Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #41

I’m sad to see a lot of my shows ending, but I’m still having a really grand time. Maybe I’ll finally have more time to do other stuff come November … I really shouldn’t say that though. It rarely pans out when I claim I want to post more.


Vampire Academy (Season 1)

I loved this entire season of Vampire Academy! I know that changes were made to the books, but each actor took so much care in how they portrayed their respective characters, it showed and they stayed so faithful to the spirit of those characters. They were smart in incorporating storylines from later books early on, so that the build up would make sense and things wouldn’t come out of nowhere. It’s helpful that, while Rose is still the main character (as she should be – Sisi Stringer rocked it!), it’s not just told from her POV. We get to see so much more. Also, one of the best things they could have done is remove/reduce the freaky age gap between Rosa and Dimitri – Romitri was my absolute everything! (And I say that with a show that literally has like a minimum of 5 ships to root for.)

Having said all that, I think it still might be a tad confusing for people who have never seen the movie of the same title or read the books. The lore is very particular and they don’t exactly do the best of jobs in explaining everything. They rather rush through it and throw words at the viewers, which they probably have never heard before and don’t know the meaning of.

I’m not someone who trusts Julie Plec, so I was super hesitant to check out her adaptation, but it turned out really well in my humble opinion. It hasn’t been renewed yet, although I sincerely hope that they will. They have a passionate fanbase and a lot ground still left to cover. I’m definitely invested and would love nothing more than to see these people return to my screen. I was so happy and looking forward to the episodes each week.

Tell Me Lies (Season 1)

It’s very hard to justify why I watched this entire trainwreck of toxic people screwing each other over. Except for Bree, none of them should have rights, because what the heck were they thinking? They weren’t friends, they just psychologically tortured each other.

Set in the early 2000s, there’s definitely a weird sense of nostalgia involved. While you will most likely hate or at least dislike a majority of the characters, their actions don’t feel implausible and thus … you kind of can’t look away? I was so frustrated and wanted to shake some sense into so many characters, I thought I would be glad once the season was over. But, to be completely honest, I still need more. They dropped a bombshell on us in the finale and now I want to see how these problematic folks got there.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 3)

While Season 3 of Lower Decks wasn’t my favorite one, it actually came together really nicely in the end. Most of it was to finally have Mariner accept her place in Starfleet and appreciate it for what it is, but all of the core four characters got their time to shine. Even though some storylines felt random, they eventually pulled together in the final episodes, which I can definitely appreciate. I’m going to continue watching it, if they give me more.


Walker: Independence (Season 1)

Glad Kate knows what’s up now. She’s an asset for sure.

Reginald the Vampire (Season 1)

A lot of Maurice backstory this time around, but the show still isn’t hitting as much as other vampire content.

Interview with the Vampire (Season 1)

This show is so amazingly nuanced but also blunt when it needs to be. I adore how faceted each character is, while at the back of your mind, you know some are irredeemable.

Fire Country (Season 1)

It keeps getting better, although I jinxed it with the ridiculous cases they’d have to deal with. A whole freaking building crumbled this time.

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

Perfect Halloween episode for this show!

DC’s Stargirl (Season 3)

I’m not as invested as I used to be and I think I just have to accept that.

Call Me Kat (Season 3)

It’s incredibly heartbreaking to watch the show, knowing that Leslie Jordan passed away this week.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

We finally got the Karen and Hen backstory and I love that for us!

Station 19 (Season 6)

It’s so sad to see Jack and Maya crumble to pieces, but dang, it really got me when all Jack wanted was to see Prue. She was so excited to see him too. My heart melts for stuff like that.

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

I couldn’t care less about Teddy and Owen and I’m furious that Teddy is giving bad advice to Link in regards to Joe. Ugh, why are they even still here? Also, please, someone help Schmitt. That poor man is drowning.


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

No new movies this week. I hope to add some over the next week, as I’m 1) off work and 2) it’s Halloween!

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

10 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #41

  1. I actually caught that Abbott Elementary episode and loved it. I don’t normally watch the show but have seen enough to know that was most definitely a perfect Halloween half-hour. Stargirl is kinda “just there” this year for me also. Maybe it’s simply because I expect it to be over after this season. But as well, the story lines to me seem to be a little all over the place. The whole season feels disjointed.

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  2. On the subject of Interview with the Vampire, I have one thing to say: poor Claudia! Poor Charlie!
    Also, I saw Black Adam last weekend and it was okay. Great fight scenes and it manages to fill its run time. I will say, however, that there was never a moment where the characters could slow down, take a deep breath, and let us see them for who they are or develop. Yeah, going so fast kept things interesting, but did we really get to know any of these characters past the surface?


  3. I’m hoping that with Maya and Jack completely crumbling and hitting rock bottom that they rise up better than ever.
    I agree with you about Owen and Teddy; I don’t know why we’re getting so much of them. Seeing Link go all puppy dog around Joe has been really cute and I wouldn’t be mad if they actually officially got together.

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    • I hope so too! Jack has always been one of my favorites, so I’m rooting for him especially. I’d also like to explore his family situation and his foster sister from back in the day more. I hope he goes looking for her.
      Owen and Teddy do nothing but fight or sleep together and it’s useless.

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      • Yes! I do hope we get more from Jack’s family because there’s so much to explore there. They’ve given him so many layers that we haven’t gotten to truly explore yet.

        omg they do and I don’t know why that’s the content we’re getting!

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