Barry is one of the most underrated gems in the television world. Co-created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg, the show also stars Hader as a hitman, who decides he wants to be an actor.
From the premise alone, it sounds a little old-fashioned or possibly a bit one-note, but with really surprising and subversive writing, the end result is a real under-appreciated treat.
Hader is joined by a terrific supporting cast, including Sarah Goldberg as Barry’s driven and self-centred actress girlfriend; Stephen Root as Barry’s fatherly mentor, Fuches; Henry Winkler as Barry’s acting mentor, Gene, and Anthony Carrigan as a strange and naive crime lord, NoHo Hank.
Because of the show’s contradictory depictions of a crime underworld and more banal, realistic scenes, Barry has been praised as “the new Breaking Bad”. Although it still has a while to reach those heights, it definitely feels like it is improving with each episode, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next.
Here, we will go through all the things that we would love to see in Barry’s forthcoming Season 3.