Barry (2018– )
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Barry's patience is put to the test when a figure from Sally's past arrives in LA. Gene gets a pleasant surprise and encourages Barry to believe that change is possible.

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Liza Johnson

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Duffy Boudreau, Alec Berg (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Barry Berkman
Stephen Root ... Monroe Fuches
Sarah Goldberg ... Sally Reed
Anthony Carrigan ... NoHo Hank
Henry Winkler ... Gene Cousineau
John Pirruccello ... Detective John Loach
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Jermaine Jefrint
D'Arcy Carden ... Natalie Greer
Andy Carey ... Eric
Rightor Doyle ... Nick Nicholby
Alejandro Furth ... Antonio Manuel
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Sasha Smith
Andrew Leeds ... Leo Cousineau
Joe Massingill ... Sam
Daniel Bernhardt ... Ronny Proxin
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Barry's patience is put to the test when a figure from Sally's past arrives in LA. Gene gets a pleasant surprise and encourages Barry to believe that change is possible.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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[Barry has just finished telling Cosineau about the time he killed a civilian in revenge for the death of his friend but it was the wrong guy]
Barry Berkman: They sent me to a hospital in Germany. And, um... A family friend pulled some strings and got me discharged. And after that, I, uh... I didn't feel like I deserved a good life.
Gene Cousineau: ...Holy shit. Fuck! Fu...! Who else did you tell this story to?
Barry Berkman: In the class? No one.
Gene Cousineau: Good! So here's my advice. You never tell that story again as long as you live 'cause ...
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Connections

References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Change for the World
Written by Charles Bradley, Thomas Brenneck, David Guy, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, Nicole Wray
Performed by Charles Bradley
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A close call.
14 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Barry

Hader and Berg are just goofing around. But sort of like professionals do, when they are so confident in their malleable world and three dimensional character. And with this silly ideas thrown left and right, comes a responsibility to own those bizarre twists and turns, and sensible one liners. Bill Hader, the co-creator, of the series is also in front of the screen procrastinating his doom to face the intense close calls, thought provoking moral dilemmas and well acting. What could have gone easily wrong is easily its finest asset.

The arc of Hader, from being a non-performer to stay that way is a whole new element that we get to encounter in each season with our non-blinking eyes and jaw-dropping face. Alec Berg, the co-creator, deserves the same respect, with his experience on keeping things on the ground as soon as Hader starts hovering, this mixture of black and white, and colorful genre makes them a great duo. They aren't short in performance yet, with Henry Winkler's warm hugs to Stephen Root's schemy grins, this cast stages a piece of their life with levity.

Hader, being a massive movie goer, brims his world with hilarious references and disenchanting derailments he captured from being an avid viewer. Another reason why this makes it one of the best idea to make this run for a longer period, is the simplicity of the plot, it spreads humor like butter on a toast but with an action twist, Hader and Berg gets plenty of room to stretch their muscles where no idea is or will ever be effortfully hokum. Barry is quite the assassin, he flinches and thinks twice before pulling the trigger but pours his heart out while confessing to the floating souls around him- it looks like there is a lot of Hader in him.

What?!

Talk about close calls! It is not only exhilarating but extremely well choreographed, puppeteering these character from the start of the season, all the tracks lead to this crucial moment where not Hader's confession but Winkler's warmth, the most harrowing note.


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