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Barry: Season 2 Reviews

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April 1, 2019
Dark and funny are a delicate balance to pull off convincingly, but "Barry" again proves it's that rare show that knows how to do it.
March 29, 2019
The darkness gets darker, yet "Barry" is sticking to its comedic intent and half-hour format. This is remarkable, given that it plays as intensely and satisfyingly as "Breaking Bad" once did.
March 29, 2019
The unique excellence of the second season... is how adroitly Hader and co-creator Alec Berg find ways to raise the stakes for Barry while keeping the show's tone darkly amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
Slowly but surely, Barry turns into a show about people who can't acknowledge the truth about themselves, even when it's staring them right in the face.
March 29, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
The show deftly juggles a variety of tones, managing to be funny, quirky and intense all at once, while again showcasing Henry Winkler in his brilliant, Emmy-winning role as the acting teacher who keeps pressing Barry to tap into his dark side.
March 29, 2019
The second season of Barry...is even more darkly funny and shrewd than the first, Emmy-winning season was.
March 29, 2019
Barry has proven that it is capable of sustaining a story beyond a single season and now makes me think it could continue for several more.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 29, 2019
This could slip into being the kind of depression-fueled cable anti-hero drama parodied as Philbert in the most recent season of Bojack Horseman. So far we're on the safe side and there's much to be impressed by in Barry and its shifting identity.
March 29, 2019
The show is still disarmingly funny, and now that we've seen the emotionally devastating depths it's willing to plunge to, it's all the more disarming.
March 29, 2019
Barry, like the series that shares his name, is still in a dark place this season. While the wannabe actor might not want to hear this, that's a place that suits him, and Barry, just perfectly.
March 28, 2019
This is good material and both [Bill Hader and Henry Winkler] are up to the task. But that precarious, at times awe-inspiring Season One balance between pathos and pratfalls is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 27, 2019
It's still very funny, especially when it focuses on the assorted neuroses of the various gangsters who keep finding their way into Barry's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2019
The show's storylines cohere around the reflexive lies people tell themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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