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      Season 3 – The Great

      2023 History Comedy Drama TRAILER for The Great: Season 3 Trailer List
      100% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia following the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jul 17 Buy Now

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      While life in the Russian royal court remains nasty and perilous, The Great is still genuinely great with its acidic absurdity and uniformly wonderful performances.

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      Episode 1 Aired May 12, 2023 The Bullet or the Bear Catherine and Peter seek marriage guidance after the chaotic events of the previous day left them in an awkward place in their relationship. Details Episode 2 Aired May 12, 2023 Choose Your Weapon Catherine is visited by the U.K. and U.S. ambassadors, both wanting her to intervene in the War of Independence; Maxim takes issue with the public displays of affection between Grigor and Marial. Details Episode 3 Aired May 12, 2023 You the People Catherine involves the peasants, nobles and merchants in a conference designed to bring change to Russia; Peter's hunt for revenge on a historic enemy threatens to destabilize Catherine's attempt to outlaw murder. Details Episode 4 Aired May 12, 2023 Stag Arkady and Tatyana help Peter and Catherine through a rough patch as they clash over their son Paul; Catherine fears Paul will grow up to be a ruthless and careless leader, and Archie and Elizabeth are alarmed when Catherine refuses to ordain him. Details Episode 5 Aired May 12, 2023 Sweden Peter's father's expectations and his failure to continue the legacy of his empire torment him; Catherine must decide what to do about the unrest in the regions, but Velementov is in no state to help her. Details Episode 6 Aired May 12, 2023 Ice Catherine tries to persuade Peter to come home; Hugo re-doubles his attempts to regain his kingdom; Georgina continues to play her complicated court games. Details Episode 7 Aired May 12, 2023 Fun Catherine wants to bring more fun to the court and with Georgina's help she stages a festival of truth, jokes and clever ideas; Katya puts on a play that challenges Catherine's reign, and Catherine samples Peter's invention of salty desserts. Details Episode 8 Aired May 12, 2023 Peter and the Wolf Catherine introduces divorce to the court with unforeseen consequences; Grigor befriends Maxim and goes stag hunting; Elizabeth and Petrov go on a trip to the regions. Details Episode 9 Aired May 12, 2023 Destiny Under orders from Catherine, Grigor hides out in the forest with Paul; Catherine plays a dangerous game with herself to prove that her destiny lies in Russia and grapples with the impact Peter's decisions have on her rule. Details Episode 10 Aired May 12, 2023 Once Upon a Time Catherine meets court scientist Nikolai, who announces a comet is about to pass through Russia; she uses this phenomenon to her advantage and unearths a new side of her leadership. Details

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      Hugo Rifkind Times (UK) Hoult is tremendous in The Great, vile and charismatic, channelling much the same vibe you might expect if Hugh Grant were starring in a whimsical romantic comedy about Pol Pot. Jul 14, 2023 Full Review Nick Hilton Independent (UK) he third instalment in the saga of The Great is history at its most horrible -- and most enjoyable. As Peter himself might say after a large plate of pheasant in grape sauce: huzzah! Rated: 4/5 Jul 7, 2023 Full Review Matthew Gilbert Boston Globe Playful, deeply irreverent, twisted, moving, and, this season, defined by one or two powerful twists, The Great is true to its title. May 17, 2023 Full Review Akhil Arora Killed off a lead character twice—sans any rebirths—as it embraced a revisionist female-driven future while being morose, laugh-out-loud, and delightfully over the top. Dec 22, 2023 Full Review Melody McCune Geek Girl Authority Sacha Dhawan’s performance as Orlo has been a delight for me over the past two seasons. I’m going to miss Orlo. Dhawan brought so much heart and enthusiasm to him. Maybe it was all a dream? One can only hope. Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Matthew Creith Edge Media Network "The Great" retains its reputation as a consistently witty and well-acted television show, with possibly the most vulgar and expletive-laden retelling of historical events still on television. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      A K The chemistry among this supremely well-casted ensemble of incredibly endearing characters was a marvel. Loved every minute of this series. You will be tempted to can it many times throughout the first season. Don't. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Sango K The killing of Peter in the series is the worst decision ever. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Sean M Fantastic show. Witty, hilarious, violent and sometimes shocking. Stellar performances all around. Never get bored with this show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Ryan K More melancholy than the previous seasons with an ending that falls flat. Season 3 of The Great still has beautiful costumes and sets, and the writing is still good. But grief is the main theme of the season, and it is not portrayed in a particularly entertaining way. It was clear that the writers were not sure how to end this show either, so the show just ends and leaves the viewer unsatisfied. There are still a number of humorous moments, but this season of the Great is not as fun as the previous seasons. I would only recommend watching season three of The Great to people who enjoy completing shows. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/16/23 Full Review Ashley R Having loved seasons 1 and 2, the 3rd season felt incomplete and underwhelming. The first few episodes are good, I'd say until Peter's death (which I know had to happen). The final half of the season feels lost and a bit repetitive. The show leaves many plot lines feeling abandoned. The final episode feels a mess and rushed just to end the story. Still loved the first 2 seasons and consider it a good watch! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review Harsh C Wtf happened to this show? Three episodes in and can't watch any more, so lame Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Matthew Moore
      Executive Producer
      Tony McNamara, Marian Macgowan, Josh Kesselman, Ron West, Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker, Matt Shakman
      Tony McNamara
      History, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      May 12, 2023