It is the season of farewells. In addition to the final seasons of Succession and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that premiered recently, today we resume the great and heavy Barry, also coming to an end in its fourth season.
A personal project of comedian Bill Hader, the plot of the Barry series is relatively simple: Barry Berkman (Hader) is a sociopath and former American soldier who has a talent for killing and goes on to have a commercial career by “eliminating” people. In a moment of a personal crisis, he is sent to California to kill the unfaithful wife of a Russian mobster. Amidst the narcissistic universe of Hollywood, Barry’s personal difficulties are minimal and he discovers himself with a new job alternative: being an actor. However, his recent past has many open lines and even managing to tie some – by luck or efficiency – destiny brings some obstacles that he cannot solve.
At the end of season 3, torturously, Barry believes he has compensated for the murder of his mentor’s girlfriend, Professor Cousineau (Henry Winkler), by resurrecting his career, but he was ‘betrayed’ and ended up behind bars, where we will meet him again. Cousineau may be being hailed as a hero, but Barry’s arrest is just the beginning of more trouble, and as HBO warns, it will be “explosive and hilarious.”
Barry has been a hit with audiences and critics alike, with 9 Emmys, including Lead Actor (Bill Hader) and Supporting Actor (Henry Winkler). Iconic characters like Noho Hank (Anthony Carrigan), Fuches (Stephen Root), and Sally (Sarah Goldberg), among others, will be returning.
The seven episodes are:
Episode 1: “Yikes”
Are you mad at me?
Episode 2: “Best Place in the World”
Episode 3: “You’re Charming”
What’s wrong with you?
Episode 4: “It Takes a Psychopath”
Episode 5: “Complicated Legacies”
Things have changed.
Episode 6: “The Wizard”
Lock the door.
Episode 7: “A Good Meal”
I was talking about office supplies!