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.
  1. Episode 10 The Bear
    The Bear Season-Finale Recap: Friends and Family The Bear may not be the best thing for Carmy right now and vice versa.
  2. Episode 9 Omelette
    The Bear Recap: Unforced Errors Why is it so hard to believe things might go right for this group?
  3. Episode 8 Bolognese
    The Bear Recap: Fire Suppression Is Claire Carmy’s girlfriend or just a girl who’s his friend?
  4. Episode 7 Forks
    The Bear Recap: Every Second Counts Richie finds his purpose as another surprise guest pops into The Bear.
  5. Episode 6 Fishes
    The Bear Recap: The Christmas Guests A jaw-dropping flashback episode serves up seven fishes and a buffet of cameos.
  6. Episode 5 Pop
    The Bear Recap: Can’t Hardly Wait There’s a party in the ’burbs and we’re all invited.
  7. Episode 4 Honeydew
    The Bear Recap: Velkommen til Danmark Marcus ventures abroad and even deeper into our hearts.
  8. Episode 3 Sundae
    The Bear Recap: Partner Problems In which Carmy Googles the definition of fun and Sydney takes us on a tour of some of Chicago’s best spots.
  9. Episode 2 Pasta
    The Bear Recap: Chaos Menu But Thoughtful Look at Carmy learning to open himself up to others … sort of.
  10. Episode 1 Beef
    The Bear Season-Premiere Recap: Ground Berf Season two kicks off in characteristically stressful fashion, as Carmy and Co. jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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    Pretty Much Everyone Was Dying to Guest-Star on The BearHaving so many actors clamoring to be in season two was a gift to the casting team but also made for some tough decisions.
  8. close read
    The Donna EffectThe Bear’s chaotic matriarch is the Berzatto family’s foundational world, cracks and all.
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    The Real Chefs Behind The Bear Made Way More Than 7 FishesMatty Matheson and Courtney ‘Coco’ Storer talk chaos menus, dream pasta, and trauma cannoli.
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    The Bear’s Chris Witaske on Being the Berzattos’ Pain Sponge“Pete is a bit of an empath.”
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