The Men's Club season 3

The Men’s Club season 3 so far

“The Men’s Club” season 3 is about half way through with six episodes released so far. The third season welcomes Dabota Lawson, Shaffy Bello and Sola Shobowale to the cast. Media personality Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye aka “Folu Storms” also joins the cast, replacing Seyilola Ogidan as Tonye. But the big question on everyone’s mind is if Aminu (Ayoola Ayolola) and Tunmini (Mimi Chaka) will get back together.

The other boys seem to be doing pretty well with their relationships with the biggest surprise being Tayo (Efa Iwara). His relationship with Tiara (Bukola Oladipupo) seems to have progressed really well – the man looks lovestruck! And Tiara seems to have finally got it together. As for Lanre (Daniel Etim-Effiong), he’s officially a gigolo – a consequence of the rejection from Fiona (Dineo Mofammere). And Louis (Baaj Adebule) is finally with the love of his life Lola (Nengi Adoki). And from the trailer, we are expecting a wedding.

The most appealing thing about “The Men’s Club” season 3 remains the onscreen chemistry between the boys. It was palpable in the police station scene of episode five. It’s hard not to like the men. Iwara’s stylist has also finally nailed it; he is now worthy of the title of the suave one!

Whilst it is understandable that the webseries is about the men, season after season, we keep waiting for the women to give a little extra. So, “The Men’s Club” season 3 yet again has gaps. Fiona’s reaction to Lanre’s mother is illogical. She looked nothing like the kind of woman Lanre would typically go after. It was also difficult to wrap one’s head around the Lola in episode 5.

First off, she supposedly cooked to surprise Louis but after she told him, she sat down with her tray of food and continued to eat alone. But far more disappointing is her interpretation of paranoia. It’s hard to understand why she attacked the cleaner at the hotel. There’s no other way to see this, it was senseless! However, the screenwriter deserves an applause for Tumini’s handling of Aminu in episode six. In Nigeria, billionaire account holders do not fill out forms but to Tunmini, Aminu is just an ex who doesn’t know what he wants not a high net-worth customer.

Red TV’s “The Men’s Club” is a feel good a show. No high stakes, no tragedy, no plot twists, just characters that middle class Nigerians can relate to. We’re keeping our eyes peeled to see what else is in the store this season. We expect Jasmine and Patrick’s secret to be uncovered at the least.

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