1 (edited by paisley1 2024-05-20 17:37:38)

Topic: The Bear [Dramedy]

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The Bear | Official Trailer

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A young chef, Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto, inherits his family's Italian beef sandwich shop after the suicide of his older brother. He comes home to Chicago to run it, leaving behind his world of working in a Michelin star restaurant. He is left to deal with his brother's unresolved debts, a rundown kitchen, and an unruly staff, while dealing with his own pain and family trauma.

Airs on Hulu, FX, and Disney+.

2 (edited by paisley1 2024-01-14 18:16:21)

Re: The Bear [Dramedy]

When this first came out a couple years ago, I wasn't in the mood for a slice of life show like this, but recently it's been getting high praise in the awards circuit so I marathoned it.  It's really good.  Richie played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach is very believable and steals the show.  At first it kinda reminded me of the movie Waiting... with Ryan Reynolds and Dane Cook, but The Bear is more of a drama than a comedy, there's some situational humor, but for the most part it's just stress and trauma.

The season 2 episode called Fishes, is a 1 hour 6 minute flashback, which basically felt like a self contained movie within the show, and Jamie-Lee Curtis plays this crazy mom that is the reason why her sons are such good cooks, and that episode was so good I had to create a forum just to let you guys know.  Check it out.

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Re: The Bear [Dramedy]

paisley1 wrote:

When this first came out a couple years ago, I wasn't in the mood for a slice of life show like this, but recently it's been getting high praise in the awards circuit so I marathoned it.  It's really good.  Richie played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach is very believable and steals the show.  At first it kinda reminded me of the movie Waiting... with Ryan Reynolds and Dane Cook, but The Bear is more of a drama than a comedy, there's some situational humor, but for the most part it's just stress and trauma.

The season 2 episode called Fishes, is a 1 hour 6 minute flashback, which basically felt like a self contained movie within the show, and Jamie-Lee Curtis plays this crazy mom that is the reason why her sons are such good cooks, and that episode was so good I had to create a forum just to let you guys know.  Check it out.

That episode did my head in.  If my family were like that I think I'd disown them.

2020.  Meh.

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Re: The Bear [Dramedy]

The trailer makes me believe that there's lots of drama, which I currently have enough of in my own life. big_smile

5 (edited by paisley1 2024-01-17 01:19:58)

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@graybags, 2x06 was chaos portrayed at it's finest, and ya, I'd want out of that family too.  Next season though, I'd like to see Jamie-Lee Curtis in a more central role.

@Lighton, very mood dependent viewing, I binged it all at once because I was in the mood, so wait til that happens for you. 

My only complaint was that sometimes the background music was louder than the actors dialogue, and I found myself enjoying this great music, instead of following the story.  It made me check my audio system, lolz.

*Coincidentally:  Ebon Moss-Bachrach won the Critics Choice Award and Emmy.  Almost everyone on this show won Emmy's for season 2, the show itself won best comedy.