July 25, 2024

The Bear: S3 premiere is a crash course for late to dinner viewers

The third season of The Bear has dropped and the premiere has a lot of fans talking. Mostly because the narrative is all over the place after the wild season 2 finale.

In the premiere we get flashbacks and flash sideways. We get the return of some fan favorites guest stars that have showed up in past episodes and we haven’t stopped talking about since.

While it’s disorienting (I blog about this show and still had trouble keeping up), I determined one thing at the end of the episode.

If you watched it, you were pretty much up to speed.

The Bear has gone supersonic in the past year. While the freshman campaign was strong, the second season is what really got it noticed. We’ve had big award show wins and the entire cast is coming up.

“Tomorrow” is for fans that would like to get into the conversation but don’t have the time to watch two seasons of television first.

After the episode, you know about Michael’s suicide, you’ve seen the punishment Carmy got in his early days from the Joel McHale character, you learn about Claire, the “Fishes” Christmas disaster, and the turbulent opening of the restaurant.

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But the tenured viewer still gets a lot. We wanted to see Carmy learning from Chef Terry. We called to see Carmy working side by side with Luca. And goodness Abby Elliott broke my heart. She does great work here.

You’re going to hear a lot about the season 3 premier. But it serves a purpose, and it’s still really well done.

What did you think of the season 3 premiere of The Bear? Let me know in the comments.

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