The Bear Season 2
- By Nina Sventitsky
- Photo Courtesy of FX
I did not know how much I missed the characters and storyline of The Bear’s first season. If you are a fan of Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) as I am, you were not surprised by his performance in The Bear, which dropped in Spring of 2022. Carmine (Carmy) is a chef at a michelin-noted NY eatery who gets called back home to Chicago after a family tragedy, to run his family’s sandwich shop known as the Beef. We follow him as he introduces professional-level discipline in his kitchen, scrambles to keep the cash flow above the red line and struggle with his addictions.
The Bear’s cast is stellar and will return for Season 2. Along with the regulars are Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) in an as yet unnamed role, and Molly Gordon (Shiva Baby) as Carmy’s ex-girlfriend. The first season ended with an amazing discovery of wads of cash to save the day, and a sign hung on the door that said “The Beef is closing. Thank you for your patronage. The Bear is coming.” Until I saw this in the last frames of Season 1, I thought “The Bear”was a person.
Season 2 has an additional two episodes (vs. Season 1). I took to this series as I did Ted Lasso, because it delivers similar poignancy, and moments of humor and reality.
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