The Upshaws Season 3 Review – a hilarious tale of a dysfunctional family

By Jessica Fontaine
Published: February 17, 2023 (Last updated: August 18, 2023)
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Season 3 of The Upshaws delivers the same hilarious endeavors of the Upshaw family with a more serious outlook.

We review the Netflix series The Upshaws Season 3, which does not contain spoilers.

Season 3 of the Netflix original sitcom The Upshaws dropped on February 16. It stars familiar favorites Mike Epps, Kim Fields, and Wanda Sykes. The series follows the Upshaw family, navigating financial and social conflicts with hilarious attitudes. Although we see the same lovable sense of humor in the characters, we also witness their raw and deep issues.

The Upshaws Season 3 Review and Plot Summary

Season 3 of The Upshaws starts with Bennie and his sister-in-law Lucretia in jail after Bennie sold stolen car parts at their body shop. It also picks up after Regina angrily quits her job. What follows is a chaotic, humorous journey typical of the Upshaw family. Bennie and Regina struggle to get back on their feet while juggling their relationship and caring for their children.

This season is more dramatic and severe than seasons 1 and 2, making it more profound than a surface-level sitcom. Bennie makes a serious effort to be a better father, and Regina tries to figure out her future and struggles mentally because of it. The couple’s children have their issues as well. Their son Bernard grapples with being in a relationship with a man after just coming out. Their daughter Aaliyah has trouble making and keeping friends, as she ditched her best friend Savannah to hang out with the popular girls.

On top of this, Lucretia is unsure about visiting her on-again, off-again boyfriend in Atlanta. Kelvin, the son of Bennie and his former girlfriend Tasha, is torn between two places to live. Nevertheless, season 3 of The Upshaws has plenty of comic relief to complement the family’s strife and remain a delightful comedy.

Is The Upshaws season 3 good?

The Upshaws season 3 is an entertaining continuation of the Upshaw family’s everyday life. Bennie still messes up the simplest of tasks, much to the annoyance of Regina.

The witty Lucretia still makes amusing remarks to her sister about how she’s too good for Bennie. We see the comical sequences of Regina at work, Aaliyah at school, Bennie joking around with his friends at the garage, and Bernard navigating his separate life with his daughter Sydney and boyfriend Hector.

Season 3 of The Upshaws is just as great as the previous seasons, if not better, due to its increased rawness and heavy scenes that depict what an everyday family goes through. You’ll love it for the new vulnerability of the characters that is backed by the usual hilarity we loved from the beginning.

What did you think of The Upshaws Season 3? Comment below.

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