Who else is ready for more Harley F&*#ing Quinn? The First Lady of Lunacy and her criminal crew have just been renewed for a third season on HBO Max. You heard that right, Harley Quinn fans. You’ve gotten your wish and more is on the way. More F-bombs, more gratuitous violence, more raunchy storytelling and more side-splitting comedy! There are so many reasons why we’re pumped for the next season of Harley Quinn. We could probably list off so many of them that even those of you who haven’t spent time in Arkham would feel like hitting us with a giant mallet. So, to spare your sanity—and our heads—how about we stick to our top five?
There is No Other DC Show Like It
Can you honestly think of any other DC show like Harley Quinn? The final line of the already classic episode “Batman’s Back Man” is—and I quote—“Let’s just torrent some hentai.” You won't find that line in an episode of The Flash or Stargirl! (At least, I hope not!) And don’t forget the musical number about defecation in “Bachelorette” or the fairytale massacre in “The Line.” With Harley Quinn, there are no rules. Given the success of seasons 1 and 2, can you imagine the crazy s**t they’re cooking up for season 3?
Kite Man Soars Again
Another season of Harley Quinn means more Kite Man, and to that we say hell yeah! We’re not sure why a shameless D-lister with zero self-awareness has captured our hearts, but we totally stan Kite Man. Now that he and Ivy have split up, Kite Man is back on the market! On the Harley Quinn panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, it was jokingly suggested that he hook up with Punchline and that idea sounds wild enough to work. Maybe we’ll finally see an animated version of the Kitequarters from Tom King’s Batman run. We’ll have to see. The important thing is, we’re getting more Kite Man! Hell yeah!
Will Psycho Strike Back?
By the end of season 2, Doctor Psycho had betrayed Harley’s crew and attempted to take over the world. Of course, it didn’t quite work out for him, and now Psycho is back in Arkham. Where does this leave him for season 3? Will his role in the series now be friend or foe? Harley has shown she can forgive, but Psycho did some f**ked up things. Comic actor Tony Hale gave new life to the character, delivering some of the funniest lines of the series, so we know whatever Doctor Psycho does in the upcoming third season, he'll continue to leave us in stitches.
Deep DC Lore
If you’re a longtime DC fan, this show knows how to make you say, “Holy s**t, I can’t believe they included THAT character!” At DC Universe's exclusive New York Comic Con fan event last year, showrunner Justin Halpern told fans DC had supplied them with an extensive encyclopedia of obscure characters, which they happily utilized. Show us another series where a forgotten 1990s character like Jason Praxis is a major plot point. We’re still surprised that Tommy Tomorrow was mentioned on a DC show. We can’t wait to see the deep dives the showrunners throw our way in season 3.
More #HarlIvy for our Shipping Hearts
Did you really think we were going to leave this off the list? Season 2 ended with the perfect closing shot of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy kissing as they rode off into the sunset, and now that the series has been renewed, we can finally see them as a couple! No more “will they or won’t they” or love triangles, Harley and Ivy are together, and the showrunners have promised it’s going to stay that way. We recently made a list of some of our favorite Harley and Ivy shipper moments from the comics and now we’re excited about the possibility of seeing some more scenes like those ones in season 3 of her animated series. There’s a lot of messed-up stuff in this world, so it warms our hearts to see our favorite murder-clown woman and eco-terrorist find love in each other's arms.
Honorable Mention: Cheryl
If you haven’t been paying attention to Cheryl, the only female cop in Jim Gordon’s squad, then you’re sleeping on one of the most interesting subplots of the series. We’ve seen this background player rise up from being an Arkham guard, to becoming a member of Gordon’s elite task force, to betraying Gordon to join Bane—when she venomed up and went a bit nuts. Now she’s back with the GCPD, but judging by some of her scene-stealing moments (who the heck drinks coconut-flavored soda?), she should be a character to watch out for next season.
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Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." Follow him on Twitter at @TBUJosh.