Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #50

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

We skipped a week, because I had to do all my wrap-ups and rankings (check out a summary HERE), so you’d think there was loads to talk about, but my brain is mostly blanking right now. I also restarted Yellowstone, so I’m unwell, thank you very much.

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

Ginny & Georgia (Season 2)

Ginny & Georgia caught a lot of flack when it first premiered. From people ridiculing the teen drama to the Swifties and BTS armies coming for the show for disrespecting their faves. All in all, it had a fair share of cringey moments, but I still enjoyed watching said first season and I was looking forward to more. Boy, did they deliver! SEASON 2 IS SO MUCH BETTER!

I’m not even joking a little bit. There’s still annoying characters and subplots I’m not fully invested in, but they seemed to really have listened to the audience and stepped up their game tenfold. The performances were award-worthy and I can say that, because they literally made me cry in the first episode of the season. There was a heavy focus on mental health and they handled that topic well in my opinion. I can’t speak to all experiences and their representation on the show, but I found some aspects I’m definitely familiar with. I genuinely hope that they can get another season even without a mountain of controversy getting people to hate-watch. They’d deserve it, but I don’t trust Netflix one bit.

Mythic Quest (Season 3)

I’m sad to say that this was my least favorite season of the show so far. I can’t put my finger on the “why?” of it all exactly, but they switched up the character dynamics and paired people differently, which I guess I didn’t fully vibe with? This is the worst and most vague review ever, but it’s really just a gut feeling. I very much liked the last couple of episodes though, because Mythic Quest does the 1.) the standalone episodes and 2.) the episodes with a serious undertone SO WELL. They’re even getting a spin-off show focusing on those standalone stories. I can’t wait for that!

Anyway, I’m glad there’s more, but this was a lengthy filler in a way. I’m also just maybe possibly only here for Poppy and Ian to have a complicated but wonderful relationship and whatever it is that Danny Pudi is doing.

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

Mayfair Witches (Season 1)

I’m glad I haven’t read the books, because I enjoyed myself very much in that first episode. I only saw that changes were made, characters combined and readers were not happy. I’m hopeful that this show will deliver with full force as the season progresses. I mean, Mayfair Witches is a tale that takes some time to get set up properly.

Will Trent (Season 1)

Another literary adaptation and the promos were so lying! This is not a show with a comedic undertone at all and it’s all the more brilliant for it. I’m very much invested. But also, Betty is the real scene-stealer.

National Treasure (Season 1)

I’m having a great time with the show. Every time that I get frustrated with a character, they prove me wrong and I love that.

1923 (Season 1)

I’m in shambles. The fact that they finally revealed the “twist” with the time difference – brilliant – but to leave us on that note – cruel!

Gossip Girl (Season 2)

At this point, I don’t even know if I still have characters I root for? Aki? Maybe??

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

Please, this is the only sitcom I love to watch and it’s so good! The outro from last week with the podcast still has me in stitches.

Call Me Kat (Season 3)

The tribute episode for Leslie Jordan was heartbreaking, I don’t know how the cast went through that.

MOVIES

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

The People We Hate at the Wedding

There’s a lot of book adaptations in today’s post and I’m exposing myself in that I have read none of them. I was excited to watch The People We Hate at the Wedding, because usually romantic/family comedies with Kristen Bell have worked well for me in the past (think You Again or When in Rome), but I was a bit underwhelmed by this one. It’s not a terrible movie, but sometimes you get the intricacies of certain relationships across the screen and sometimes you don’t. I don’t know if it was just the fact that too many characters were involved or if it was similar in the source material, but my gut tells me that it was better explored in a longer format.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

I’ve wanted the book for this one for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it. Since I didn’t know when I’d be able to read it (or just get the book in general), I just figured I’d watch the “movie” instead. It was so precious and cute, but it didn’t really have a full fledged-story narrative. It was more like little scenes of wisdom and vulnerable moments smushed together in a certain sequence. If you want to get in your feels, this seems like the right thing, but it’s not going to blow you away with it’s story.

I may have forgotten something, but, oh well! Did you watch anything I’ve watched? Are there some movies/shows I should check out? Let’s talk about that!

13 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #50

  1. Man, so much watching recently! Like you, I saw the first episode of the Mayfair Witches, and while I did note plenty of changes from the book, I didn’t mind them. After all, it’s a big-ass book, and there’s a lot there that just won’t translate well to the TV (though I do hope we see a certain character later on).
    I’ve also been keeping up with new anime and catching up on Law & Order (in season 13 now) while watching the new episodes when they air. And as far as movies go, I saw M3GAN in theaters (that was fun), watched this Finnish horror film called Hatching (that was a trip), and have watched the first three Indiana Jones films with plans to watch the fourth this weekend. I’ll be all caught up by the time Dial of Destiny comes out.

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