Harlots: Season 3

Harlots: Season 3

Harlots: Season 3

A mother struggles to raise her daughters in 18th century London while running a brothel in this eight-episode show.

2019UK, USA
DramaHistorical
EPISODE 3.1

Episode 1

When Greek Street is attacked by new pimps in town, Charlotte Wells fights back with disastrous consequences. Can Charlotte protect her girls from the men who want to take over her business? Meanwhile, on a... MORE whim, Lucy goes into business with two recent arrivals to the London scene. But what does she really know about her new business partners?

EPISODE 3.2

Episode 2

With Charlotte’s brothel fire-damaged and all of her savings up in smoke, she is determined to retaliate – but the Wells women will need to be clever: The Pinchers are violent men. Lucy offers to... MORE help her sister in a way that also benefits her new business. Meanwhile, in Bedlam, Lydia and Kate dream of escape, Lydia’s sights set on a return to her old home.

EPISODE 3.3

Episode 3

All of Soho are gearing up for an illicit boxing party at Lady Fitz’s house – quite a statement for an aristocrat to make. But with Lydia out of Bedlam, Blayne back in England, and... MORE the Pinchers determined to seal a lucrative deal, there’s tension in the air. Just as the evening is taking off, an old friend’s arrival stokes long-held rivalries.

EPISODE 3.4

Episode 4

The disastrous events of the night before leave the whole town reeling. As more details are uncovered, suspicion starts to spread through Soho.

EPISODE 3.5

Episode 5

As Margaret turns her mind to revenge, her family wonder just how far she’ll go to get justice for those she loves. But with the clock ticking, can North and Lucy protect her from the... MORE law?

EPISODE 3.6

Episode 6

After the violent events of the previous day, can Margaret ensure her family’s safety and also protect Jonas’ interests? And as threats escalate, can Lucy and Elizabeth keep Golden Square within their grasp?

EPISODE 3.7

Episode 7

When Elizabeth's past finally catches up with her, will Lucy end up paying the price? Meanwhile, as Hal's anger with the Well's family grows, can Emily broker peace before the Wells-Pincher feud spirals... MORE out of control?

EPISODE 3.8

Episodes 8

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Harlots: Season 3 / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

While the initial episodes suffer some narrative foundering, season three retains the show’s campy flourishes, including an upbeat, anachronistic score and intentionally stagey performances.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What saves Harlots from falling down the ancient traps of objectification, fetishisation, and sexist tropes of “tarts with hearts” and hookers who secretly love it is its solidly female gaze. Plus its commitment to diversity and top-notch writing.

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Salon

Salon

“Harlots” skips with a rebellious sense of joy this season, even though would-be pimps led by Isaac Pincher (Alfie Allen) descend on their tiny gynocracy intent upon stealing from these female entrepreneurs by threatening violence. ... But if the message must be harsh, at the very least the writers and directors help it go down with attitude and elegance.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

In its third season, “Harlots” maintains everything that has made it occasionally difficult to watch – the societal injustice, the violence towards women, the massive cast of characters – but those aspects are what makes this series worthwhile since they also pay off with insight, spirit, and cheeky humor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Consistently been one of TV's top dramas of the last few years. ... The plot [is] more intricate (and enthralling) than filigree. Yet, the storylines — involving heist, blackmail and arson in just the first three episodes — merely pay homage to the heart-wrenching themes of weaponized sexuality and the shackles of status.

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