Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #29

I know, I know – I said that I’d post this feature on Thursdays or Fridays, but I really wanted to finish a show yesterday and just didn’t have the time. Also, I wanted to review Carrie Soto Is Back right away (check it out here), because I was so hyped after getting approved for the ARC. But now on to today’s topics, let’s check out what I watched!

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

The Sandman (Season 1)

The Sandman adaptation is fantastic! I never read the comics, but I did listen to the audiobook/audioplay and this was such a faithful yet refreshing take on the story. There were scenes that were only described to me previously and somehow they managed to translate it to the screen EXACTLY how I had pictured it.

The casting was divine, the tension incredible, the atmosphere and vibes impeccable. I binged it in one go, which was obviously way too much, but I needed to see how they would picture things next. My favorite part of the season was probably episode 6 “The Sound of Her Wings”. For one, that was one of my favorite chapters in the audiobook as well and secondly, Kirby Howell-Bapitste was perfect as Death. While I understand a lot of people wanting a Johanna Constantine spin-off with Jenna Coleman, I just hope to see more of Kirby. I love her.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death in the show "The Sandman". A black woman looking just off camera, with natural shoulder-length hair and a black tanktop on in front of a green blurry background, suggesting she is outdoors.
credit: Netflix

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 3)

Gina was my favorite since season 1, so I love to see her be more of a main focus this season. I don’t necessarily need any tension between her and Ricky anymore at this point, but we’ll see what they do with that.

Good Trouble (Season 4)

The wedding was so lovely! I can’t believe Isabella’s parents would seriously send the police for her. I realize she damaged their property, but they are trying to blackmail her into giving up her baby for adoption. WTF?
As for Dennis and Davia … ugh … they are so annoying. Can they just be on the same page for once and communicate properly? Dennis can’t read Davia’s thoughts and he’s 100% lying to himself if he says they’re *just* friends.

Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)

This season doesn’t hit the same for me, but it’s the final one, so I’m sticking with it.

MOVIES

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Honor Society

This movie actually surprised me, which is not super easy to do! Honor Society seemed like the typical formulaic teen movie one would expect, and while it was exactly that in part, it actually had a great twist! Honor set out to do some really evil stuff and was lucky that most of it turned out in the favor of the people she was trying to manipulate, but I still loved the messaging of it all. It’s truly about the friends we make along the way.

Wedding Season

Netflix is really hit or miss with their romance movies, but this was a definite hit for me! The leads had great chemistry in Wedding Season and were fun to root for. None of the scenes felt too drawn out, even if we watched them dance together like a dozen times. It was just really fun to witness their love story – fake dating to real dating is a top tier trope!

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts is military propaganda! There’s no other way to say it and I completely understand people being shocked at some of the dialogue that actually made it into the movie. I watched it because I like Sofia Carson and the marriage of convenience trope, but it was hard to overlook all the pro-military bits. I also didn’t understand the consequences to their full extent in the end.

Anyway, if you can somehow overlook certain parts, it’s an okay movie that will pass the time nicely.

Did you watch anything I’ve watched? Let’s talk about that!