The Los Angeles crew are back and are still looking for Lil’ Ricky…
Carrying on from the cliff-hanger of their highly surprising kidnap from the previous season, On My Block Season 3 is nothing less than an exciting continuation. We meet the heir to the Santos fortune, Cuchillos, whose added layer of feminism to the series will appeal to supporters of Time’s Up and MeToo.
Upon arrival to her house, she tells the foursome (Jamal, Monsé, Ruby and Cesar) to find Lil’ Ricky, who may or not still be alive. With all this remaining new to the crew, they set off do their assigned task, only to drag Jasmine – whose sexual storyline is as fiery as her newfound joy of hyperbolic statements – back into the situation too.
The parents of the foursome are also having some added plots too. Jamal’s father is worried Jamal may have a disorder due to his constant need for a shovel and digging, due to the fact that he never paid off for digging an enormous grave on his school’s sports field, and lets him know that as a consequence, like the shovel he used, they will be heavy.
Jamal’s character development in this season is a bit of a head-scratcher for me. Ever since his debut in Season One, his personality has always struck me as a queer-ish character à la Rickey Thompson. All of a sudden, he is sleeping with a female crush called Kendra, who he and his friends previously thought was a spy working for Cuchillos.
To her surprise, Ruby’s father is now sleeping in his room due to the likelihood that the family are not as a financially stable as they once were, and his mother ends up having an argument with Abuelita, instantly upon Ruby’s arrival home, telling them both that he had been kidnapped.
Monsé’s mother, on the other hand, is officially out of the picture. After watching this season, all I have to say is Jasmine’s character is the most lovable and I may or may not be shipping Monsé and Spooky now even though they go their separate ways.
The show has also achieved more in this season in terms of visuals and screenplay than its first two, most notably in episode five where a black and white effect is used an introduction.
I recommend you check it out for yourself to find out more.
By Zach Omitowoju
Feature image credit: Netflix