Finally started watching the latest season of Barry. Just 2 episodes in
Oooooh man this show is so intense and uncomfortable now, but they’ve still got that comedy edge to keep things fun.
I hope they can get swapped to the Drama category for awards season, because while it has tons of style and depth to its writing, I don’t think it’ll win anybody over as a clear “best Comedy season” of the year.
Anyway Barry has hit full rock bottom by this point, he’s really scary, sad, and gone full mental breakdown. Great stuff from Bill Hader, wow.
First episode of the season he really doesn’t get many lines that was cool
I feel bad for the guy despite knowing he’s in total irredeemable mode with all he’s done so far.
(Also I read a recap and I never noticed how much “I’m gonna stop killing… starting… now!” was such a running joke in the series. I wonder if that’ll show up at all this season, now that I know of it.)
Then you’ve got Fuches acting super duper suspicious IMO.
We learn quickly in ep2 that hes an old family friend (uuuugh whyyyyy) and he seems really sorry to Barry… but I just can’t trust anything from that man anymore. Something seems really off about giving up trying to take Barry down.
Cousineau is living the high life of fame which is neat to see, but maybe about to go too far, as he hilariously puts on a one-man show to a reporter describing his sensational case. Good job Henry Winkler hehehe.
And I’m sad to see Sally ended up where she has. Her family (well her mom) doesn’t pay any consideration to her trauma and emotional state, she’s thoroughly screwed up her professional life, and grappling with the fallout of Barry’s relationship.
And ooh this show really has great style. The huge wide shot of Barry’s flashback hallucinations, the zoom-in to him getting beat up at prison, the way scenes fade into and out of each other, the music and sound effects being pretty unsettling at times, mmmm mmm I eat it all up.
Also also I love how dialogue is repeated so much in this show to the point it becomes frightening. A lot of characters in the recent seasons have had explosive moments of pain, that either starts out ridiculous or saddening, and turns to scary, quickly. Mental downward spirals are spooky to watch.