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Barry (HBO show)
« on: May 23, 2019, 04:21:39 PM »
Anyone else watching this?

I plowed through Season 1 this week already, which was easy since it was only 8 30-minute episodes.  Very entertaining, and has plenty of both drama and comedy.  I can't help but think that Bill Hader is totally channeling Michael C. Hall (think Dexter) with his acting and mannerisms, and even his love interest (who is super cute) almost had the same smile as Dexter's girlfriend/wife Rita. :lol  Anyway, good show that I would recommend.

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 07:02:53 PM »
I like the hitman aspects of it but I get annoyed at Barry when hes too meek or hesitant to go off on someone. Plus the acting class stuff really drags and I hate the Sally character. NoHo Hank is hilarious and makes the show imo.

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 07:03:29 PM »
I LOVE this show. The 2nd season finale was on the same day as the GOT finale. The 2nd season is even more of a trip and is probably one of the best seasons of any show I've watched. The comedy in it is pure genius.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 08:03:59 PM »
I am going to work on Season 2 this weekend, but the funny stuff in Season 1 was really funny.  The bit where the guy told Barry not to kill his mark until DHL delivered a bullet to his associate or something was hysterical.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 08:09:51 PM »
NoHo Hank is my favorite side character on the show, I'm so glad he's there. His comedy chops are absolutely hilarious.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 08:20:56 PM »
I started this show and really enjoyed it. I watched the first 7 episodes in one shot, never got around to finale, and haven't revisited since  :-\

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 09:12:52 PM »
I watched most of season 1 roughly as it aired and was definitely enjoying it. Got busy and never finished season 1, but I'd like to go back and re-watch those episodes and then get fully caught up.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 01:46:21 PM »
There was one episode in season 2 with a freaky young girl that made me laugh out loud numerous times.

Great show, but I agree with DTAs comment that the scenes with the theatre group are a bit of a drag.

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 01:58:06 PM »
Season 2 was great as well, and that episode with the freaky young girl was so over the top and cartoonish that it somehow worked, although I like the show better when it is telling the story without the occasional violent theatrics. 

That is awesome to see that Henry Winkler won the Emmy for Season 1.  A long time coming and well deserved. :tup :tup

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 06:06:01 PM »
That episode with the girl is the funniest I have laughed on that show, it's so out of place yet fits so well. Its one of the best episodes for sure. Probably my favorite.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 07:06:13 PM »
The bit where Hank got annoyed at the accordionist was great.  And then later when Hank was cuffed and being taken away on the bus, the accordionist started playing again, and Hank looked back and muttered, "oh, for fuck's sake, this fucking guy. Can someone please shut him up?" :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 07:07:23 PM »
Hank is my favorite character on that show, just thinking of his expressions makes me laugh.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 07:09:35 PM »
Haha, I know what you mean.

He is one of those characters that for whom they don't even have to write funny lines; he can make any line funny with his delivery and facial expressions.  Similar to when Frasier was on Cheers and they intentionally wrote him the unfunniest lines that they knew he would make funny with his delivery.

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
My boss recommended it last year, I watched the first episode and was very meh about it.  Didn't come back until I was bored in my hotel room in Atlanta and wanted to stream something so I figured I'd check it out again, ended up watching the whole season 1 over 3 days and really enjoyed it.  I didn't love it, but thought it was a really well rounded show.  Had enough comedy to be funny, enough drama to be serious, and tight story that all made sense in the end as well.  I've never been a big Bill Hader fan either, I don't love him here but he does this character well enough that he doesn't bother me. I plan on watching season 2 but haven't yet, honestly was just thinking I'd watch it the next time I have some downtime in a hotel like before.

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 05:56:34 PM »
Watched both seasons in like 5 or 6 days. What a cool show....it's funny yet serious.....the characters are great....it's really well done. Can't wait til S3.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 11:56:26 AM »
Finally watched season 2 while on my last business trip and must say I really enjoyed it.  Maybe more than season 1.

For one, NoHo Hank is one of my favorite characters in any recent TV show that I can recall.  He's hilarious and so vibrant.  My biggest complaint with the show is how he isn't featured more.  Every scene is gold with him.  Also, in the behind the scenes they mentioned how he adlibbed the lines during the scene where his guy got shot on the roof when they tried to kill Barry.  That scene was so good and knowing it was adlbbed on his end makes it even better. They had to dub the audio as they were all laughing in real time.

The last episode however was a real trip, I'm not sure where this is going.  I don't know why I just assumed this was the last season and expected closure, but where this left off leaves me hoping for another awesome season although I have no idea what's to happen next.

As for the episode with the ninja girl... WOW.  I was in denver and under the influence of some legal substances there and that episode was a real oddball.  I was laying in my hotel bed wondering wtf am I watching.  How is this fight between Barry and the guy still happening?  And this girl really is looking like a gargoyle on the roof!?  :rollin