It’s wedding season and Stefan and his merry group of friends graze from one nuptial party to the next. They all have varying views on love and relationships, but Stefan is desperate to join the exclusive club of married people as soon as possible. This is how he meets Katie, the blushing bride of his dreams – who happens to be engaged already, to none other than his arch-nemesis. When the groom and his entire family wind up dead, Stefan and Katie are the police’s main suspects. Hoping to clear their name through an investigation of their own, the two embark on a life on the run.
There is an exquisitely staged image of Katie at her wedding table surrounded by corpses, based on the composition of Da Vinci’s Last Supper. This shot is the visual and creative pinnacle of Wedding Season, as powerful depictions like it are few and far between.
This latest Disney+ series seems based entirely upon pre-existing TV tropes, even as it subverts the most crucial one in its opening scene, in which Stefan tries to object at a wedding. The familiarity of the character types and the situational comedy will offer a comfortable viewing experience to fans still mourning the conclusion of How I Met Your Mother. The fact that these types of protagonists have been seen many times before is the reason they are remotely plausible and work in this set-up, as the dialogue of the script doesn’t do the show any favours.
Individual performances are good and serve the desired humour, however, the interaction between actors often lacks synergy and chemistry. The editing is playful and able to compensate for a lack of tension in some of the scenes.
Wedding Season is unchallenging and may be entertaining to viewers looking for precisely such an experience – however, an apt addition to the “Golden Age of Television” it is not.
Wedding Season is released on Disney+ on 8th September 2022.
Watch the trailer for Wedding Season here: