There’s a monthly recap coming, but I couldn’t resist posting this one first, even though I didn’t watch any movies. I watched a bunch of other stuff though and thought I’d catch you up on everything, because I have THOUGHTS. Let’s dive into it!
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Exandria Unlimited: Kymal (two parter)
Look, in my household it’s always “missing Dorian Storm”-hour, so I couldn’t resist checking out this two-parter following Dorian and Cyrus after they parted ways with Bell’s Hells. Can’t say that this one was my favorite, it felt the least acted out and the most difficult to get going. Also, Cyrus felt much more like a himbo than he did in Campaign 3, but oh well, I’ll just roll with it.
Can Dorian come back to the main campaign now? He can bring some of the others, if he wants to, but I just need my blue boy back.
A Familiar Problem: Sprinkle’s Incredible Journey (one-shot)
This was the PERFECT palette cleanser after ExU: Calamity. Where Calamity wrecked my feels and left me on the verge of tears for the rest of the day, this was a pure delight. Yes, Marisha almost cries in the intro for the one-shot, but other than that, it’s just really funny! Well done on this new idea and bringing in some familiar characters. Literally never knew I just needed 3+ hours of Laura and Travis doing the most hilarious voices for the animals they portrayed. Also, ARCHIE! What a hoot!
Stranger Things (Season 4, Vol. 2)
I am UPSET! Yes, the all caps had to come out, because I was in tears.
First things first, I still don’t understand why this season of Stranger Things was split into two parts or should I say volumes? I would have gladly binged it all in one go and no one could have stopped me. As a whole, it was such an excellent season, those kiddos acted their hearts out, but I also knew that I wouldn’t get out of it without losing some of my faves and I was right. My lips are sealed on who lives, who dies, who tells the story, but dang … season 5 is going to a banger, but also make me really sad. Never love anything, they’ll totally take it away.
Yes, I’m being very dramatic right now, but I’m in my feels. This is all still very fresh, but ultimately there’s a lot to look forward to.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Ms. Marvel (Season 1)
As mentioned in my review for last week, I won’t be doing weekly recaps of Ms. Marvel anymore. This has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the show, but more my schedule and the feeling that I can’t add any great insight into the content. I’ll still do a review of the season as a whole, once it’s released.
As for this week, amazing! As always, it was very fun to watch and I loved the Karachi setting.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 1)
At first, I thought this week wouldn’t hit me emotionally, but it did in the end. It was actually really sad and heart-wrenching. I can’t believe there’s only one more episode. I need Spock to end his engagement …
Superman & Lois (Season 2 Finale)
It is FINALLY done. This season of Superman & Lois really dragged and I can’t say that I’m extremely satisfied with the end. I didn’t think that the solution to the overall problem made sense and I sort of, kind of lost my favorite character. So yeah …
The Boys (Season 3)
I’m ALMOST caught up. I haven’t seen this week’s episode, but the social media hype got me back into it. Feels like a good season so far, although I don’t pay too much attention to the explicit/graphic content.
Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)
The episode literally started with Maria losing someone important to her and yet it’s still barely about her. I’m a Maria DeLuca fangirl and I just want more, because she deserves more.
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No movies this week, sorry.
15 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #24”
You have me “concerned” about Stranger Things. Will watch over the weekend. Yeah, I don’t know what the deal was with separating these last two eps from the first batch. Then again, I don’t really understand why Netflix continues to drop the seasons instead of one a week. While I enjoy a good binge now and then, if it were me as huge as the show is I’d release one a week and have everyone’s undivided attention for over a couple of months…stretch out the promotion between each episode, tease stuff, etc. Also looking to watch The Boys latest edition this weekend. That show is just nuts. Superman & Lois needs to “right the ship” and have a better Season 3. While I thought Season 1 was excellent, as you noted this season just seemed to be rudderless.
Don’t be concerned! It was well done, I’m just sad, because they made me care and took something away from me is all. I hope you have a great viewing experience with Volume 2.
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I just finished Stranger Things and it was definitely sad. I loved the guitar scene.
Eddie is the man. I love what Joe Quinn did with a character that was introduced so late into the show, yet almost everyone fell in love with him.
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I agree with you on Season 4 of Stranger Things. Great season, scary as all get out, and great acting on the part of the cast, but sweet Moses, I did not want Eddie to bite the dust! I would have loved to see him overcome what was happening and prove himself innocent somehow. Honestly, I thought Steve and Mike would die. With the former, it would have given that flirtation with Nancy more than just a stupid joke at the end, and the loss of Mike would have made an extra challenge for season 5.
Otherwise, great season. I hope Eddie gets some justice in season 5. #WhatAboutEddie, pass it on.
Eddie turned into one of my absolute favorites so quickly and I’m still devastated to have lost him. I’m especially angry, because I KNEW they’d never manage to clear his name, so I also KNEW that he wouldn’t make it and I still got attached. I’m sad the town will always see him as a villain instead of a hero. He was a good one.
Mike deteriorated so much as a character these past seasons. No one can tell me he didn’t notice Will crying in the car. And most of all, he tells El the best day of his life was when he met her, which is basically the day he found out that Will was missing. Heart of the group my ass.
Kill him in season 5! And then watch Finn Wolfhard move onto new projects. Maybe something in the MCU?
Season 5 is the last season anyway, so they would all have to move on and I don’t think they’ll want to unnecessarily kill anyone. Also, I don’t think Finn Wolfhard is lacking job opportunities.
True. Still, I want to see that death!
You might have to turn to fanfic for that.
Maybe. We’ll see what the Duffers cook up for season 5.
They only start writing the next season in August 😭 we probably won’t find out until 2024.
Great. Plenty of time for me to get my #WhatAboutEddie campaign going. 😂
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The Boys… sigh. So. Much. Graphic. Content. This week was interesting for sure. I am wondering what you’re going to think of it…
I’m up to date now! I don’t know … I stopped paying attention to much of the violence, but enjoyed the trip into Butcher’s mind … which he apparently learned nothing from. Didn’t need the animated friends of Black Noir to be perfectly honest.
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