I was hearing the rumblings about how good “Only Murders in the Building” was when season one hit in August of 2021, but it took me about 6 months to actually getting around to watching it. To say I got addicted from the very first episode would be an understatement. As you can imagine, I binged the season and waited on bated breath for season 2 to drop. Another great season, which only made me sad as now I would have to wait a long time for season 3 to drop.
For those of you who do not know, “Only Murder in the Building” began by following three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one when a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side building. The trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Soon, the endangered trio come to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
In the second season, the trio themselves become suspects in the bloody murder of another building resident, and of course must find the real murderer. Season three finds Charles, Oliver & Mabel investigating a murder behind the scenes of a Broadway show. Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) is a Hollywood action star whose Broadway debut is cut short by his untimely death. Aided by co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), the trio embarks on their toughest case yet, all while director Oliver desperately attempts to put his show back together.
The connection between the 3 leads (Martin, Short and Gomez) is captivating and it’s what moves me to keep coming back. That’s not to say that the writing and directing aren’t stellar as they are! However, I was a little disappointed that the leads have less screen time together in season 3 than the first two seasons, but still highly recommend you watch when the season drops on Hulu on August 8 as this is still one of the best shows on TV.