BARRY SEASON 3 REVIEW
HBO’s hottest dark comedy crime thriller is back, and it’s got everything, panther fights, Grand Theft Auto motorcycle gang chases, silver fox Henry Winkler in the greatest performance of his already illustrious career (Henry Twinkler, which is a guy in a Fonzie costume made entirely out of latex who does that thing where he hits the side of a jukebox to make it play a song, but the jukebox is actually a short Chechian guy who only knows the words to ABBA’s Fernando), and Bill Hader returning as Barry, further proving that he is not just the genius comedian from Saturday Night Live, but in fact one of the finest dramatic actors working. After the events of season two, where Fuches (Stephen Root) told Mr Cousineau (Winkler) that Barry murdered his girlfriend, the cop Janice Moss, a depressed Barry returns to contract killing finding no joy in anything in his life. Barry’s relationship with Sally (Sarah Goldberg) has become stagnant, as Sally is deep in production on Joplin, a semi-autobiographical TV series. Meanwhile, NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) is happily living his best life with Bolivian gang lord Cristobal (Michael Irby). Cousineau threatens to expose Barry over Moss’ murder, but Barry decides that if he can help get his mentor’s career back on track, all will be forgiven. Rose, Eliot, Spider-Mike, and T.C. discuss the highlights of this intense, incredible show, but can they agree on how it stacks up against the previous two, award winning seasons?
CREATED BY: Alec Berg and Bill Hader
STARRING: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler, Sarah Burns, Michael Irby, D’Arcy Carden, Mark Ivanir, Chris Marquette, Karen David, Jessy Hodges, Nikita Bugolyubov, Troy Caylak, JB Blanc, Nick Gracer, James Hiroyuki Liao, Andrew Leeds, Patricia Fa’asua, Elizabeth Perkins, Elsie Fisher, Miguel Sandoval, Eli Michael Kaplan, Laura San Giacomo, Fred Melamed, Robert Wisdom, Jolene Van Vugt, Joe Mantegna
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Rose Mattox (Screener Squad, Eye On The Prize)
Originally hailing from Austin then Houston, Rose has been an avid movie and TV fanatic pretty much since birth. She spends spending her days watching Star Trek reruns, 60’s spy fiction, and Audrey Hepburn movies with her beloved minion (see: dog Riley). She also occasionally dabbles in comedy, screenwriting, as well as graphic and interior design. Rose has been contributing to One of Us since 2019 as a member of the Screener Squad, as well as making regular appearances on Eye on the Prize during awards season. She can be found on Twitter at @nightattheopera.
Eliot Nelson (Screener Squad, Staff Writer)
Soaked in the soggy rains of Seattle, Eliot developed a love of sci-fi, movies, cartoons, heavy metal, and all of geekdom. Pursuing his passion for the written word, he got his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He has since worked exclusively in the foodservice industry, like any liberal arts major worth their salt. Eliot wiles away the hours listening to movie reviews, writing his epic sci-fi novel, and consuming as much media as possible. His favorite movies include The Lord of the Rings, City of God, Dawn of the Dead, and Groundhog Day. When not rambling to himself about the ineptness of entertainment executives, Eliot posts infrequently on Twitter and squawks regularly on his podcast The Debasement Tapes.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
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