Barry Season 3, Episode 4 Recap & Review: Past Destroys PresentTitle: “crazytimesh*tshow”Air date: May 12, 2022The short of it: Launched into a new register after last episode’s paradigm-shifting revelations, “crazytimesh*tshow” hurdles Barry into new circles of hell summoned by Barry’s past sins.Reviewing last week’s episode, I brought up the concept of the sword of Damocles. At that moment, I invoked the mythical blade because of Fuches’ dastardly machinations to weaponize his and Barry’s shared past to ruin his former proétgé. With “crazytimesh*tshow,” the swords multiply, dipping even further into the past to dredge up ways to tighten the net. The episode opens…
Author: Devin McGrath-Conwell
A lifetime of failings rush in to confront Barry in a paradigm-shifting episode that takes to the halfway point of season 3.
The following is a review of the entire 6-episode mini-series The Essex Serpent. Nonetheless, I have written the piece in a way to avoid discussing the plot. You can consider this a spoiler-free reflection on the series as a whole. I cannot quite remember how I found the book, but during my last semester of college, I sat wrapped in a blanket with a glass of wine tearing through Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent. Perry’s sophomore novel, The Essex Serpent enthralled me. A rich tapestry narrative of Victorian England, Perry sinks the hooks with a tense prologue before revealing her…
With ‘The Innocents’ (2022), writer-director Eskil Vogt undermines his cinematic talent by rolling out an archaic story.
Barry Season 3, Episode 3 Recap & Review: Reckoning AscendantTitle: “ben mendelsohn”Air date: May 8, 2022The short of it: The initial burst of chaos from the opening two episodes settles into a quiet reckoning where faces old and new turn on Barry.At the end of my review last week, I floated the question of whether or not Barry was now the villain of his own story. Episode three may not answer that question directly, but it takes pains to circle the plot wagons in a way that points us towards Barry’s possible reckoning. If season three so far has been focused on…
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