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    It’s definitely a dramedy but I personally always thought Barry was funny in a dark, twisted way…

     

     

     

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    Barry is hilarious

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    It’s definitely a dramedy but I personally always thought Barry was funny in a dark, twisted way…

    Indeed. Thay achieve that perfectly in the first season and what helped that was Barry’s kind of apathy and stiffness.

    When he start to loose his feeling and reflects on his actions the thing just got plain serious. Basically the twist in the season 1 finale darkened the show to a point of no return because for the first time he had to kill over a context he was emotionally invested. And that is not a problem, the narrative asked for that and was really well executed (as a dramatic story).

    The show still keeps great comic reliefs, specially Anthony Carrigan. And Bill Hader’s overall ludicrous irony is impressive. Both of them would be fine winners.

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    Noho Hanks texts to Barry in season 1 cracked me up so much. I love Anthony Carrigan in this role.

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    I’ll never understand the claims that Barry is more drama than comedy

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    I think Barry is only considered a comedy because of the people involved. It’s much more dramatic than something like Killing Eve.

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    I rewatched Fleabag Season 2 last night and I think I liked it better the second time around because I regret everything I said about Andrew Scott. He was sensational in the show. I’m still thinking I’m going with “ronny/lily” for directing though because it’s so much more of an Emmy bait type of episode directing-wise.

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    I’ll never understand the claims that Barry is more drama than comedy

    Yes. Barry has some extremely dark moments, but I think it’s definitely comedy. The first season had a bit of trouble balancing the comedy and drama, but season 2 pulled it off wonderfully.

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    Yes. Barry has some extremely dark moments, but I think it’s definitely comedy. The first season had a bit of trouble balancing the comedy and drama, but season 2 pulled it off wonderfully.

    This is really interesting for me to read, because I absolutely believe season 1 had a better balance. Season 2 is heavier, darker and definitely a drama, with some extremely funny moments (but not particularly frequent). I’m aware I’m in the minority with this assessment, but I just can’t perceive season 2 any other way.

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    I think Barry is only considered a comedy because of the people involved. It’s much more dramatic than something like Killing Eve.

    Both were running concurrently this season, and yes, Barry might have more “jokes” but the tone of Killing Eve is very fun and breezy where the tone of Barry is dark and dramatic, so I would agree with you.

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    I mean to be fair, Bill Hader warned people for a while Season 2 would be much darker than Season 1. So the Academy is responsible for the possible category fraud. However, I still think it’s still considered a comedy contender because it’s only a half-hour. If they extend the episodes in the future seasons, they’ll probably stick in into drama. There should just be a dramedy category lol.

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    After the death of a certain character on Barry, it go SO much more darker.

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    This is really interesting for me to read, because I absolutely believe season 1 had a better balance. Season 2 is heavier, darker and definitely a drama, with some extremely funny moments (but not particularly frequent). I’m aware I’m in the minority with this assessment, but I just can’t perceive season 2 any other way.

    True, the second season was darker. But I think season 1 took awhile to find its footing, while the show had already figured out what it was trying to be in season 2. The much greater writing made it so that the comedy and drama blended much better than in the first season. Barry’s got some extremely dramatic moments, but most of them in season 2 still had touches of humor. Season 1 was lacking this for almost of the dramatic moments, and really only started to get it right closer to the end. Meanwhile, the dramatic moments in season 2 that have no comedy present hit so much harder than the ones in the first season. I should actually rewatch the first season sometime. I remember I wasn’t really into it when it started, but as it went on, I realized it was showing much more promise, and by the end, I realized that it probably works much better from a narrative structure if you go back and watch it. That way, you can see what it was really trying to accomplish, and appreciate it more. For example, I didn’t like Fuches as a character in the first season. But then, by the end I realized he was the true villain. After that, I loved him in season 2, as he got to truly embrace the role, while also becoming a much more developed character.

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    In the name of all that is good and holy, Fleabag must be demolished Sunday night. Not one single Emmy. The very integrity of the awards is at stake. You can’t give best comedy series to a wisp of a show that clocks in at a mere 132 minutes of episodic TV. GoT, the average runtime per ep was close to, what; an hour 25 minutes? That’s like getting an episode and a half extra than the 6 they agreed to.

    ANYTHING. BUT. FLEABAG.
    ANYONE. BUT. PWB.

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