Bill Hader in HBO's Barry

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really liked this first episode !

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

yea same

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this show is strangely very unfunny, almost comedically tone deaf. even Winkler seems to be unable to do anything with it.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I laughed pretty hard at a few of the text message gags.

ryan, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Needs more Janet (D'arcy Carden)

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:20 (one year ago) Permalink

i want to like this show *much* more than i like it

Clay, Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm in the same boat. When I got to the scene where [SPOILERS FOR HBO BILL HADER VEHICLE "BARRY" TO FOLLOW] he shoots those Chechen gangsters, I realized that Bill Hader wrote himself as an ultra-efficient killing machine, and it was not going to be played for laughs. I felt kind of embarrassed.

JRN, Friday, 13 April 2018 00:21 (one year ago) Permalink

the show wouldn't make any sense if he were bad at killing people

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

It would be funnier though

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:57 (one year ago) Permalink

There's some middle ground between being a bumbling hitman (although that could be funny) and being able to effortlessly and spontaneously execute two people by shooting through a windshield with a handgun from fifty feet away, as Barry does in the second episode.

JRN, Friday, 13 April 2018 03:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I think they wanted to leave as much middle ground as possible between his hitman and acting skills.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 13 April 2018 04:04 (one year ago) Permalink

I understand that, but "as much middle ground as possible" turns out to be too much: as a hitman he's pulling John Wick moves, and as an actor he's like an alien who came to earth having never seen movies, or TV, or very much human behavior before.

JRN, Friday, 13 April 2018 07:59 (one year ago) Permalink

the show wouldn't make any sense if he were bad at killing people
as opposed to all the sense it makes as is

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 13:00 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda sick of badass nerd fantasies. though it couldn't be much more ludicrous than tom cruise as jack reacher. saw there is some movie on netflix with ethan hawke as a badass hit man and i groaned out loud.

scott seward, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink

as a hitman he's pulling John Wick moves, and as an actor he's like an alien who came to earth having never seen movies, or TV, or very much human behavior before.

I mean...ok if that's not your thing. But you're just describing the essential conceit/premise of the show.

ryan, Friday, 13 April 2018 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I agree that the show hasn't been hilarious so far. but a good amount of the comedy comes from hader being a one-dimensional hitman exploited by stephen root. you get to watch root's whole deal fall apart because hader, who is very capable otherwise, is worried about his afternoon acting class. so I only mean that this relationship wouldn't make sense without a skill to exploit. Hader is also becoming more of a bumbling hitman, anyway, because of the distraction. I don't love the show yet, but the decision to make him a competent hitman instead of macgruber seems like a funny one.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

xp lol exactly

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I've only seen this first episode but for this to be bad with this cast, it would have to be really, really bad.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink

most recent episode was a marked improvement. Winkler's dinner scene was great.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:10 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

the chechen guy w/o eyebrows shd get his own spinoff

johnny crunch, Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah the idiotic chechens are the only thing keeping this show a "comedy" at this point. though i did laugh hardest at barry and winkler's backstage interaction this week ("ok, i see you're still in that place...")

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

yea idk abt that last macbeth ep

johnny crunch, Friday, 11 May 2018 00:13 (one year ago) Permalink

the "this is your new process" line sure felt like comedy to me

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 11 May 2018 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

is one of the jokes how wretched all of the actors are? unsure. weird show.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 11 May 2018 00:52 (one year ago) Permalink

(spoilers obviously!!)

I'd have preferred for the detective to take him down and leave this as a limited series tbh

Simon H., Monday, 14 May 2018 12:55 (one year ago) Permalink

is it going to continue? this show confounded me.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah s2 is happening

Simon H., Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Apparently yeah. Henry Winkler is gonna be so sad. ;_;

xp

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

the idea that he could talk, or shoot, his way out of the ending seems pretty implausible.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:54 (one year ago) Permalink

I was already annoyed that he hadn't scrubbed his FB page.

Simon H., Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

as mentioned upthread, what you were meant to accept- what's plausible from a character POV vs a storytelling POV- was so confused and all over the place that it just came out as a mess imo. I generally find Hader to be a welcome presence but i thought on balance this was more bad than good. the idea that it's going to continue makes even less sense.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:19 (one year ago) Permalink

that ending at the cabin could not have been real

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hbo really loves their "antiheroes" who are not actually heroic in any way and you only end up rooting for because they're played by a famous, charismatic actor, huh

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 19:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

entertaining show, good jokes, great character actor work across the board, all somewhat spoiled by the murky morality and weak/inexplicable plotting

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 19:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

going back and reading the comments above, barry doesn't really seem like a badass hitman to me - he's a good shot, but doesn't really do anything fancy or smart. maybe this is just because i'm watching killing eve at the same time.

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 19:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

this show has really leveled up this season

maura, Monday, 22 April 2019 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

holy fuck

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 29 April 2019 03:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That just blew the monumentally hyped TV show that airs before it out of the water.

Chris L, Monday, 29 April 2019 03:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^
I woulda sworn this was hiro murai directing; hader pulled off something spectacular here. Coen-esque!

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 April 2019 05:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

looking forward to catching up since I’m only just finishing with season 1 but that Glengarry scene killed me.

omar little, Monday, 29 April 2019 06:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah this season has been wild !

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 29 April 2019 13:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This was nice mini-movie, definitely felt like a Coen Bros/Rube Goldberg device to let Barry get away with murder. That little girl!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 April 2019 14:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I hadn't realised there was a second series, mainly because the end of the first was a perfectly satisfactory conclusion, so this is a nice surprise to have to catch up on. (See also Hank Azaria's 'Brockmire'.)

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Monday, 29 April 2019 14:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There will be some people who will dig this, and there will be some people who are like: “What’s going on with the acting class? I don’t care about any of this.” You can’t please everybody.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 April 2019 17:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(brockmire is also having a very good third season; the linda lavin episode was aces)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 April 2019 17:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

watched it again just now. so great.


(so excited to catch up on brockmire!)

maura, Monday, 29 April 2019 18:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That just blew the monumentally hyped TV show that airs before it out of the water.

totally. that was wild.

ryan, Monday, 29 April 2019 18:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Have to wonder if they staggered the season starts just to do that!

ryan, Monday, 29 April 2019 18:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i loved this so much...i don't even think it was that much of a tonal shift in the series that people like alan sepinwall keep saying it was. it was just a brilliant and hilarious little short film

mourning joe (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also loved the wordless shots of Stephen Root in malevolent devil mode.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when he yelled "what are you??"--that was the hardest i've laughed at anything on tv this year.

mourning joe (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Please bring back feral mongoose girl for more - so entertaining. The little 'eep' on the last hedgerow leap had me laughing so hard.

BlackIronPrison, Monday, 29 April 2019 19:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The whole since in the house with Ronny felt very Tarantino to me

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kill Bill vibes for sure

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’m caught up except for the most recent ep which isn’t out yet here and just came here to say I’m new to this idea of there being a person called bill hader who is actually dexter Michael Shannon. And apparently this is normal, everyone is just letting that go by

milkshake chuk (wins), Monday, 29 April 2019 21:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

honestly hoping the little girl never recurs, Pine Barrens-style

Simon H., Monday, 29 April 2019 23:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmao just read the interview and got to Hader explicitly referencing it!

Simon H., Monday, 29 April 2019 23:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nice clickbait:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xZFQjeZwaw

DJI, Friday, 3 May 2019 00:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I love this character.

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PinkPoshBlueshark-size_restricted.gif

earlnash, Friday, 3 May 2019 00:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the lightswitch with him from fawning sycophant to psychopath is always so clean

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 3 May 2019 03:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the scene with winkler breaking down "swim instructors" is probably the best highlight of the show since the glengarry scene.

Hakim Bae's TMZ (s.clover), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

i strongly agree

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

"You say the title of the movie...they can't possibly cut that!"

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

i enjoyed season 1, but season 2 of this has been another level. hard to know if there's a jam band solo effect, though, where it's made better by the long slog of the preceding game of thrones.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't watch GoT, and Barry has been figuratively killing it these season (I was going to say literally too, but has he actually killed anyone this season? No, right?).

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Y’know I hadn’t noticed but I guess you’re right! Set a lotta people down that road tho

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah there have been some dei ex machina to swoop in and do the deed.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

He's a good person now.

DJI, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Is he 6’2”?

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:49 (one week ago) Permalink

google sez more like 6'0.5"

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

was making a joke about it only mattering that he's 6'2" for swim instructors

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:52 (one week ago) Permalink

but also, i didn't think he was much over 6 ft while watching. so thank you for confirming.

i got bag sauce in my bag (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:54 (one week ago) Permalink

next week’s the finale already

maura, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

good season, not sure it's appreciably better than the first on the whole just yet; still feel it's a bit too self-satisfied for my liking

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 00:43 (one week ago) Permalink

SPOILERS

man that finale was brutal and I have no idea how to feel about it.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 06:37 (three days ago) Permalink

back into the darkness he goes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 06:38 (three days ago) Permalink


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