Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #44

Since I forgot to post this supposedly weekly wrap-up of what I’ve been watching last week, I wanted to make sure, I actually had something to talk about. And I do!

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

Wednesday (Season 1)

I used to love the Addams Family movies from the 90s and Wednesday is such an iconic character. I’m personally not the biggest Tim Burton fan, so I was completely unsure as to what this show would look and feel like. I wanted to go in with an open mind though and can say that I enjoyed it quite a lot. This might sound like a strange comparison, but it had some strong Veronica Mars vibes, which is always a plus in my book.

Throughout the show, I thought it was curious just how much focus was put on Wednesday’s romantic life, as that wasn’t something I necessarily expected. (Neither did she, I imagine.) But I really enjoyed seeing her facade crumble a bit. She’d absolutely kill me for saying that, but she’s a big softie on the inside. She can talk about weapons and murder all she likes, but in the end she has a pretty straight forward moral compass and is quite the teenage detective, who even willingly reports information to the police.

The CGI on the monsters wasn’t my favorite thing, but I loved the costumes and set design. It’s great when you have characters that fall into certain color schemes so perfectly. Speaking of characters, I thought we had a well rounded cast with some interesting names for the adults. They also did well with the mystery aspect and misdirecting the audience on several occasions. It was easy to think that Wednesday was often on to something as we had similar information to her.

In conclusion, I’d love another season.

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

Walker: Independence (Season 1/Fall Finale)

I hate the fact that I have to wait until 2023 until I know how it continues. Tom is in peril, Calian is out of town, we’re about to learn a bit more about Abby. GIVE. ME. MORE!

Fire Country (Season 1)

Still a really good show, but I’m annoyed by the breaks. Why is it on one week, off the next and then repeat?

Reginald the Vampire (Season 1)

Honestly, I think I’m going to drop the show, I’ve lost interest.

White Lotus (Season 2)

At this point in the season, I can see everyone of them turning into a murderer eventually. Well, except maybe Jennifer Coolidge’s character.

The Sex Lives of College Girls (Season 2)

My girls are BACK and I’m so happy. Their friendship is what makes the show so great, but I can’t help and be super excited about my favorite ship (Bela and Eric) thriving. It’s going to be a great season and I think Gavin Leatherwood made a mistake in leaving the show.

Mythic Quest (Season 3)

I wonder where the Dana and Ian friendship is going to go. I do feel a bit sad that Ian and Poppy’s bond isn’t as front and center this season.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

Uncle Buck. Enough said.

MOVIES

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The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

Just like with Werewolf by Night, this might not technically be a movie. It’s 40 odd minutes long and a Special Presentation by Marvel. While watching it, I definitely had a couple questions, such as: When did Mantis get so assertive? Who decided that Groot should look like this now?? Where did Nebula get [redacted] from!? Regardless of my confusion at times, you could see that everyone had a lot of fun making this Holiday Special. I thought it was on the mediocre side, but then the last third really hooked me emotionally too. I’m actually looking forward to the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie. They’re always entertaining for sure.

Einfach mal was Schönes

Sorry, there was no English trailer available, but I love watching movies Karoline Herfurth not only stars in but also directs. The title roughly translates to “something nice for a change” in meaning and I was fully expecting it to be a romantic comedy. Well, it was not? It was rather a commentary on societal pressure to have kids and family dynamics. It still had very funny parts, but I also bawled my eyes out. If any of you speak German, I think this was a great release, even if it didn’t have enough Aaron Altaras.

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