If you haven’t checked out FX on Hulu’s The Bear recently, you are definitely missing out. And if it’s any indication, the streaming service has already green lit a second season—and it’s only been about a month. But with its fast-paced drama and comedy in 8 30-minute episodes, not only is it a quick watch, it’s an entertaining one. And isn’t that all we want from TV?
Jeremy Allan White (Lip from Shameless) plays Carmine “Carmy” Berzatto, a man who’s recently quit his high-end restaurant job in New York to run his brother’s sandwich shop in Chicago after he unfortunately dies by suicide.
Of course, the staff doesn’t take very kindly to this sudden change. Everyone is still grieving, including Carmy.
Plus, the staff doesn’t want to listen to someone who seems to be on a high horse because of his fine-dining background. Every work day leads to major differences, mistakes, and a lot of yelling. And then we come to find out that The Original Beef of Chicagoland is also $300,000 in debt.
Enter: Sydney, an aspiring restaurateur with the brains, personality, and ingenuity it takes to bring the staff and restaurant together. By the end of the season, everyone is able to compromise and figure out what works for the present. Season 1 ended with The Original Beef of Chicagoland being rebranded into The Bear, and an optimistic look for the future.
This fast-paced drama has been on everyone’s mind so far this summer, as well as its exploration into the realities of working in a restaurant and the chef/owner that keeps to himself.
As for season 2, we can expect to see The Bear’s grand entrance into the scene, and Chicago’s reception of the rebrand. The entire cast so far is set to return, and it’s likely we’ll see more of the restaurant staff’s backstories and home life. Hopefully, we see Marcus coming fully into his own as The Bear’s head pastry chef.
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