The Bear

The Bear
Released: 23rd June, 2022

About The Bear

The Bear is a new FX Hulu series, created by Ramy veteran Christopher Storer, also co-showrunner with Joanna Calo. The series focuses on Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto. After a run as chef at some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world, Carmy returns to take control of the family eatery after his brother’s shocking suicide. 


Plot


Carmy, a young fine-dining chef, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.


Critic Reviews

  • A darkly funny, frenetic and intense gem that will make you very hungry and most likely will ring the bell of authenticity for anyone who has ever worked or is currently employed in the restaurant business.

    Rating: 88/100
    Chicago Sun Times
  • Despite its eight-episode first season falling frustratingly into the tropes of the volatile, violent kitchen and the Genius Chef tasked with keeping it all together, The Bear manages to elevate its product with some strong performances and a deep well of relatable anguish in its characters.

    Rating: 75/100
    Consequence
  • The season climaxes in well-earned, nearly unwatchable pandemonium, and then in emotional resolutions that are perhaps too tidy. I mostly bought into the intensity and delirium of the journey without always being sure if it was a trip I was enjoying.

    Rating: 70/100
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • While “The Bear” may not be one of the best shows in the world, its own act of service is appreciated. Storer and Calo invite us into a fast-paced, high-risk world, hoping to entertain us; hoping we can empathize with those living in it; hoping their gesture is more than just a piece of filler in TV’s content machine. And it is, for those who enjoy a little heat.

    Rating: 67/100
    Indiewire

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