Barry: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

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Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.



Critic Ratings: 35


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User Ratings: 752
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Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
Air date: May 5, 2019
Air date: May 12, 2019
Air date: May 19, 2019

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Bill Hader
as Barry
Henry Winkler
as Gene Cousineau
Stephen Root
as Fuches
Anthony Carrigan
as NoHo Hank
Cameron Britton
as Detective Charlie Simmer
Michael Irby
as Cristobal
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Critic Reviews for Barry Season 2

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (13)

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.

Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Season 2 had its problems, but astounding sequences like that suggest new evolutions ahead. Barry can't change, but I hope Barry does.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 26, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Barry is dark but hilarious and a worthy binge ahead of a third season.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Barry is a mashup of action-adventure and sitcom and with a brilliant inevitability, its male protagonist is a super-competent badass emotionally hamstrung doofus.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

And so another exceptional season of Barry comes to a close with an appropriately explosive ending.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It is easily the best show streaming right now. Jump right in.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Barry was the best episode TV last night... And in a season of really incredible work, it proved that not only is Barry one of the best shows on TV right now, it's also one of the best horror shows ever.

Apr 30, 2019 | Full Review…

As a character study of a sad yet dangerous man who should never be encouraged to "access some rage," Barry is a triumph - as long as you're not expecting a laugh riot.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

'Barry' continues to freeze our blood and our smiles. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Barry: Season 2

  • 5d ago
    I didn't think it was possible, but I loved this season even more than the first. How is Bill Hader so talented?
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Barry Season 2 is Incredible watch it with your eyeballs ENOUGH SAID !!!!! 😂🤟
  • Oct 28, 2019
    Another season of dry dark humor mixed with some fantastic writing. The show still turns unexpected corners which is difficult in this "seen that show in another skin" environment.
  • Oct 25, 2019
    I'm not sure that we have a better show on TV right now. Hader embodies his character seemingly without flaw (which, is slightly scary in reality) and makes you really connect and care about what is a horrible, horrible person. The writing leaves you pining for more and gives you enormous amounts of depth but will keep you on the surface when appropriate to keep the story moving along and compelling. Truly an amazing feat of television.
  • Oct 25, 2019
    Bill Hader and Henry Winkler are mesmerizing.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Fresh and original with an interesting plot, perfect pacing, and the comedic timing is brilliant with chemistry between characters being very natural.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Not too bad, definitely not able to suspend my disbelief with this one all the time; sometimes the humor is too silly contrasted against the heavy themes and dramatic performances and as a consequence, falls flat.
  • Oct 23, 2019
    Very good show. It is funny and interesting. I will definately continue watching the upcoming seasons.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    somehow someway this season was better than the first, especially with the ronny/lily episode. the main characters are all having their separate plotlines happening and it's very interesting to watch everything unfold.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Never ceases to be intriguing. Henry Winkler gives the best performance of his career, Bill Hader is one-of-a-kind.

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