Conner’s Critique: DC’s Harley Quinn Season 3 – Complete Review

Just a heads up, this review will have spoilers. It is the full season breakdown after all. If you don’t want any spoilers there’s still our other review which covered the first couple of episodes. You can check out that review Here.

If you’re still here you’ve been warned! Jumping into the breakdown we breakdown our reviews into the categories of story, acting, and overall.

Story 9/10

When reviewing our immediate breakdown for the first three episodes of the season, we were not wrong! That being said, we did miss out on some of the layers of the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy for the season.

In the beginning the season is a story about two women who are being supportive for one another. As the series continues though, the real issue shows up, and it’s about how much a person should lose of themselves while in a relationship. There are some direct parallels to Joker and Harley Quinn’s earlier relationship that begin to surface in Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn’s relationship. While Poison Ivy is still a solid DC villain, Harley Quinn has started to evolve into something more than just a villain. She’s not ready for the “H” word yet, but she’s definitely on the path to being a hero.

This is made incredibly clear by her refusal to allow Batgirl to die at the hands of the Mad Hatter, and her self-sacrifice to pull Poison Ivy off the brink of supreme evil.

”Harley Quinn, throughout the series, has become a more full-fledged character, and grows in every single episode as she struggles to find herself.”

In an animated series, adult or not, it’s odd to see characters grow and change. That’s where this show stands out in that field. Harley Quinn, throughout the series, has become a more full-fledged character, and grows in every single episode as she struggles to find herself.

Acting 8/10

I have to give major props this season to both Bruce Wayne, voiced by Diedrich Bader, and the Joker, voiced by Alan Tudyk. Both of these characters steal the scene every time they’re in the show. From Bruce dealing with his mommy and daddy issues, and putting Gotham in jeopardy because of it, to the Joker once again being an amazing father figure to his step-children.

It’s truly a chef’s kiss.

The creators of this show do an amazing job twisting the traditional narratives of the DC Universe to create an odd but fun wacky world.

Kaley Cuoco and Lake Bell do an amazing job as Harley and Pam and their relationship is well showcased through the talents of the voice actors.

Overall 9/10

While the show hits some pretty heavy notes about relationships, what it means to be a villain, what it means to be a hero, and the journey away from tragedy and trauma. At the end of the day though, it’s still a comedy. It does a great job being a heartfelt comedy while also being graphicly gross all at the same time.

Once again, this is not a show for children, this is an adult animated series, so no matter how much the little ones want to watch a Batman series, keep your kids away from this one.

Conner’s Final Thoughts

We better get another season, at least, of this series, but with all the turmoil that’s going on at HBO Max/Warner Brothers/Discovery it’s hard to be 100% certain of its future. A lot of fans of the series are likely unstable, and no one wants those fans angry at them!

You can watch the entirety of Season 3 of Harley Quinn right now on HBO Max.

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