Her heirs finished her second season with one of the biggest tuxedos seen on screen. HBO’s series hit viewers when they saw Kendall Roy give a surprising media statement that finally (perhaps) burns all his bridges with with his father, the dubious media mogul Logan Roy. The Emmy Awards were enthusiastic and justifiably gave the “heirs” the most major awards and viewers waited impatiently to see what would happen to the most dysfunctional family on television, since the Blueth family. But then the corona arrived and forced the creators of the series to postpone filming for a few months.

So after long months of anticipation, in the first seven episodes of the season, “Heirs” continues along the same line and opens exactly where it ended. The series shows the plethora of characters dealing with the consequences of the glorious U-turn of the family’s troubled and rebellious son. This is while Kendall himself goes through another stage in his never-ending metamorphosis and moves from the suicidal robot that was in season 2, to a feminist justice fighter in his own eyes, full of self-importance and an unjustified sense of victory.

It really is wonderful to see how a man who, as I remember from the end of the first season, is responsible for the death of an innocent waiter, behaves in such an unconscious way. In doing so, Kendall becomes a kind of comedic pause in the third season that needs it, following the rather dark direction in which some of the characters in it turn.

Family leader Logan Roy, the key antagonist in Kendall’s life, continues in his demagogic ways to lead the family company in more dangerous directions than ever before, with the state, shareholders and potential buyers closing in on him from all directions. Whoever is trying to sue her for company is Shibon Roy, who tries very hard to dodge the male half-poison shot by her brother and father. In the third season, however, it is easy to question authenticity in Shiv’s attempts to prove that her femininity makes her fundamentally different from her family, due to the dubious acts in which she herself is involved.

Whoever is going through a change in a darker direction is Shiv’s husband, Tom, who is developing which due to his complex legal situation develops an obsession with his criminal future. It makes him a significantly darker and sad character and I miss his comedy a bit in watching the episodes. However, the much-loved dynamic between and cousin Greg, who is also in no small legal entanglement, continues to be the heart of the series.

Another distorted and bizarre relationship that continues to develop is the dynamic between Roman and Jerry, the legal advisor who gets a more important role in the third season and becomes one of the main characters in it. It is not yet so clear in which direction this strange affair is going but there is no denying that it is difficult to take your eyes off it. Roman is also getting a slightly more serious twist this season and feels he is increasingly embracing his dark side, making it harder to identify with him than ever and as a viewer I admit I started to loathe him a bit. However, his insulting interjections continue to spice up every scene in which he participates.

” Heirs ” wins best drama award (Photo: Reuters)

The main plot of the third season directly follows the end of the previous season and concentrates on the shareholders whose future “Wistar Roiko” depends on their holdings in the company. Joining the cast this year is Oscar-winning actor Adrian Brody in a guest appearance. Brody plays Josh Aronson, a valuable shareholder that Logan and Kendall are trying to maneuver, in order to support them in the upcoming shareholders’ meeting. Brody is a small addition but very true and the episode in which he plays a major role, is one of the highlights of the season.

The bubbling pressure cooker reaches a boiling point this season in the fifth episode, where the company’s future depends on braking in the shareholders ’meeting. This is a nerve-wracking thriller that only “heirs” can provide. In general the series continues to raise the level of risk so that each episode feels as important as an ending episode. Control-based relationships continue to provide drama, with any character who may appear to have her hand on top of another character, may find herself in the next scene humiliated by another character who is above her in the food chain. No one is safe in this shark pool.

Plus, this season more than ever it’s hard to figure out what each character is planning and what is going to be her next move, everyone has a hidden agenda and everyone is always trying to knock everyone out. Towards the middle of the season, the series takes a surprising direction with a political plot that sends family members to Washington. For a moment it felt like I was watching an episode of “House of Cards.”

While it is hard to deny the fact that “Heirs” is a product of the political climate created by the election of Donald Trump, this plot felt a bit detached and forced and it is a pity. It should be noted that HBO has not released to the media the last two episodes of the season and from past experience, one should expect a bombastic ending as always.

Despite this plot and despite the series taking a slightly less comical direction this season, in an endless sea of ​​series and streaming services, HBO continues to be an anchor of TV quality year after year and it can certainly be proud of its flagship series. If you watch one series this year, you should be “heirs.” Although it is not always accurate, it is still the best TV series.

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