facebook googleLogin
Follow Us
facebook twitter youtube insta

Review of Four More Shots Please season 3: less childish, more mature, but still very poor

Review of Season 3 of Four More Shots Please: The Maanvi Gagroo, Bani, Kirti Kulhari, and Sayani Gupta-led show starts strong but falters in Episode 8.
By BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Oct 22, 2022 02:18 PM IST
Review of Four More Shots Please season 3: less childish, more mature, but still very poor

Until the eighth episode, the current season of Four More Shots Please was going well. On a sad night, the girls returned to the beach and realized how foolish they had all been to shout about "vaginas" into thin air only a few seasons earlier. This time, life has gone so wrong, obstacles and worries are more genuine (for a few of them), and they now realize how little they know. The scene could be the perfect conclusion to a terrific third season, substantially more mature and significantly less cringe-inducing, but the show's central gang of four, who frequently destroy good things, won out over everything else.

What followed were three egregiously bad episodes with questionable writing choices, characters acting so out of character they might as well be in another dimension altogether, cliched declarations of love to people who hadn't even been mentioned until two episodes earlier, abrupt comebacks of ex-lovers and irate dads, platonic relationships turning steamy, and anything else that could bring back memories of how awful the first two seasons were.

But until Four More Shots Please season 3 went dangerously off the rails, there was a lot about it to respect and appreciate.

Advertisement

For instance, the first episode was by far the finest. Anjana (Kirti Kulhari), Damini (Sayani Gupta), and Siddhi (Maanvi Gagroo) go with Umang (Bani) to her Punjabi pind notwithstanding how improbable the plan was. Crisp writing, convincing dialogue, and yet another strong performance by Bani followed the awkward pauses and outbursts of wrath between queer Umang and her disapproving father at the dinner table. Whenever she chooses to let the Punjabi out, she remains the highlight of the production.

As she fights for her father's approval, the hurt, the fury, and the frustration all seem genuine. The remainder of the program also takes place on a winter afternoon in the khets of Punjab amid eerie former schools. Even when the girls get ready for yet another round of escapades, everything still looks lovely.

While Umang must deal with her estranged family, her struggling new life, and homophobia from uninvited guests, the others also have problems.

Naturally, some elicit more empathy than others. Her father's death has left Siddhi in the worst conceivable state of shock. Her mother (Simone Singh), whose convenient, abrupt transformation from Evil Queen to maiyya Yashoda still amazes me, is striking out at everyone and making life miserable. Anjana is the most egotistical of them all, notwithstanding Siddhi's incredibly juvenile outbursts. She gets connected with another married man, as she did before, but this time she is aware that he is not part of an open marriage. The writing is so bad that nothing Kriti Kulhari does makes sense, even though she gives a flawless performance.

Even Damini's story has a promising beginning. She finally has Jeh but cannot have a sexual relationship with him.

Thankfully, Sayani has stopped crying uncontrollably, and up until the awful final third of the season, she also benefited from some of the better scenes. She joins a young politician's election campaign, and it appears this relationship might be platonic and beneficial. However, the clothes quickly come off, the thirst traps are set up, and sex begins. Even yet, what they did to Jim Sarbh is more disappointing. He is included, yes.

Jim Sarbh, one of the top actors in the OTT sector, gets hired for the most unimportant role.

He enters Umang's life as a friend, and everything seems nice and wholesome for a time. He is every bit the Manic Pixie Dream Boy. Naturally, Jim's attractiveness would not have been appropriate for a beneficial role, so he is sacrificed to the thirst gods. Here, nobody is secure.

I recall not enjoying Four More Shots Please's previous two seasons, but I don't remember being this let down by any of it.

I was duped into thinking that things had changed this time. For an extended period, it even appeared to be the case. Umang portrays the frustration of a poor friend being bulldozed by a richer one, Siddhi bombs on stage with some truly terrible performances, and Anjana, well... I can't remember much good stuff about her. Damini and Jeh fought over the most real, albeit minor, things, such as an ugly bean bag he brought to her house. However, in the end, horniness takes over, gaslighting is taken as a compelling defense, sex represents closure, and genuine closure appears out of nowhere. Rarely have I seen a television show discard something worthwhile with such carelessness. Once you've seen the "beach at night" scene, save yourself and log out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For the latest Bollywood news, Telugu news, entertainment exclusives, gossip, movie reviews, and more, follow the Friday Release website and YouTube channel, or head to our social media platforms like
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram!
You Might also like
trending
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Katrina Kaif's Home Diwali Celebration In Golden Attire Will Make You Awestruck, See Pics!
Katrina Kaif's Home Diwali Celebration In Golden Attire Will Make You Awestruck, See Pics!
  Kareena Kapoor Sizzles On Magazine Cover; Check Out Her Hot Avatars
Kareena Kapoor Sizzles On Magazine Cover; Check Out Her Hot Avatars
Malaika Arora Is Raising The Temperature In Back-Less Sequin Gown
Malaika Arora Is Raising The Temperature In Back-Less Sequin Gown
  Suhana Khan's Crystal Clear Glamor Commands Attention In Falguni Shane Peacock Saree
Suhana Khan's Crystal Clear Glamor Commands Attention In Falguni Shane Peacock Saree
Television
Congratulations! Barun Sobti And Pashmeen Manchanda WELCOME A Baby Boy!
Congratulations! Barun Sobti And Pashmeen Manchanda WELCOME A Baby Boy!
Imlie: MAJOR STEP! Karan Vohra - Megha Chakraborty And Seerat Kapoor To Take A 5 YEAR LEAP; Atharva To Encounter A MAJOR ACCIDENT!
Imlie: MAJOR STEP! Karan Vohra - Megha Chakraborty And Seerat Kapoor To Take A 5 YEAR LEAP; Atharva To Encounter A MAJOR ACCIDENT!
Anupamaa: Netizens Left In Tears Watching Anupamaa And Anuj's 'ETERNAL LOVE'; Say '#MaAn Will Fall And Rise' (View Comments)
Anupamaa: Netizens Left In Tears Watching Anupamaa And Anuj's 'ETERNAL LOVE'; Say '#MaAn Will Fall And Rise' (View Comments)
Anupamaa Twitter Reactions: New Promo Leaves Fans PERPLEXED About The Upcoming Twist; Offer Complete Support To Anuj Kapadia (View Tweets)
Anupamaa Twitter Reactions: New Promo Leaves Fans PERPLEXED About The Upcoming Twist; Offer Complete Support To Anuj Kapadia (View Tweets)
WEB SERIES
From Scam 1992 to Delhi Crime; Check Out The Best Series Based on Real-Life Events
From Scam 1992 to Delhi Crime; Check Out The Best Series Based on Real-Life Events
Dahaad OTT Release Date: Sonakshi Sinha’s Crime Drama On Amazon Prime Video Will Premiere On ‘THIS’ Date (Details Inside)
Dahaad OTT Release Date: Sonakshi Sinha’s Crime Drama On Amazon Prime Video Will Premiere On ‘THIS’ Date (Details Inside)
'Rana Naidu' Returns For A Second Season With Rana And Venkatesh Daggubati
'Rana Naidu' Returns For A Second Season With Rana And Venkatesh Daggubati
Citadel: Priyanka Chopra EXPLAINS How The Series Has A New Concept And Is Different From Other James Bond-Inspired Films
Citadel: Priyanka Chopra EXPLAINS How The Series Has A New Concept And Is Different From Other James Bond-Inspired Films
BOLLYWOOD
Throwback Thursday: When Journalists Called Deepika Padukone 'Priyanka Chopra' At The Met Gala; Here’s How She Reacted!
Throwback Thursday: When Journalists Called Deepika Padukone 'Priyanka Chopra' At The Met Gala; Here’s How She Reacted!
10 Years Of Aashiqui 2: Shraddha Kapoor’s CRAZY Fan Watched The Film 40 Times And Texted The Actress Calling Her Arohi
10 Years Of Aashiqui 2: Shraddha Kapoor’s CRAZY Fan Watched The Film 40 Times And Texted The Actress Calling Her Arohi
Sania Mirza's Husband Shoaib Malik Addresses 'Separation Rumours'
Sania Mirza's Husband Shoaib Malik Addresses 'Separation Rumours'
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan: Amazing! Siddharth Nigam Performed All The Stunt Scenes Without Using A BODY DOUBLE
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan: Amazing! Siddharth Nigam Performed All The Stunt Scenes Without Using A BODY DOUBLE