It may be delightfully chaotic, but Wedding Season is the light relief TV series we need right now

Wedding Season is the new Disney+ romcom action thriller that may be chaotic, but it also delivers laughs, gasps and twists to keep you delightfully hooked, according to one Stylist writer. 

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Disney+’s Wedding Season.

We love gritty dramas and thrillers as much as the next person. Our watchlist of brooding and dark TV shows is almost as long as our arms at this point, and we couldn’t be happier, we promise. But with the end of summer, the dire political situation of late and the general woes of the world, we just want a bit of light relief when it comes to our television viewing options.

Yes, we may be counting down the days until The Great British Bake Off returns to our screens (we said we want wholesome content, OK?) but a new Disney+ series has quickly become our new go-to when it comes to comedic relief – with all the twists and turns we love of a thriller, of course. Wedding Season may seem like a typical romcom on the face of it, but part of the show’s appeal is that it really is anything but.

We’re initially swept up by the will they/won’t they romance of Katie (Rosa Salazar) and Stefan (Gavin Drea), who meet at a wedding. They’re both slightly intoxicated (there’s an open bar), Stefan is hurt by a rejected – and very public – marriage proposal to a now ex-girlfriend, and it’s safe to say that the two get off to a flying chemistry-filled start. 

Wedding Season stars Rosa Salazar and Gavin Drea.

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But there’s a catch (isn’t there always with these adorable meet-cutes?): Katie is already engaged to be married. And when the pair bump into each other again some weeks later, Stefan is surprised to learn that Katie is hosting her engagement party that very day. It’s easy to get a sense of the chaos of the series already, right?

Well, fast forward to Katie’s wedding day and following Stefan’s very awkward objection – that Katie rejects in front of her new family, may we add – things continue to take a turn. Soon, the Delaneys (her in-laws) are all poisoned at the head wedding table and Katie makes a run for it. It doesn’t scream innocence, we have to be honest, and because of this, she’s hunted down for questioning by the police.  

Wedding Season is coming to Disney+ on 8 September.

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Of course, motives and multiple fingers point to Stefan, but as Katie intercepts him for a manic escape plan across the UK and US, he starts to wonder whether his new complicated lover could have had more to do with it than he’d previously thought. Katie seems to have an answer for everything, but could her free-spirited nature just be a façade for something more sinister?

Honestly, you can’t help but watch on and think the same. Katie seems a little too suspicious, and while the episodes slowly explore her past, her backstory and her anticipated new life with Hugo (George Webster), you’re left to wonder if there’s more to the Delaney family than meets the eye. Could other family members be involved? Is there a buried secret that threatens to rise to the surface?

There are many twists and turns throughout Wedding Season and it makes for a series that’s unpredictable in the best possible way. If you ask us, it’s got elements of all the different genres we know and love so it’s hard not to enjoy this new series.

On learning that Wedding Season is part romantic comedy, drama and thriller, it’s easy to assume that the series could feel crowded. But reserve your judgments and be pleasantly surprised instead. You’ll be giggling and gasping at the way the drama unfolds, and like any good murder mystery, you’ll be left guessing till the very last moment.

Wedding Season premieres on Disney+ on 8 September. 

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