The Upshaws Season 3 Review – A dramatic improvement to this character-focused sitcom

Season 1

Episode Guide

Episode 1 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 – | Review Score – 3/5
Episode 4 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 5 – | Review Score – 3/5
Episode 6 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 8 – | Review Score – 3/5


The third installment of The Upshaws resurrected the iconic primary household and their working-class theatrics, which has garnered a sizable loyal following over the previous three years. The sitcom, which debuted in 2021, is among the few sitcoms out there that have managed to keep the usual formulaic sitcom beats, resulting in a decent watch overall.

The third season as a whole is a huge improvement in terms of humor, format, and the issues raised. The third segment of the show largely focuses on the psychological depth of the characters and it is cleverly sympathetic. Along with addressing some significant issues in their daily lives, it adds depth and dimension and frequently it adds shocks to the interesting aspects.

The previous two seasons of the series were typically character-driven but suffered from an excess of sitcom clichés. Many of those jokes have faded away since this show enters its third season, providing a more assured, character-focused comedy series in its place. The writers of The Upshaws clearly have a firm understanding of the characters and their backgrounds now – and it really shows.

This season presents two perspectives and does them both justice. Bennie and Regina appear to have had their feelings hurt, and they both have valid reasons to feel the way they do. Bennie is portrayed as a man who is unfamiliar with mental health issues and wants to fix whatever is bothering Regina, whereas Regina is experiencing extreme sadness and is unable to express her feelings. The characters and their situations are written in such a way that you can empathize with both sides, which is impressive.

The Bernard and Hector situation is without a doubt the least interesting story arc though. Hector appears to be unreasonable, and when Bernard was having difficulties with some issues, Hector simply abandoned him and flirted with another man right in front of him. Unfortunately, the show justifies this by portraying Bernard as being in the wrong here, which is rather disappointing given how balanced the show is in terms of showcasing viewpoints in general.

The season ends with unresolved issues, teasing a fourth part. This show retains its usual tone of being a pleasant blend of comedy and drama despite this though. The bickering between Bennie and Lucretia has always been entertaining, and they do an excellent job this season as well.

Furthermore, this season showcases an unusual side of Sheila, which is quite refreshing. Sheila was previously shown off as a dumb character, but this season reinforces that she too has depth. Sheila is professional and also emotionally intelligent. The actress who plays her does an impressive job in the role and completely owns it. It’s not a stretch to say that Sheila’s incredible performance steals the show here!

We also get a glimpse of Regina’s character, who has a lot of depth despite the fact that the show is a sitcom. We see her as a morally grey character, and this season in particular highlights her flaws, such as her tendency to displace her frustration, being attracted to another man despite being married, and her mental health issues.

Comparing this season to the previous ones, there has been a dramatic improvement. The plot, characters, and humor seem to be more nuanced and make this a really enjoyable watch. Characters’ unusual sides are showcased, which is quite impressive. The actors excel in their roles and unquestionably take the season and the show to new heights.

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  • Verdict - 7.5/10

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