'The Boarding School: Las Cumbres' Season 3: Is It Worth It?

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“The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” is back for Season 3 on Amazon Prime Video. Is it worth watching? It is the Spanish series’ final season, and with the long-searched-for answers on the tip of its tongue, I could not help to binge it. In a slightly shaved-down outing, Season 3 comprises six episodes that do not exactly breeze by, although they do feel focused.

Much to Paul’s chagrin, the renewed focus of Season 3 centers on “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres,” taking Amaia (Asia Ortega) out of play. The headstrong heroine becomes the “new Manu” when she mysteriously disappears from the grounds of the dreadful school. Paul (Albert Salazar) and his best friend turned frenemy Manu (Carlos Alcaide) are soon joining forces with new girl Zoe (Lydia Pavon) to find Amaia.

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Other subplots include the mortal immortals -- Ines and Leon. Yes, he survives the Season 2 cliffhanger. Oh, and Paul’s sister, Adele (Daniela Rubio), continues to use people and be selfish. It all makes for a much more streamlined season than it sounds like. “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” spends less time on the students’ suffering and more on their scheming.

Zoe is a welcome breath of non-whiny air, and her portrayer, Lydia Pavon, more than holds her own with the show’s established stars. “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” manages to reinvent itself enough to keep from going stale without changing the game enough to be unrecognizable. In many ways, Zoe is the missing piece of the student ensemble. She brings much-needed levity and zest to it.

So, is it worth watching “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” Season 3?

Yes. It concludes the story much more fun and excitingly than the slow build suggested. Season 3 cuts through the noise with a streamlined cast and fewer subplots. The major problem with “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” is that it is filmed way too darkly. Not since the final season of “Game of Thrones” has a TV series basked in such darkness.

On the bright side (pun most definitely intended), “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” does deliver on providing closure on its numerous plot threads. All a fan can ask for in a final season is giving the characters as happy of an ending as a show can honestly allow. The series is now streaming in its entirety on Prime Video.

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