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Barry: Season 2 Reviews

Top Critic
November 22, 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.
Top Critic
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.
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+
Top Critic
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 1, 2019
It contains enough weird, sweet, funny, rumpled and sinister characters to make a few more half-hours worth watching.
April 1, 2019
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.
April 1, 2019
It's a pitch-perfect introduction to the season, partially because it features some of the series' best writing and direction right out of the gate.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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 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 even more darkly funny and shrewd than the first, Emmy-winning season was.
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
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 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-