- Episode Titles: Harlivy, There's No Ivy in Team, The 83rd Annual Villy Awards
- Season Number: 3
- Episode Numbers:1-3
- Airdate: 07/28/2022
- Genre: Action, Comedy, LGBTQ, Romance, Superhero
- Network: HBO Max
- Current Schedule: Every Thursday
- Status: ongoing
- Production Company: DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Delicious Non-Sequitur
- Director(s): Various
- Writer(s): Various
- Creators/Showrunners: Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey
- Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, James Adomian, J. B. Smoove, Matt Oberg, Diedrich Bader
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (also known as their villain couple name "Harlivy") run away together after Ivy and Kite Man breaks off their wedding. They kick off their romantic affair by going on a pseudo honeymoon, committing crimes, creating diabolically evil plans, solving Riddler's fatal escape room with the Bat Family, and getting nominated for best couple in the 83rd Annual Villy Awards!
Because of the pandemic of 2020, we have waited for over two years to get the next season of the smash hit series Harley Quinn. I know as an avid fan of the series, I’ve been waiting for the third season to drop since then so when I heard the news, I made sure to have it on my calendar so I wouldn’t forget to watch it first thing in the morning (there’s no need to get up at 3 AM EST to watch a series when you’re a full time working adult, spouse, and parent – waiting a few hours is just fine by me).
By the way, do you remember that controversy about DC telling the showrunners how Batman couldn’t do that thing to Catwoman on the show? Well, it looks like the showrunners had their fun about that moment in more ways than one!
The Bat family in this episode teams up with Harlivy and the gang, both in desperate need of teambuilding camaraderie. I won’t share what happens in this episode, but I’ll end with this: the episode is nonstop laughter from start to end, and it is one of the wittiest, snarkiest episodes I’ve seen and I absolutely love it.
Now, if you know me, one of my favorite characters in the show is Bane. Not only is this one of my favorite characters to cosplay as, but the show has done a fantastic job of taking this serious and dangerous villain and making him a comical bit that is just hysterical to see a bodybuilder portray that kind of character. In Season 3, he is still around, still bringing the hilarity and nonstop laughs that never gets old, and they always tell a fresh story that will always make you enjoy him whenever he’s on-screen!
This season is already off to a great start. Yes, Episode 1 was a little tough at first, but it did what it needed to do to set up that character development between the main characters, and it has taken off from there. Add this show to your list of shows to watch when the newest episode drops because you don't want to miss this!
- Writing - 9/10
- Storyline - 9/10
- Acting - 10/10
- Music - 10/10
- Production - 10/10
- Overall - 9.6/10
This review was originally written and published for Comic Watch on July 30, 2022.