Not only coming to terms with that darkness but also trying to change who he is. That’s all while dealing with the craziness of both his previous life and his new life.

I want to talk about what might be one of my favorite episodes of any show I’ve watched. The episode “ronny/lily” is hilarious. It tells a self-contained story that plays out in unexpected ways. Both Daniel Bernhardt and Jessie Giacomazzi make the episode as good as it is. Its also a pivotal part in the story of the season between Barry and Fuches.

Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler, and Anthony Carrigan are fantastic this season. Henry Winkler gets to play Cousineau with much more heart this season. The chemistry he has with Bill Hader really sales the relationship between their characters. Stephen Root plays Fuches as an even bigger prick than he was in the first season. You see just how manipulative he has always been. Anthony Carrigan is still just as funny as NoHo Hank but channels a surprising darkness. Bill Hader is even better this season than he was in the previous season. The places he goes in this season show how good of an actor he is.

The stunts in this season are top notch. The episode I previously talked about is filled with amazing stunts and fights. That episode also has some impressive effects. The effects throughout the season are great, not just that one episode. The set and costume designers did an amazing job this season as well.

Barry season two is more but better from the show. The season ends in a way that I wasn’t expecting, and I have no idea what to expect from the next season. The season was an examination of darkness, violence, and how going against your nature can lead to mistakes even if you mean well. The season ends with the major characters in much different spots than they were at the start of the season. I give Barry season two 9 scripts out of 10.

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