“If everyone stayed exactly the same, then life would be tedious and predictable, like a third season of a Netflix show.”
Questions, so many questions. The third season of the Netflix hit “Dear White People” has us raising our fists and our eyebrows- making it anything but predictable. Now in their junior year, the students at Winchester University find themselves drifting further into the unfamiliar and testing some complicated waters. Although lots has changed, one thing that stayed the same was the show-inside-a-show. Each season, DWP parodies a popular tv show. This season, writers took their aim at the Handsmaids Tale and all of it’s white feminist glory. Series creator Justin Simien and his fellow writers and filmmakers were very direct with the shade but we still have A LOT of questions.
Season 3 spoilers ahead**
At the end of season 2, viewer’s find out that DWP’s narrator is indeed a real character. Throughout the first 2 seasons, we only hear Giancarlo Esposito’s voice but, “Dr. Edward Ruskin” gets plenty of camera time in season three. He tries to convince Sam (Logan Browning) and Lionel (DeRon Horton) to learn more about a secret society while hiding in bell towers and library stacks. Esposito instructs the duo to “kill the narrator”; it takes them all season to figure out what he means. The eventually go to visit Dr. Ruskin and find out that the Order of X has a large and powerful membership. Who are these people? Are they essential to the plot? Have viewers met any of the members before? So much mystery.
We know that Coco had an abortion. But when Diamond White’s character appears, the questions begin. Is this young girl a manifestation of Coco’s regrets over the abortion? Or is this Coco’s perfect visualization of her daughter? Either way, we hope to see more of her next season to learn more about Coco’s most inner thoughts.
Poor Kelsey. This season, we watch our favorite Trinidadian lesbian get dumped by a curious Brooke, which sends her into a bit of a spiral. She really needs her support dog at this time.
Why does Blair Underwood play such a good villain? Even before his character’s flaw was exposed, I just knew not to trust him. Is he a great actor is is he just a really bad guy in person. Questions that definitely need answers.
Dear White People is now streaming on Netflix.