Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #12

No, it’s not time for the monthly wrap-up just yet. I still have some shows and movies I need to talk to you about first. Here’s what I’ve been watching this past week!

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

Bridgerton (Season 2)

The show released at 8AM my time and I binged it all the way through without a pause, before I had a late shift at work – that’s how eager I was for this new season to finally come out! It wasn’t the same as Season 1 and neither should it be, but the bright standouts were definitely Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley as Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma. I’m so in love with the both of them and their dynamic on and off screen. They are beautiful and exhilarating to watch, even though I felt we didn’t get enough of them as a couple. Granted, this might be because they will be an active part of future seasons, unlike Simon and Daphne, who all but disappeared (Regé-Jean Page having confirmed to not return), but still … I just want more of my beloved Kanthony.

As for the rest of the Bridgertons and the ton, I felt like we got a bit too much of the Featheringtons. I understand that Penelope is a lead (and by no means did I agree with all her choices, but I get why she has screen time), but the family drama and schemes were a bit boring for me. I’d much rather see what Benedict or the others were up to. Even more so, I would have preferred to learn more about Mary Sharma and her late husband.

Anyway, as one of my friends pointed out, this season was really a lot about widows and loss in general and how different that experience can be for everyone. In the end, I think it was quite different from the book, not all good and not all bad changes, but a satisfying season no less. I wish we didn’t have to wait forever until Season 3. I’m very curious about which sibling will be the lead next!

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

Abbott Elementary (Season 1)

Poor Jacob always being made fun of, but I loved that we got to meet his boyfriend. They’re so cute.

Promised Land (Season 1)

I think that was the season finale? If it was, it was a great one! The storytelling structure held my attention, the relationships were realigned. It was beautiful!

Bel-Air (Season 1)

Man, that show is just so good and the performances are all amazing. I cannot say it often enough, but I’m a huge fan.

Sanditon (Season 2)

I’m so, so happy this show is back. Mr. Colbourne and Captain Fraser have grown on me so much in a short amount of time. I love how we’re borrowing from the Wickham/Darcy dynamic, Jane Eyre, Cyrano and much more.

Superman & Lois (Season 2)

This may be harsh, but I’m over Sarah as a character. She made some really hurtful mistakes, but somehow Jordan isn’t putting her first enough? Please … but now we have to wait until April 26 to see the bizzaro world and that annoys me more. I’m very impatient.

9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 3)

Never realized how many people Owen punched. I did, however, know who the real culprit was.

9-1-1 (Season 5)

This one was a tough one. The entire episode just being about Chimney and Maddie – wow! Powerful indeed, and so very necessary too. I hope they’ll rejoin the others eventually.

Good Trouble (Season 4)

I called it. I knew Isabella and Dennis would get closer and that the show would make it out to be something other than just a platonic relationship and I don’t like it. I want zero romantic tension between them. ZERO. There’s enough people lusting after each other in that loft.

MOVIES

As always, don’t forget to add me on Letterboxd if you want to be up to date on all my movie experiences! 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

I was never massively into the Ghostbusters franchise, so the stakes weren’t super high for me going into this. Unfortunately, it took me a long time to really get into the movie. More than half of it dragged incredibly and just felt boring, but the last third was excellent. It felt nostalgic and emotional. I cared for characters that I had no previous attachment to, so, that part was done well.


Did you watch any of the things I mentioned? Let’s talk about that!

9 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #12

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife just came in for me at the library. I pick it up tomorrow and will make it the latest in an unintentional series of films featuring Finn Wolfhard I’ve seen lately (in the past week, I’ve watched 2019’s Addams Family and 2017’s IT). Also, he’s turning 20 later this year. Makes me feel old.

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    • Bel-Air really surprised me by just how good it was. I was so set on being skeptical, because Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is iconic and was a huge part of my childhood, but this is truly great.

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