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NFT: Barry season finale

RobCarpenter : 5/19/2019 11:09 pm
Now thatís what a well written and directed episode looks like. (Unlike the GoT finale)

That was fantastic. Holy shit is Bill Hader talented.
Between Barry, Chernobyl and the Veep (ended last week)  
sb from NYT Forum : 5/19/2019 11:23 pm : link
...GOT was the 4th best show on HBO this spring, IMO.
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Man In The Box : 5/20/2019 12:09 am : link
Very enjoyable second season
It upsets me  
crackerjack465 : 5/20/2019 8:15 am : link
that GoT season finale thread has 280 replies right now and this has 2.

Barry is a fantastic show.
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Banks : 5/20/2019 9:37 am : link
I liked it, but this show needs to a have short run. It's becoming harder and harder to believe Barry can get away with any of this
Barry goes all John Wick on the Chechens  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 5/20/2019 9:44 am : link
Glad that Gene didn't die. I love Henry Winkler.
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RobCarpenter : 5/20/2019 12:06 pm : link
In comment 14449607 Banks said:
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I liked it, but this show needs to a have short run. It's becoming harder and harder to believe Barry can get away with any of this


I'm hoping that season 3 is the last season. Especially now that Gene knows Barry killed his girlfriend.
RE: It upsets me  
RobCarpenter : 5/20/2019 12:07 pm : link
In comment 14449487 crackerjack465 said:
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that GoT season finale thread has 280 replies right now and this has 2.

Barry is a fantastic show.


It upsets me too. Usually I'd wait to watch Barry until the next day b/c I want to process Game of Thrones, but after that dull GoT finale I needed to see something compelling.
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crackerjack465 : 5/20/2019 12:08 pm : link
In comment 14449820 RobCarpenter said:
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In comment 14449607 Banks said:


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I liked it, but this show needs to a have short run. It's becoming harder and harder to believe Barry can get away with any of this



I'm hoping that season 3 is the last season. Especially now that Gene knows Barry killed his girlfriend.


I agree - 1, maybe 2 more episode if you want to have him on the run. I'm excited to see how it wraps up, but the setup for season 3 was fantastic.
NoHo Hank on the heroin table  
RobCarpenter : 5/20/2019 2:27 pm : link
"What Iím dealing with is an open-floor plan, so it really needs to work on its own merit."
My power went out halfway through the episode last night.  
Mr. Bungle : 5/21/2019 12:02 am : link
So I had to watch it again tonight.

I really love this show. It's like a funnier Breaking Bad. I can never predict where it's going, but it doesn't go to lame places.

Why wasn't the Chechen bullet inside Esther, though? It was just resting on her for Batir to find?

"Tell them I am best leader...ya know...we arm wrestle..."

I'm gonna miss that guy until next season.
Really fun season  
BIG FRED 1973 : 5/21/2019 8:54 am : link
Hank is the best ,i hope he gets his own spin off show
RE: NoHo Hank on the heroin table  
Section331 : 5/21/2019 9:03 am : link
In comment 14450038 RobCarpenter said:
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"What Iím dealing with is an open-floor plan, so it really needs to work on its own merit."


I think Hank is a little too over the top for my tastes, but that was a great line.

I also wonder how long they can keep this going and still be remotely believable. While I will be sad to see a great show go, it would be sadder to see it become a farce. Hader and Berg are too talented to let that happen, IMO.
RE: Really fun season  
RobCarpenter : 5/21/2019 12:07 pm : link
In comment 14450736 BIG FRED 1973 said:
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Hank is the best ,i hope he gets his own spin off show


Maybe they could do something like "Better Call Saul" with Hank.
Just watched it....very well done  
Zeke's Alibi : 5/22/2019 11:49 pm : link
They've ratcheted up the absurdism this season, but strangely it doesn't feel out of place. I agree that they should wrap this up after season 3 though. Just really no where to go from the original premise.
I didn't like the season finale  
Milton : 5/22/2019 11:59 pm : link
Loved the previous two episodes, but this last one was stupid. Nothing about the episode was believable (even by the standards set by the show) from Cousineau acting all catatonic to Barry just walking in and shooting up two armies. It's not clever, it's just taking the easy way out. And I especially didn't like Barry killing off the Chechens that he had trained. They loved him. Lots of other choices the writers could've made. A shitty final episode to what was a really fun season, if you ask me.
Don't agree with you on that, Milton  
jcn56 : 5/23/2019 12:13 am : link
Yes, you have to suspend disbelief to accept Barry singlehandedly mowing down two entire armies of drug gangs.

But - Barry killing everyone and everything in his path is who Barry is, no matter how much he doesn't want to accept it. The easy way out was for him to see the Chechen, feel sympathy for him because he trained him and to let him live. That wouldn't match the Barry we know - the one who killed Moss to save his own ass, or who killed the innocent Afghani. When he's in the zone he's a cold blooded murderer, and it wasn't until after the fact once again that he realized what he did.

I thought the finale was slow moving up front but finished up really well.
RE: Don't agree with you on that, Milton  
Milton : 5/23/2019 12:56 am : link
In comment 14453114 jcn56 said:
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Yes, you have to suspend disbelief to accept Barry singlehandedly mowing down two entire armies of drug gangs. But - Barry killing everyone and everything in his path is who Barry is, no matter how much he doesn't want to accept it.
It's awfully easy to mow down everyone in your path if the writers fix it so that nobody fires back at you. I much prefer the Barry of two episodes earlier who had a fight on his hands with the martial arts expert and his daughter. That's fun writing. Barry walking into a hornet's next of drug cartels and picking them off one by one while they cower in fear (or whatever the hell they were doing while he was waving a gun at them) is not clever writing.

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The easy way out was for him to see the Chechen, feel sympathy for him because he trained him and to let him live.
What makes that any easier than what they did? It looks to me like they made the easiest choice possible. A big disappointment compared to the cleverness of previous episodes.
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When he's in the zone he's a cold blooded murderer.
I don't have a problem with him being a cold blooded murderer, I have a problem with an enemy that doesn't shoot back. There's nothing clever or creative about Barry shooting a bunch of stick figures. It diminishes him.
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