Now that the first seasons of both House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power have drawn to a close, we ask you to look beyond dragons and rings and instead behold: The Bear.
We may be a little behind (!) as the eight-episode FX comedy drama has been available on Disney+ since August (quickly garnering critical adoration and cooking up a slurry of memes and lust for lead Jeremy Allen White), but we’re ready to serve up a hot take: This might just be the TV show of the year.
OK, I’ll bite. What is The Bear?
We don’t want to spoil the show and reveal what the title alludes to, but we will briefly outline what the show is about because this is an explainer. Capiche?
Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) plays Carmen “Carmy” Barzatto, a James Beard Award-winning fine-dining chef who comes home to Chicago after the suicide of his brother, to take over his old-school sandwich shop: The Original Beef.