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The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott



The Bear follows Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop - The Original Beef of Chicagoland - after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he's used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother's suicide. The Bear is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As Carmy fights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family. In addition to White, this half-hour comedy stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas, with Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson in recurring roles.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abby Elliott
· Ayo Edebiri
· Ebon Moss-Bachrach
· Edwin Gibson
· Jeremy Allen White as Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto
· Lionel Boyce
· Liza Colón-Zayas
· Matty Matheson

CREW INFORMATION:
· Christopher Storer as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Hiro Murai as EP
· Joanna Calo as EP
· Josh Senior as EP
· Matty Matheson as CO-PROD
· Nate Matteson as EP
· Tyson Bidner as PROD
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re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

I've watched the first half-hour. Its fairly off-putting with the first fifteen minutes mostly made up of anger and hollering, though it eventually takes a few breaths. So far it seems like one of those Comedies where it's considered a Comedy because it's in a half-hour format. It's better served by dropping all at once because there's a chance I might watch the second episode. I doubt I'd bother if I had to wait a week.

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Lol yeah, it's kind of a stressful pilot with very little in the way of comedy. It's well done for what it is, but what ... is ... it? It kind of reminds me of that movie The Fighter but in a restaurant.

I'll keep watching it because I do like it, but it's hard to categorize it.

Joel McHale is all over the food shows lately.

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This was simultaneously stressful and enjoyable. I'd be onboard for a second season.
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re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

Just binged it over the last 3 days and thought it was fantastic. It definitely has some hilarious moments (the Ecto Cooler sequence in particular, but also a lot of the interactions between the characters), but it's played very straight. It's also the most Chicagoey thing that ever Chicagoed -- there were so many shots and references that they completely nailed. And the cast was fantastic. I don't know if the creators want to continue the story, but if so, I really hope they get a chance to do so.
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re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

i binged over 2 consecutive nights and yes, it was a great season of new tv.
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Fantastic show. One of the strongest first seasons I've seen in years.
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Looks interesting and I see that’s the cool kid from shameless on Showtime so I will check this out
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Re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

It was an enjoyable first season and was glad they put the whole season out at once. Jeremy Allen White was great, but Ayo Edebiri really shines as well.

Episode 7 was cool as one take. If you liked that, check out the film Boiling Point, which also took place at a restaurant and was done in one take.
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Re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

Man, what a surprisingly good show and yet...very little marketing or word of mouth.

Stressed out like the characters watching episodes but take solace knowing it's only gonna be for 30 minutes....

...but what a ride it is.
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^ They advertise it a lot on FX and FXX, unsurprisingly

The more I think about this show the more impressed I am with it, I do hope they make more but streaming renewals seem to be getting tougher to come by.
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Re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

Renewed: https://deadline.com/2022/07/the-bea...fx-1235063848/
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Re: The Bear (Hulu) - S: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott

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Yes, Chef!
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Finished this up. It's a decent show, but the characters constantly yelling over top of each other gets annoying.

The actress who plays Sydney is great.

The show keeps making me hungry.

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Binged this over the weekend. Great show, IMO. Episode 7 was 20 minutes of pure stress. Surprised they got Bernthal for such a small part.

Question though.
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Mike took out the big loan and over time hid all that money in the tomato cans (per his notes and the letters on the bottom of the cans) to leave for Carmy. But how does that help them when Carmy still has to pay back that loan?


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Surprised they got Bernthal for such a small part.

I'm going to guess that had to do with Ebon Moss-Bachrach calling in a favor since they were on The Punisher together.
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Oh, and on the topic of Ebon....seeing a very clearly Boston actor playing someone from Chicago was a bit jarring.
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Regarding your question, I saw this interview with the creator:
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The cash in the tomato cans was Uncle Jimmy’s (Oliver Platt) $300,000 loan, yes? (Minus the one can Carmy tossed in the pilot.)

Yes. We wanted to reveal that even though Michael was an addict, he was telling the truth when he told Uncle Jimmy he wanted to franchise, which in this case meant opening a restaurant with Carmy. Michael thought he could break the familial cycle and start something fresh and not “at fucked,” which may have been his way of processing his own disease, his own addiction, which he unfortunately didn’t get to see into fruition. I also think it was very beneficial at the time for Jimmy to have a way to clean some money.

How did the cash get in the sealed cans?

There is a semi-automatic electric can-seamer at the restaurant, which is a quick process and very easy to use. Michael was most likely instructed to not put the money in the bank for myriad tax reasons. In his scattered state, the processing of the tomato cans really felt like he was starting to build something, felt more like a real plan of action to him. A safe felt too safe, too obvious.

I know it sounds completely absurd, but in researching various kitchens, I was really shocked how many stories and articles I had come across or heard about where money or drugs were found in sealed aluminum tomato cans. I guess the police dogs can’t smell anything over the acidic tomatoes and I definitely think Michael had heard some version of that somewhere.

Trying to understand the windfall here: If it’s the $300,000 (minus one can), but Jimmy is holding Carmy to Michael’s loan (minus the credit from the two Season 1 parties), how is Carmy going to turn The Original Beef of Chicagoland into the Bear? There are also IRS and vendor issues. Is this more than $300,000? Or is the idea here that they’ll just keep the debts and use the money as seed money for The Bear, which will hopefully pay off the debts?

This is the question we wanted to end with and hopefully get to explore in a second season. Carmy gets some closure with his brother, but then how does he handle this going forward? How can he build something new and start from a more positive place?

There’s something beautiful in the idea that Carmy could have found this right off the bat if he would have made the spaghetti in the pilot, but then maybe he would have burnt out similarly to the way Michael did. I think by not discovering this immediately, he really learned the difficult lesson that not only was he sort of trying to “fix” this restaurant for all the wrong reasons, but that he also couldn’t do it himself. He finds in Sydney someone he had a shorthand with. They will definitely use this money as a seed, but Jimmy will be in the mix.
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Just finished this up. Thought it was fabulous. Have already put Ayo Edebiri into the echelon of Stanley Tucci in Murder One, Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, Drea Di Matteo in The Sopranos and Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul as one of the best and most fascinating TV supporting performances I have ever seen. The pilot was almost too much to go through. But glad I stuck with it. Really original and moving show. Can't wait to see what they do in Season Two.
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Just finished this up. Thought it was fabulous. Have already put Ayo Edebiri into the echelon of Stanley Tucci in Murder One, Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, Drea Di Matteo in The Sopranos and Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul as one of the best and most fascinating TV supporting performances I have ever seen. The pilot was almost too much to go through. But glad I stuck with it. Really original and moving show. Can't wait to see what they do in Season Two.
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That is, in my opinion, exceedingly high praise of which I am not worthy. But I thank you.
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Just finished this up. Thought it was fabulous. Have already put Ayo Edebiri into the echelon of Stanley Tucci in Murder One, Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, Drea Di Matteo in The Sopranos and Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul as one of the best and most fascinating TV supporting performances I have ever seen. The pilot was almost too much to go through. But glad I stuck with it. Really original and moving show. Can't wait to see what they do in Season Two.


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