And we hear throughout the entire episode about how only this job is supposedly the best use of Barry's skills, but all we see is him going to auditions, clubbing with his new friends, and meeting with various contacts.
I kinda like the idea that Stephen Root is probably penny-pinching with Barry in terms of necessary supplies (crappy cars, no silencers, cheap hotels) and probably pocketing the overage.
Also, Sepinwall's reviews indicate that things get very dark as the season progresses, so I'm not going to be quick to say that the hitman-angle is immediately disposable, either. Guessing it gradually becomes more of a focus.
I'm a sucker for the "crazy stuff happening behind a guy who is unaware" gag so that part cracked me up. I was surprised by how much funnier this episode was than the first. Not that the first one wasn't funny but it seemed more melancholia mixed with humor.
I laughed so hard at this exchange with the police officers:
"Ryan and I did a bunch of scenes together -- we did Shakespeare in Love. Have you seen that movie?"
"We did Breaking the Waves -- have you seen that movie?"
"We did Dogville -- have you seen that movie?"
"Uh-uh...no, no...wait -- I saw that one."
Need to start an official "Season 2" thread for this one, but this one's already off and running and firing on all cylinders just two episodes in. Sunday night's episode was the "holy shit"-moment, but I think Henry Winkler deserves to win a second Emmy just for his explanation of what a "Dennehy Balloon" is. I thought the McBride/Green/Hill-triad made the deep cuts, but that's a masterstroke.
We just started watching season1, we’ve seen the first two episodes. I’ve hardly read the thread, since we don’t want spoilers. I’ll just say we are loving this very strange show. The bald guy playing on of the gangsters is a blast. There’s so many little touches, like the crying detective.