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Barry: Season 2 (2019)




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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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?


Henry Winkler
as Gene Cousineau
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.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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

December 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.

November 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.

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

July 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.

April 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Best show on TV, period.


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