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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
PostPosted: Mon April 16, 2018 4:56 am 
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Five minutes in to episode 2 and it’s clear that Winkler owns this show. How was that not obvious to me in the pilot?


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
PostPosted: Mon April 16, 2018 3:29 pm 
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Five minutes in to episode 2 and it’s clear that Winkler owns this show. How was that not obvious to me in the pilot?

Ha, wait until E4, he really owns that one.

This show is a ball. Last night's E4 really raised the emotional stakes for Barry; we can already see his real world and his fantasy world starting to collide in dangerous ways.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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E5 is my favorite thus far.

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Hader is starting to turn in an emotional performance; loved seeing him lose his cool during the MacBeth reading in his acting class. Goran continues to make me laugh out loud. "What can I say, I'm a gearhead!" :haha: Loved the "Leroy Jenkins!" reference too.

But my gosh, Stephen Root is a monster. Watching him cajole Barry into doing the raid, covered in bruises and wearing nothing but a towel, all avarice and control...And then the way his whole energy changes when Barry agrees to go along with it. I hope they don't kill his character off any time soon, because he's such an animal on the screen.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 5:43 am 
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This show is starting to lose me. It had promise at first, but it has made a lot of choices that I don't like and I'm not sure what the point is

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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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Same with me. I'm still hanging on but barely.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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I'm several episodes behind... :shake:


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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This past week's was the best of the season. Really good and a nice payoff to those of us who have kept up. I'm watching next week's finale; not sure if I will be back next season though if HBO renews it.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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I feel like I'm watching a different show. This is my favorite thing on TV right now, and it seems like they are about to stick the landing on what has been a terrific season for a show with excellent writing, killer performances, and a totally unique story.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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This may be one of those shows that's better if you binge it instead of watching in weekly installments.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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Biff Pocoroba wrote:
This may be one of those shows that's better if you binge it instead of watching in weekly installments.


Yeah, I just watched the first 7 episodes in like 3 days lol

I am pumped for the finale, mostly because I have no idea where it will go. The emotional gut-punch of Barry in the dressing room in Ep 7 is the kind of thing many seasons go out on, so I doubt they can top that sort of resonance. I also don't know where Season 2 will go, which is exciting.

Also: Stephen Root is lord of everything. Just a great, great actor.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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I'll say this for the show; they know how to do a final scene of an episode.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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that finale. holy shit. brutal.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: HBO: Barry
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wow. still reeling. Finally a show has surprised me.


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