It’s the end of an era for fans of one of the most beloved TV shows of all time – Barry has come to a close on Showmax. The fourth and final season is now streaming, and it’s already garnering rave reviews. With a 99% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a spot on the Best TV Shows of 2023 list, this season is not to be missed.
If you’re not already familiar with Barry, it’s a show about a hitman named Barry Berkman (played brilliantly by Bill Hader) who is trying to make it as an actor. As you can imagine, those two worlds don’t always play well together. But it’s the combination of intense action and hilarious comedy that makes this show truly stand out.
Over the course of the show’s run, it’s racked up an impressive 50 awards and nine Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Hader. And it’s not hard to see why. The show’s characters are deeply flawed and incredibly relatable, and the writing is top-notch.
But all good things must come to an end, and Barry is no exception. The final season picks up with Barry’s former acting coach being hailed as a hero after Barry’s arrest. And from there, things only get more intense.
Without giving away any spoilers, let’s just say that the middle of season four is something you won’t see coming. But it’s a perfect example of what makes this show so great – the characters are all performing in some way, and it begs the question of whether they can ever truly change who they are.
As for the cast and crew, they’re feeling bittersweet about the show’s end. Hader directed all the episodes of the final season and was exhausted by the end of it. But he also loves the cast and crew and found it tough to say goodbye to them.
So if you haven’t already watched Barry, now is the time to start. As AwardsWatch says, it’s “truly spectacular…one of the greatest shows of the last century.” And as Collider puts it, “There’s really nothing else out there like Barry, and, now that it’s ending, who knows if there ever will be again?”