Taking It Down: How ‘Barry’ Features Others, What’s To Like About ‘Love & Death,’ and Outrageousness in ‘Somebody Somewhere’

Irreverent Southern outsiders’ TV analysis, initiating conversation for the time constrained. Use the timestamps to avoid spoilers!

We begin with a few brief thoughts on the writers’ strike and what that may mean for television: just look at past strikes (1:36). Then, it’s the fourth episode of the fourth and final season of Barry, which allows for a lot of its characters not only to carry the episode but also tell large parts of their story (6:36).

A listener gets a shoutout and thanks (17:50) before we give the hosts their hellos (18:27). After a break: a discussion on what’s working very well for Love & Death on HBO Max (20:07). Finally, we get incredibly tickled on the outrageousness of the second episode of this season of Somebody Somewhere — unless you watched, it may not be what you expect (35:17).

Stream the episode with the player above or easily find it in any podcast app by searching for Taking It Down. A transcript of the episode appears on the second page.

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3 comments on “Taking It Down: How ‘Barry’ Features Others, What’s To Like About ‘Love & Death,’ and Outrageousness in ‘Somebody Somewhere’

  1. Anonymous

    I completely missed that Barry is actually moving forward seven years – when I watched the episode, I assumed it was part of a dream sequence.

    Also didn’t make the Candy-Love and Death connection at all. The characters are fairly interesting – Jesse Plemons in his awkward doughiness (that haircut is spectacular), Elizabeth Olsen as a very believable psychopath – but it seems like the story has been very slow to develop, at least early on.

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