The third season brings the usual ingredients that work.
This review of Netflix’s Family Reunion season 3 contains no spoilers — the sit-com was released on the streaming service on April 5, 2021.
Since settling in Georgia, the McKellan family have made themselves a staple comedy series on Netflix — returning for season 3, Family Reunion brings the same flavours that we have all become familiar with since its inception.
And like season 1, Family Reunion is the same old family togetherness that oozes the heart and amuses the soul. The family all have varying personalities, but they complement each other well to make a progressively on-beat comedy that tickles. There’s a goofy feeling to it that stays consistent; you know what you are getting with this sit-com — a family experience with a tinge of comedy.
But like previous criticisms, Family Reunion still maintains this on-the-surface comedy that does not evolve at all. Despite reaching the third season, we’d expect some evolution — it seems to sway from emotional engagement, unlike the underrated Country Comfort that unfortunately suffered from bad criticism. I believe that for family sit-coms to stay in their place, the characters need to develop and give the audience some elements to hang on to. Unfortunately, this Netflix series may suffer from a lack of longevity eventually unless it sustains a healthy audience.
But that’s not to say that the third season of Family Reunion is not worth a watch. Episodes fly by with ease, and some of the stories are absurd but funny. The sit-com also teases the live audience by bringing in surprise guests, elevating the fact that this has become a staple series. You can tell the cast enjoy themselves despite the routine script.
So it looks like Family Reunion is here to stay for now, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing — the third season brings the usual ingredients that work.