Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #38

I got 10K steps in before noon, I’m fully immersed in my firefighter and spooky season TV stuff. These are good days! So, let’s talk about the latest movies and shows I’ve watched!

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

Derry Girls (Season 3/Final Season)

I know I’m late, but Netflix just dropped the new season, okay!?

Derry Girls has always been a fantastic show, managing to bring actual history to the screen while simultaneously being just plain hilarious. When I heard that this would be their last season, I was a bit sad, but at the same time knew that it’s better to have a great ending to something you love than to see it fizzle out into nothingness over time. And Derry Girls delivered on that final season!

We’ve had seven really great episodes about friendship, family, love, life and making hard decisions. I laughed, I cried, I felt all the feels. They could have easily taken up too much time with the potential romances, but instead they really managed to focus on what was important and hinted at just enough of what was possible to keep it sweet and engaging. I’m glad it ended on the note it did!

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Season 1)

THIS. WAS. MY. FAVORITE. EPISODE. SO. FAR! Did I go in wanting Matt and Jen to hook up? Not necessarily, no. But their chemistry was so great and flirty Matt is super accurate to the comics. I love this for him.

Interview with the Vampire (Season 1)

I watched the first two episodes and I’m in love! Jacob Anderson (aka Raleigh Ritchie) and Sam Reid are acting circles around the iterations of Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. It’s a very intense show, but I’m here for al lof it.

Vampire Academy (Season 1)

Those Romitri scenes really did it for me, because domestic Romitri is the best. I mean, that boat scene? Where he envelopes her with his coat!? Perfection.

Fire Country (Season 1)

Yes, I have added yet another firefighter show, but I like the twist of this one, as it is about convicts helping fight fires in order to lessen their sentence. The drama is top notch after just one episode.

Tell Me Lies (Season 1)

I get that what Drew did was wrong and should have consequences, but if he hurts himself, because of how these people treat him, I’m about to fight someone.

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

Not the Story Samurai! Glad Jacob embraced his corniness.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 3)

Did not expect to get another megalomaniac robot episode, but boy, did I enjoy this one. *imagine me doing a bird call and gathering my flock for next week’s episode*

DC’s Stargirl (Season 3)

At this point, I’m just very confused about the whole murder mystery and somewhat annoyed if they introduce someone entirely new out of the blue.

Call Me Kat (Season 3)

Not vibing with this season as much, which is a shame.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

Athena and Bobby are amazing characters, so I’m truly not mad that they had a focus episode. I do want my Buck back though.

Station 19 (Season 6)

I was mainly interested to see how Jack was doing, but now I’m mad. So much character growth out the window.

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

A while back, I swore off Grey’s, because I got so tired of it. The first seasons were just so much better, but this? This is giving me early Grey’s vibes. For now, they have me back.

MOVIES

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Werewolf by Night

Can we call it a movie? It’s 53 minutes long (with credits) and marketed as a special, but you know what? I’m going to call it a movie.

Inspired by 30s to 40s movie making, the look for Werewolf by Night is very much distinguished from the rest of the MCU. While the intro tries to make a flimsy connection to the grand scheme of things, it does feel kind of just out there and you can easily watch it without any Marvel knowledge – which, at this point, is a plus. Not everyone has the time to binge through 30ish properties just to understand one special and I say that as someone who has literally watched almost everything.

I have very little notes on this one. I loved the acting, I loved the distinct style, I loved the reverse narrative of monsters/hunters, I loved that this was the movie to kick off my spooky season. Sure, there’s much still to explore, as this was super short-lived, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

Did you watch anything I’ve watched? Are there some movies/shows I should check out? Let’s talk about that!