I thought when I’d watched the final season of Succession I’d already seen the best TV of the year, but The Bear season two surpassed it.
The story of a chef at one of the world’s best restaurants returning to take over the run-down family restaurant in Chicago is filled with so much heart it makes your head spin. The characters and their relationships are all finely drawn, their pasts, their fears, their hopes, all slowly unfolding.
Every episode of season two swells with emotion; it builds you up and breaks your heart, sometimes in the same episode.
This run also has several classy guest stars, including Jaime Lee Curtis with a performance far beyond the one that won her an Oscar.