This Barry review contains spoilers.
Barry Season 2 Episode 4
It’s only fitting that Barry follows up its funniest episode of the season with its most dramatic. This week’s episode “What?!” is almost a humorless affair, barring NoHo Hank continuing his tradition of dropping some serious Looks (Barry is forced to do a double-take after seeing his ensemble) and Gene reminding Barry that he charges extra for “private sessions.” You would think that the lack of belly laughs would be a hindrance to a show that bills itself as a comedy, but Barry is a comedy in the same way that Get Out was labeled a comedy at the Golden Globes. Labels are reductive and meaningless and anyone that’s followed the show this far realizes that Barry’s soul-searching was leading somewhere more personal and dramatic.