The Bear: The second season already has a critical rating
In the best of television awards season in 2022, The Bear (100%) won the best awards in the acting part: The Golden Globe, The Sag Awards and the Critics’ Award for Jeremy Allen White, star of the series.
Both the press and the public agreed on the successes of the program that showed the viewer the chaotic day-to-day life of a restaurant in a Chicago neighborhood, while delving into the motivations of the characters and their relationship with the local.
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The Bear (100%) follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Allen White), a young chef from the world of haute cuisine who returns to her home Chicago to run the restaurant of his family’s sandwiches, The Original Beef of Chicagoland.
Returning home from the death of her brother (Jon Bernthal), Carmy finds herself a world away from the environments she was used to in New York and sets out to transform her family’s sandwich shop, while dealing with other budding cooks with a desire to innovate and their own professional and family conflicts.
If the first season was like discovering a jewel lost in the sea of streaming, the second part promises not to disappoint. The first reviews of The Bear (100%) say that it outdoes itself (more?) with a script that feels polished and a conflict that doesn’t just continue the story we knew and takes risks with twists we didn’t expect.
If the journalists who have already seen the new episodes can say anything, it is that we are facing a solid program thanks to its emerging talent, young and mature actors, who do not waste a single blink to demonstrate their histrionic registers.
It is mentioned in the reviews that they were left behind the anxious days of working in the kitchen, the sound of cuts, arguments and the sound of pots. This is a different story, with a staff in new roles (Ayo Edebiri, Liza Colón-Zayas, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lionel Boyce), but the emotional magic is still there, resulting in a raw look at the crucial themes of the series: family, friendship, professional uncertainty.
The second season of The Bear (100%) opens this June 22 in the United States and will have 10 chapters. For Mexico and Latin America, there is still no release date.
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Here are the most outstanding reviews of the second season of The Bear (100%):
- Therese Lacson in Collider: There is a recurring motto that comes up over and over again from making every second count, and though it stumbles once or twice, The Bear Season 2 utilizes every second, even when the scene is slower and less chaotic. This is a newer, more polished season. It’s one that, like the new restaurant of the same name, has evolved beyond its rougher beginnings to become another course that leaves us hungry for more.
- Chris Evangelista on Slash Film: But instead of just recreating the same dish, The Bear season 2 is cooking up something different. It still looks and feels like the show we met in Season 1, but there’s some fresh food here that I don’t think many viewers expect. As the characters continue to evolve, grow, change, to become not different characters but more developed individuals, The Bear guides us through several courses, each one more delicious than the last.
- Alison Herman in Variety: The Bear is best when it relies on the masochistic obsession of its protagonists without indulging in their egotistical narratives. (…) These are people on a quixotic, self-defeating quest for excellence, developing their skills at the same rate as the show.
- Brandon Yu on The Wrap: This new season of The Bear is tearing it all down, literally and otherwise manner; a reshuffle that allows for changes big and small that mostly result in the show cementing itself as one of the best on television.
- Angie Han in The Hollywood Reporter: The series doubles down on its deep affection for the characters and the relationship between them, and in doing so, delivers a second season that’s even more delicious than the first.
- Kristen Baldwin at Entertainment Weekly: This time around, there’s no shortage of ingredients: In the heartwarming sophomore season, Storer layers insights into the characters in her kitchen, linking the brokenness of his past with the anxiety and ambition of his present. (…) The Bear offers 10 new episodes that are reliably intense and easy to watch, but even more tender.
- Nick Allen on The Playlist: The gripping and moving FX series presents its intelligent drama in this tasty second season. (…) The Bear still has its heady touch, because it stays true to something Chicagoans know: Chicago has the best food in the world.
- Richard Roeper in Chicago Sun-Times: Almost every major character in the season 2 of this darkly funny, beautifully written, and at times deeply moving story in tough Chicago, The Bear lean into the next chapter of their lives with energy and passion. (…) In the first season, The Bear showed the promise of greatness. In season two, that promise is fulfilled.
- Kelly Lawler in USA Today: Like a well-cooked meal, The Bear mixes all the sweet, sour, salty and bitter parts of life to make something delicious.
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