This Barry review contains spoilers.
Barry Season 2 Episode 3
Three episodes into Barry’s second season, I’m still surprised by the show’s firm command over its seemingly disparate tragicomic tone. “Past Equals Present x Future Over Yesterday” is simultaneously the season’s funniest episode while also being its darkest. Between Noho Hank’s dream sequence cold open, the odd couple pairing of Fuches and Detective Loach, and gags like Hank’s unnecessary translator and the Quinceañera store, the laughs flow easily but never distract from Barry’s desperate struggle to distance himself from his violent past.
We already knew Bill Hader was a phenomenal performer before Barry. On SNL, he drew comparisons to Phil Hartman for the way that he shined not only as the anchor of a sketch,