Why ‘Barry’ deserves to be your next summer binge
Quick question: Why on earth haven’t you checked out Barry yet?
Dramedy is a word I refuse to use. In part because it sounds like off-brand motion sickness medication, but mostly because it’s very rarely the right word to use. Just because one episode of The Big Bang Theory pulled at your heartstrings and Tyrion Lannister occasionally gets a zinger in after a Game of Thrones massacre, those series aren’t “dramedies.” That being said, I’m willing to break my rule for HBO’s Barry, the truest dramedy on television and the most underrated show of this past spring.
Alec Berg (Silicon Valley’s executive producer) and Bill Hader (SNL alumnus) head up this tale of “a hitman searching for some direction.” Hader portrays the eponymous Barry, a former marine turned contract killer who comes to Los Angeles to complete a job for the Chechen mob. While tracking the target of the hit (a fitness trainer named Ryan), Barry stumbles into the world of amateur acting. Within seconds of being on stage, he decides to leave behind his life as a professional killer and pursue his newfound showbiz dream. Of course, leaving such a violent profession won’t be easy. Read more…More about Entertainment, Hbo, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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