The Bear was honestly a pleasant surprise that triggers anxiety. A hidden study in processing grief, I can’t wait to see the second season of this FX drama.
A gritty tale of cooking and grief. The Bear reflects a relatable struggle: finding our way in life by leaving behind our ghosts. Starring Jeremy Allen White as Carmy, the show is a comedy drama that is able to do both tense seriousness and joyful humour. It’s genuinely one of the finest shows this year.
Putting the human story and drama on the side, the series is so immersive that you can smell the grease on the wall, and it is elevated by placing the characters at the front of the action. When Carmy is anxious is sad, I felt the same feelings. Some people might find it annoying; I loved it.
On the other hand, if we ignore the cooking setting, the show still shines…a lot. It’s a drama about a dysfunctional family, strangers thrown together, all too familiar with their fights and foibles. The group is trying to adapt to new variables while dealing with life, its difficulties, and its trauma.
Should you watch it?
The show hits you right when you don’t expect it. It’s a great study on trauma and processing grief wrapped up in a cooking story. With only eight episodes, most a half-hour, The Bear is a funny, tense, and riveting binge.