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NFT: HBO's Barry (season 2 finale this Sunday)

Mr. Bungle : 5/15/2019 5:37 pm
I wasn't crazy about this past episode (too much about flaky Sally's career), but...what a "holy shit!" ending.

Fuches is NOT going to do Gene, is he?

All the preview for next week showed was Barry telling Fuches on the phone that he was coming for him. Was Barry calling from a hospital? Was Gene there? Was Gene alive but critically injured?

This show goes from goofball comedy to heart-pounding suspense in seconds. It's nuts. I love it.
Great show  
Jay on the Island : 5/15/2019 5:43 pm : link
I think Gene is alive.
I don't think he can kill  
pjcas18 : 5/15/2019 5:59 pm : link
Gene, but that 911 call (if real), will create a precarious situation.

In the scenes from next week it was awesome to hear barry "Fuches, I'm coming for you" or whatever he said.
Gene in a hospital but not dead...  
Milton : 5/15/2019 6:11 pm : link
...makes the most sense. Either that or Winkler wanted out, because he's too important to the show's premise to kill off.

But just the fact that they teased "I'm coming for you, Fuchs" suggests Gene must be alive because what would be the point of ending a show on a cliffhanger if the very next thing you did was tell your audience that Gene gets killed in next week's episode. Clearly the promo was done to mislead us.
Just an aside..  
moze1021 : 5/15/2019 6:30 pm : link
Was helping my ~30 year old, Ukrainian born but I US since like 12 brother in law move a treadmill on Friday..

We got to talking about Barry... And he was like "the lawyer from Arrested Development is really good as Gene"...

I said "you mean Henry Winkler??? When you see Henry Winkler, your mind goes to..the lawyer from Arrested Development!?"

Him: yeah

Me: dude, he's Fonzie..... From Happy Days..

Dude had no idea...
No idea..  
moze1021 : 5/15/2019 6:31 pm : link
What happy days was..no idea who Fonzie is
RE: No idea..  
Mr. Bungle : 5/15/2019 7:24 pm : link
In comment 14445383 moze1021 said:
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What happy days was..no idea who Fonzie is

Is your brother-in-law super-nice guy?
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moze1021 : 5/15/2019 9:37 pm : link
In comment 14445440 Mr. Bungle said:
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What happy days was..no idea who Fonzie is


Is your brother-in-law super-nice guy?


Hahaha

Hank may be the best character on tv
i dont think you can kill  
cjac : 5/16/2019 7:40 am : link
Gene, Fuches, or Noho Harry

i would really love to see Sally get popped, she is really fucking annoying
NoHo Hank...  
Milton : 5/16/2019 8:35 am : link
"I'm optometrist by nature."
The episode  
elisha2014 : 5/16/2019 9:03 am : link
with the little girl who was basically Uma Thurman from Kill Bill was incredibly entertaining.
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Gettledogman : 5/16/2019 9:09 am : link
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What happy days was..no idea who Fonzie is


Is your brother-in-law super-nice guy?



Hahaha

Hank may be the best character on tv


Hank is the greatest like ever.. Calling everyone an Uber hahahahaha
This show  
BIG FRED 1973 : 5/16/2019 9:38 am : link
is the best !!!!
The actress who plays Sally KILLED in that last episode...  
x meadowlander : 5/16/2019 11:17 am : link
...that insane 5-minute diatribe? Outstanding.

Hank is my favorite character in ANY show this year. Super Great!
50/50 w Cristobal  
Sonic Youth : 5/16/2019 12:24 pm : link
NoHo Hank is the man
NoHo Hank tells off Thomas Friedman  
RobCarpenter : 5/16/2019 12:29 pm : link


I don't mind  
pjcas18 : 5/16/2019 12:32 pm : link
Sally. At first I thought she was a clone of Rita from Dexter (Rita was her name right?), but Sally's got some acting chops.

I like her. I won't care if she gets killed, but I don't hate her like some people do.

Some of the improv scenes are hilarious, Gene is great.

hank obviously great and Hader and Root carry the show.
More NoHo  
RobCarpenter : 5/16/2019 12:32 pm : link


RE: The episode  
RobCarpenter : 5/16/2019 12:35 pm : link
In comment 14445849 elisha2014 said:
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with the little girl who was basically Uma Thurman from Kill Bill was incredibly entertaining.


That was one of the best episodes of TV I've seen in a long, long time.
"I could take over Burmese mafia  
Mr. Bungle : 5/16/2019 12:35 pm : link
...Go back to 50/50 with Cristobal."

"Or you could just take the whole thing for yourself."

"50/50 with Cristobal...I like the sound of that..."

(puffs chest, smiles at Barry)
RE: The actress who plays Sally KILLED in that last episode...  
BIG FRED 1973 : 5/16/2019 12:51 pm : link
In comment 14446078 x meadowlander said:
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...that insane 5-minute diatribe? Outstanding.

Hank is my favorite character in ANY show this year. Super Great!
The best is after she went on her 5 minute tirade Barry just looked at her then went back to practicing his scene from that movie he was auditioning for .That was absolutely hysterical
great episode  
PaulBlakeTSU : 5/16/2019 2:48 pm : link
just a really enjoyable show. I hope the show lasts, because HBO is losing two legendary shows in GOT and Veep.
RE: I don't mind  
BlackLight : 5/16/2019 4:40 pm : link
In comment 14446208 pjcas18 said:
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Sally. At first I thought she was a clone of Rita from Dexter (Rita was her name right?), but Sally's got some acting chops.

I like her. I won't care if she gets killed, but I don't hate her like some people do.


Sally is one of those characters where it's practically a badge of honor if people hate her. It shows she's doing her job well.
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Mr. Bungle : 5/16/2019 4:57 pm : link
In comment 14446532 BlackLight said:
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Sally. At first I thought she was a clone of Rita from Dexter (Rita was her name right?), but Sally's got some acting chops.

I like her. I won't care if she gets killed, but I don't hate her like some people do.



Sally is one of those characters where it's practically a badge of honor if people hate her. It shows she's doing her job well.

I don't hate Sally's character (and I think Sarah Goldberg is doing a good job portraying the character).

But Sally's acting career story arc can kind of slow down the rest of the show a bit (when it's not being used to showcase Barry's conflicts, that is).
I think Sally's acting arc  
PaulBlakeTSU : 5/17/2019 8:57 am : link
is beneficial to the show. Her range of emotions and her obsession and insecurities over her acting choices and acting chops serve as a great juxtaposition to the way Barry only thinks about his acting investment in a very peripheral way, only emotes when he's thinking about something else, and yet in some ways has garnered more success.
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