Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Review – The hit whodunit series just keeps on getting better

By Adam Lock
Published: August 7, 2023 (Last updated: September 22, 2023)
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Hulu series Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Review


Season three manages to somehow improve on the show’s winning formula once again with another intricate and entertaining murder mystery investigation. Throw in a few Hollywood A-listers and the show’s addictive comedy wit, and you have the makings of a classic, beloved series.

Here is our review of the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building Season 3, which does not contain spoilers.

It’s always a good sign when a Hollywood star or, in this case, two Hollywood stars want to get involved with a generally new TV production. Well, the third season of Hulu’s hugely successful murder mystery series Only Murders in the Building has done just that, with the addition of two living legends to its team.

Our eagerly anticipated return to the Arconia sees the introduction of both Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep to the already impressive cast list, with a few interesting guest spots to look out for along the way.

And once again, our trio of hardened podcasters are back on the hunt for another mystery murderer.

Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Review and Plot Summary

That trio of podcasting sleuths includes egotistical actor Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin), the extravagant theater director Oliver Putnam (Martin Short), and complex artist Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez). Their wholesome friendship and joint adoration of the true-crime genre are pushed to their absolute limits in their third murder mystery case together.

The murder in question takes place on the opening night of Oliver’s Broadway comeback show, Death Rattle. Lead star Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) drops dead on the stage during his opening monologue.

The police suspect that the killer could be among the play’s cast and crew. But the trio wishes to investigate the case for themselves.

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As with all great whodunits, every character feels like a possible suspect. One of the lead suspects is struggling actress Loretta (Meryl Streep), who despises her co-star after he tries to get her fired on her very first day.

While youthful actress Kimber (Ashley Park) also has a palpable distaste for the movie star.

The trio gets to work right away, searching for clues and interrogating their long list of suspects. Just like in the first two seasons, we are given plenty of distractions and misdirection, with many red herrings to avoid along the way.

All against the cinematic backdrop of Goosebury Theater and the stresses that come with restarting this cursed production.

Is Only Murders in the Building Season 3 good or bad?

The third season of Only Murders in the Building may just be the best one yet. The show is cleverly written, hysterically funny, and surprisingly moving. It’s great to be back in this whimsical world with this iconic trio as they journey through sitcom scenarios and another addictive whodunit narrative.

The show has a spellbinding, playful energy to it, poking fun at the different genres and tropes from the industry. Season three is crammed full of these entertaining diversions and impressive cameos, while each episode manages to include at least a handful of shocking plot twists and big reveals that somehow fit logically within this story.

Is Only Murders in the Building Season 3 worth watching?

Critics were only given the first eight installments for review, so it still remains unclear how the season wraps up, but the vast majority of the new season offers enticing entertainment and some dazzling performances nonetheless.

This is a TV series that keeps on defying expectations and returning again and again with even bigger stakes and a growing cast of Hollywood A-listers to ogle at. Simply put, Only Murders in the Building is pure, old-fashioned entertainment.

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