Review by Paris Jade
The HBO Max hit TV show Harley Quinn is back with a new season. Last we left off, Harley and Ivy were runaway brides, in love and ready to take on all of Gotham. This third season takes place two weeks after the events of the season two finale as the couple is on their honeymoon.
The best way to describe Harley Quinn as a whole is a big sapphic fanfiction. Sometimes that backfires, but when it comes to a show like this, it is pure entertainment. Each season seems to get gorier, more intense, and more erotic. This season is not for the faint of heart. If you could barely handle the other two seasons for their gory erotic scenes, be warned that it just worsens as the show continues.
For the show being named Harley Quinn, this season was not very focused on our famous anti-hero. There were a lot of different plots going on at one time, and many of them felt unnecessary, especially since the first two seasons didn't feel that way. This season had more to do with its supporting characters and their arcs as Harley focuses on her relationship with Ivy and tries to keep her girlfriend happy. No more vengeance against the Legion of Doom or Joker. Harley's plans from the start of the show were basically complete by the end of season two, so here she is just along for the ride and figuring out what she wants to do next.
This season felt a lot more like filler than actual story until you get to the last three episodes, which is where it really picks up. Episode 8 was the best episode by far. Before episode 8, you only get small things in each episode that build up to the bigger scheme of things for the end of the season, which is why it feels so much like filler. The great thing about these B-plot stories was getting to know the Bat Family more. You get a lot of them this season, along with getting to know Catwoman. One of this show's best features is its humor, and they do not lower the amount of comedy in this season. It's constantly funny, and you'll laugh almost every few minutes, especially with anything that has to do with the Joker's B-plots.
If you're in the mood for action, sex, and antics, watch season three of Harley Quinn on HBO Max July 28. All ten episodes reviewed.
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