Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #21

I know I keep saying it, but I almost forgot about this post, because the weeks just keep whooshing by. I did watch a couple interesting things though, so let’s talk about those!

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

The Legend of Vox Machina (Season 1)

Okay, so … I would really like to play D&D, which I’ve never done and up to a week ago had no clue about, but I went down a massive rabbit hole in the shape of “Critical Role“. I’m so obsessed now and somewhere in the midst of watching Campaing 3, trying to catch up before the weekly releases are back. It’s a lot of hours, but … I love it?

Anyway, The Legend of Vox Machina is based on Critical Role’s first campaign and was kickstarter financed by the fans. People being passionate about their hobbies can really make a lot of things happen. I was excited to see how that all would translate to an animated show, but I liked it. The look is very similar to Invincible and it’s full of violence and lewd jokes, that I maybe wasn’t entirely prepared for. I’m really looking forward to another season and also kind of crossing my fingers for an adaptation of “the Mighty Nein”. Maybe that’s asking for too much though.

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

Ms. Marvel (Season 1)

You can find a full review of the first episode here.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 1)

Me having the hots for Captain Pike instantly made me dubious for his love interest this episode and I was right. Anyway, I can’t believe they left the child there … just … wow.

Superman & Lois (Season 2)

Well, I hope Clark didn’t lose his powers, because that would make the show very … meh.

The Boys (Season 3)

Okay, I’m not exactly up to date, but I have watched the first episode of the season. I need to get myself into the right mindset for that kind of graphic violent content.

Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)

It’s the final season and I’m SAD! But as long as Maria goes off happy into the sunset, I’m good. I wonder why Gregory was only briefly mentioned. I feel like they’re teasing a romance with someone else this season and while I like the guy, I don’t want it. The slow build up with Gregory was the best!

MOVIES

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

Top Gun: Maverick

To my utter surprise, I was head over heels watching this movie. I have no nostalgic connection to the original Top Gun movie, in fact, I wasn’t even close to being born when it was released. I’ve heard of it and I’m pretty sure it’s been on TV at some point in my life, but my knowledge was very limited.

Top Gun: Maverick though? Such a nice movie. I know that nice isn’t the descriptor people are hoping for, but it gave me a nice, warm and fuzzy feeling. I’m not usually into the whole war games and guns stuff, but this was about connection, trust, instinct and skill. I’m especially glad I watched it on the big screen, where I often felt like I was being pushed back in the F-18. The hard work the cast went through to prepare and do their own stunts and flights really paid off. Well done!


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

10 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #21

  1. I wondered if you had started The Boys S3, I am curious to watch it. Whilst not my favourite, the main villain is interesting to watch. You definitely need the right mindset for it though.
    Maverick surprised me too. I only went because it was someone else’s idea, but I loved the experience. Very thrilling and like you say nice. I know people liked the links to the first one too, they were a bit lost of me but I saw a few! 🥰

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    • I like the show as a whole and Homelander is just DIABOLICAL, but yeah .. I need to be in a certain mindset. Maybe I’ll also enjoy binging it once it’s all out. Get it done in one go haha
      Right!? Maverick was just kinda sweet, which is strange to say for the movie, but it’s true.

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  2. The Boys has been so graphic this season! I think I’m caught up with what they’ve released so far. I’ve been hiding my eyes a lot. We’ve also been catching up on this season of Mayans MC, so that’s a lot of gore as well.

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  3. Kat, I was stunned at how well Cruise and the studio pulled off the Top Gun sequel. Having been around long enough to see the first one when it was released, it quickly became an iconic film that I am sure a lot of folks didn’t ever want to see “franchised,” have a sequel, reboot, etc. I thought it was fantastic, and while I rarely see movies in the theatre a second time, this one deserves that effort.

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    • The movie was truly fantastic, so I definitely get the urge to see it more than once in theaters. I still try to limit my exposure to crowds as numbers are rising where I live, but I had to see it in cinemas at least once myself.

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