The Morning Show Season 3 is the third season of an American drama television series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The show examines the characters and culture behind a network broadcast morning news program. Hot topics covered in the early seasons included the #metoo movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Season 3 focused mainly on the proposed acquisition of UBA by Paul Marks the billionaire owner of Hyperion, both owner and company modelled after Elon Musk and Space-X. This plot line occupied the series for the entire duration, with numerous sub-plots spun off but mostly related to the key issue in question. Thus this season highlighted the current tenuous plight of failing legacy media and the threat from tech companies with the financial muscle to control the news.
Season 3 also examined the key players themselves, who prided themselves on the integrity of the news but willing to compromise when personal fates were at stake. In this respect, Bradley was caught in a web of lies relating to her brother’s culpability as a participant during the Jan 6 insurrection. The hypocrisy at the core of these plot points were brilliantly highlighted and depicted by the series.
Throughout this season, the tension and conflict were ramped up sky high, within circumstances as well as relationships. Pacing was breakneck at times but never at the expense of the viewers’ engagement. This mirror the hectic schedules that the news media had to abide with as well, escalated by the ease in which the internet spread information. This parallel was masterly expressed in the lives of our protagonists.
In the final analysis, The Morning Show Season 3 is probably the series’ best thus far though the finale would bring about mixed emotions for anyone properly invested in its outcomes. That is an stellar achievement. Highly recommended. Bring on Season 4!
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