Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #54

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

Let me tell you, I surprised myself with the amount of shows I watched/finished this past week. Let’s talk about that! 


National Treasure: Edge of History (Season 1)

I know a lot of people were skeptical, because the show didn’t feature Nic Cage and focused on a much younger age bracket, but you know what? For what it was, it was a lot of fun. Everyone is insanely smart, so they figure out clues and puzzles super fast, but it was also just great to have a really healthy and nice friendship group dynamic to watch. There’s loads of ships if you’re interested in that and the final episodes did hold some twists I didn’t necessarily expect. 

I haven’t yet heard any news on a potential renewal for the show, but it works as a one-off limited series just as much as a continued show. They definitely set up a storyline should they get another season order, but there was no dreadful cliffhanger.

The Legend of Vox Machina (Season 2)

I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH! I think Prime also really cracked the perfect formula of how to release episode on a streaming platform. They posted three episodes per week, which was (to me) the ideal mix of being able to binge and immerse myself in the story while also having the excitement of a weekly release and getting to talk to people about specific episodes. 

As far as the animation goes, I feel like they really stepped it up in season 2, because there were some gorgeous shots that I still think about a lot. Especially all things concerning the Raven Queen was SO WELL DONE. I just adored seeing the campaign come to life on the screen and this show hyping up adult animation content, because it can be so dope!

I’m very glad to inform you that season 3 has already been greenlit.

YOU (Season 4, Part 1)

Somehow, YOU manages to reinvent itself a little bit every season. I have to admit that I don’t really get why we split the season in two other than Netflix trying to generate buzz for their property over a longer amount of time, but as a viewer, not really feeling it. 

This season starts out as a kind of murder mystery, where I surprised myself by guessing the murderer before I had even met the character – a new record for me! I feel very torn in the way they try to give Joe more and more redeemable qualities, because he is an absolute psycho and people are bound to forget that, because they find him hot … 

Still, long story short, I had fun and binged it in one evening. Looking forward to part 2 now and will judge the season as a whole afterwards.


The Last of Us (Season 1)

We got TWO episodes this week and I’m so glad about that. Henry and Sam’s story deserved to be told and was so freaking heartbreaking. I thought it was kind of fitting that those were the two episodes that aired closer to each other. 

Mayfair Witches (Season 1)

I’ve watched episode 6, because I think for some it wasn’t obvious that I’ve continued to be one episode ahead of the TV release. I’m just not a fan I suppose. I would have structured the show so differently.

Fire Country (Season 1)

If I get tired of Bode and Gabriella now … that does not bode well (see what I did there?) for upcoming seasons.

Wolf Pack (Season 1)

Loving this show! I don’t yet know what it means to be in a pack in this particular universe, but I can’t wait to find out.

How I Met Your Father (Season 2)

Sooo … Sophie admitted she kissed all of her friends at some point on the show. That means my Sid endgame is still an option.

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

The Valentine’s episode was fun! They know how to do themed stuff on Abbott.

9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)

Ugh, again with the FBI storyline that I do not care about … the Iris thing on the other hand? Carlos cannot blame TK for it. I just won’t allow my babies to fight over something that was done by an unhinged person.


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

Your Place or Mine

I announced that we would get a resurgence of RomComs this year and Your Place or Mine was one of the first ones on my list. Not sure if all of you have seen the red carpet pictures of Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, but those two did not look comfortable next to each other at all. It was super awkward to watch, but it sort of makes sense now that I’ve watched the movie and the leads don’t share the screen for 90% of the time. 

In theory, this should have been a home run. We have friends to lovers, immature adult bonding with a kid, a LOT of bookish references and talk about plants, Zoe Chao was featured. Those are legit all things I enjoy, but I felt a bit lackluster about the outcome of it all. It was nice, but not the best RomCom I’ve seen of late. I think we are allowed to want the genre to thrive, but for it to also do … more?

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