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Barry Season 1 (HBO)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by mattCR, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. MarkMel

    MarkMel Cinematographer

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    'She's definitely not human'
     
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    That was some whack shit. Bill Hader wrote and directed, so I'm guessing the ski mask version of him was to mask a stunt double to fight with a real kickboxer pro stunt man so Hader was free to help choreograph that whack shit. But it was pretty funny. And when the daughter went all Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I was laughing out loud. Thanks, Barry.
     
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    Loving this show. Last week was whack!

     
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    I know everyone is all about GoT right now, but, yeah -- Sunday night's Barry was a trip-and-a-half.

    Holy shit, the shot of the girl climbing up the tree, and perching atop a roof like she's goddamn X-23 was the funniest fucking thing I've ever seen.

    ("Also...I don't think she's of this world.")
     
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    "so.. you get it"
    "Oh yeah, we get it.."

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    Holy fuck, that shootout in the monastery. This weekend has been very good for hitman-fiction.

    Season 2 is a godsend. This has become the first half-hour show, let alone a comedy, that's grabbed me the way Breaking Bad and The Americans did. Winkler's monologue about the summer-camp sex comedy Barry auditions for might be the moment his entire career has built to. Stephen Root basically plays a competent version of his character from No Country for Old Men, and has that Coens sinister-vibe down pat. And the little doses of satire about the entertainment industry are almost too realistic, like the way Sally automatically dissects and dismisses the pilot she gets offered.

    But it's the straight-up lurid badassery that is utterly incredible. They spent an entire episode constructing a fight-sequence akin to the Raid movies that somehow got stuck in something Paul Thomas Anderson would do. And Bill Hader is not only an incredible actor on this, but I never expected him to have this kind of physicality to go all Chow Yun-fat on a few dozen drug-dealers.

    He's like Michael Keaton as Batman: he goes to the darkest reaches of his mind to play the role while never losing his charm. Hell, get him a comic-book role. There's at least three Batman villains he could do. Better yet, have Disney use Fox to do a Marvel Knights series of films, and get him for Daredevil.
     
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    Absolutely. I've seen Hader in other stuff so I knew he was a pretty good actor but he's far better in this role than I would have ever expected.
     
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    "You guys are like Fleetwood Mac: You break up, you get back together, and make great albums -- like The Best Of Fleetwood Mac!"
     
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    Really fun series to watch. Try recommending it to someone and explain what it is about!
    "It's a comedy...but really grim at times, about an assassin who wants to be an actor. It's stars a guy from SNL and the weird dude from 'Office Space" who also voiced Bill on 'King of the Hill'."

    I get funny looks and then the people say, "Oh...yeah. Uh, sounds great."
     
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