Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #47

Where I ramble about all the TV shows and movies I’ve watched in the past week ….

I’m a little under the weather currently, so apologies if this is on the short side.

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

The Sex Lives of College Girls (Season 2)

What a freaking hot mess. 

Look, I know that Mindy Kaling has been doing the same self-insert with her characters for a long time now and I just inhale those stories anyway. The thing with The Sex Lives of College Girls is that technically the conclusion to the season isn’t necessarily (at least not for all) out of character, but it was hella rushed and without the necessary build-up. I don’t like that there’s sitcoms with 20-minute-runtimes that only have 10 episodes now. It’s just not enough!

I was so ready to have a season of Bela and Eric being comedic rivals and lovers at the same time and was ROBBED, because we just had to make Bela into a massive dick? Kimberley, my sweet summer child, suddenly developed feelings for someone (I won’t believe you if you say you saw that coming in S1) and lied to Whit about it, despite giving the advice to be honest just the episode before. Whitney was absolutely in her right to mess around with bio chem dude, but she deserves so much better and I don’t think she’ll find happiness in the sorority. Lastly, Leighton – girl, you’re the only one making good decisions right now.

I need to know how they’re going to rectify *gestures* all that.

White Lotus (Season 2)

Controversial opinion here, but I’m not the biggest fan of the White Lotus franchise. It always has an incredible cast, way more hidden meaning in every scene than you might expect and great social commentary, but … I just never really like any of the characters? I need someone to root for and each season I struggle to find someone I actually want to support. I mean, I definitely support women’s rights AND wrongs, which makes this show perfect, but most of them are just miserable. I wouldn’t want to trade my life with them. Also, despite the hints everywhere, I didn’t see that ending coming. Well done! Let’s see which location wins the raffle to host the show next season.

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

National Treasure (Season 1)

I know, I know … how can it be National Treasure when Nic Cage isn’t in it? Well, it’s not perfect by far, but I love a good treasure hunt. It’s for sure targeted at a younger audience and I, too, am to blame, cause I tuned in for my boy Jake Austin Walker. They got me with the first two episodes though and Riley is going to make a cameo in the future. I’m looking forward to more!

Gossip Girl (Season 2)

The thing with the Gossip Girl reboot is that I’m barely vibing with any characters, I’m not fully invested, but I still want to know how the mess ends, you know? 

Mythic Quest (Season 3)

I love love love their standalone episodes, they are always the highlight of the season. This little Poppy/Ian backstory was everything to me, mostly because I just adore their dynamic and they haven’t actually shared enough scenes.

MOVIES

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

Something from Tiffany’s

Do you like Christmas? Do you like corny romance movies (especially with Zoey Deutch)? Then Something from Tiffany’s is for you. It feels like those Hallmark movies, but with an actual budget and good casting (and better but not incredible writing). In all fairness, the movie is very predictable, but it felt sweet and it just worked. I have to say that I just want all the romcoms with Zoey Deutch though, she’s my weak spot. Set It Up is still a masterpiece. 

Darby and the Dead

When I saw the trailer for Darby and the Dead, I remember thinking that this was exactly my jam. It reminded me a lot of the teen movies that I used to love when I was younger and that have been replaying on repeat at my home and I’m glad I enjoyed myself while watching. However, I somehow expected there to be a bit more of a spin on a story I’ve seen many a time before. There were some parts that I thought were rushed (Capri’s “redemption” or the resolution to Darby’s own trauma), but overall it was a fairly cute movie. I could have easily seen this be a mini-series, giving each character a bit more time to shine. Still, I had fun.

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 #47

  1. Maybe because it’s been such a crazy week, but I have trouble remembering most of it. I do remember making progress in both Cabinet of Curiosities and a new Netflix anime called Romantic Killer (the former is meh, the latter is hilarious). And I watched that Cinderella movie with Camilla Cabaelo and it wasn’t bad. It had its moments. It just wasn’t amazing. Other than that, it’s just been the usual mix of new anime and Law & Order reruns.
    Next week, however, Alice in Borderland season 2 and Witcher: Blood Origin hit Netflix, so I’m looking forward to that!

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