The Bear

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“Watching The Bear, an FX production that streams exclusively on Hulu starting today, is like being Sydney on her first day. You immediately get dropped onto a spinning culinary carousel and have to find your equilibrium on your own. Under the stewardship of series creator Christopher Storer, who wrote or co-wrote four of the eight episodes and directed five, The Bear does not bother to explain its restaurant lingo, immediately lay out character backstories, or even establish itself firmly as a comedy or drama. (Note: It’s both.) There is no time. Dinner service starts in 20 minutes, and Carmy and his co-workers have sandwiches to make. If you need your hand held, just put your right one in your left one and keep it moving.” — Jen Chaney ”The Bear Never Stops Moving

  1. Episode 8 Braciole
    The Bear Season-Finale Recap: Let It Rip The crew starts a new chapter as they reconcile with the pain from the past.
  2. Episode 7 Review
    The Bear Recap: Are We Good? This episode lasted just long enough for the Beef to completely implode.
  3. Episode 6 Ceres
    The Bear Recap: A Delicate Ecosystem Because what Chicagoan hasn’t been at a bar at 6:45 a.m.?
  4. Episode 5 Sheridan
    The Bear Recap: Say Matte! Exploding toilets, bad breakers, and parking lot coke deals knock The Original Beef gang down but not out.
  5. Episode 4 Dogs
    The Bear Recap: Who Puts Ketchup on a Hot Dog? Carmen and Richie go to the burbs, make some food, and manage to dose a whole bunch of children.
  6. Episode 3 Brigade
    The Bear Recap: Charge of the Beef Brigade It’s Michael’s birthday and no one is celebrating.
  7. Episode 2 Hands
    The Bear Recap: Health-Inspector Blues Joel McHale and Oliver Platt dip into the series as a couple of nightmares from Carmy’s past that bleed into his present.
  8. Episode 1 System
    The Bear Series-Premiere Recap: Ballbreaker Set in a worn-down Chicago restaurant, The Bear tells the story of superstar chef Carmen Berzatto, who’s come home to take over the family business.

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