Riviera viewers rage they've 'wasted hours of their life' as season 3 'flies off the rails' with divisive finale

FANS of Sky Atlantic's decadent drama slam the show saying, it has gone "off the rails" in its third season.

Some fans were so "unimpressed" with the third season, they actually recommend people "do yourself a favour and watch something else".

Riviera is set in the French Riviera and follows Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles), an American art curator whose life is turned upside down after the death of her billionaire husband Constantine. 

The third season picks up one year after the explosive finale of the second series and sees Georgina, leaving the cursed Riviera for a new life.

The Sky Atlantic drama stars Julia Stiles as Georgina, who swaps her surname from Clios to Ryland as she teams up with newcomer Gabriel Hirsch (Rupert Graves).

Riviera relocated to Argentina where Georgina and Gabriel attempt to return stolen artworks.



But the bizarre season also features a political scandal involving an emerald rosary and blackmailed priest.

To make matters ever more inexplicable, Georgina is kidnapped, drugged and put into mental institution in one of the episodes.

While season three has featured glamorous locations and costumes as well as guns and chase sequences, viewers have been left seriously unimpressed.

"@skyatlantic just wasted several hours of my life on #riviera season 3. Season 2 was getting a bit silly. Please no 4th round," wrote one disgruntled fan on Twitter.

Another added: “Isn’t quite the same without the wonderful Lena Olin [Irina] opposite Julia Stiles, and the sudden genre shift to an Argentinean telenovela/science-fiction conspiracy thriller felt off brand from the previous two seasons."

And a third said: "Has anyone bothered to watch Season 3 of #Riviera I quite enjoyed the first 2 series, even though they were pretty far-fetched. However, this series is off the scale……..ludicrous doesn't even come close to describing it."

Rupert, 57, previously opened up about what drew him to the show, saying: "I'd never seen a show about the super-wealthy, that was done in this way, which I found interesting because I found it dreamy and quite hallucinogenic and… not aspirational, but if you aspire to be like these people, good luck to you!

"I found it dysfunctional and interesting. And I found the mystery of who Georgina is, and why she does what she does, really, really involving.

"So yeah, it was that really – and getting to work with Julia too."

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