Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #64

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

I technically finished two books this week, but somehow didn’t write a single post. I was going to say that I didn’t have time, but when you see what all I watched, you might not agree … 


Jury Duty (Season 1)

Jury Duty is one of my new all time favorite shows! They really went and Truman Show-ed a dude and somehow they managed to find the most wholesome person for the job. As the trailer showed, everyone except one person is an actor – Ronald – and during the entire trial he thinks he is part of a documentary and not an actual reality show. 

Granted, it’s a little mean to trick a person like that, but Ronald is, as already mentioned, just plain good. He embraced the oddballs and was supportive, patient and kind. The show wouldn’t have worked without him and was equally as sweet as it was plain hilarious. I laughed so hard and can only imagine how tricky it sometimes must have been for the actors not to break character. I guess I’d now suspect a camera behind every mirror my whole life, but nothing brought me more joy than to see Ronald be good and it pay off for him. To this day, he’s still friends with the cast and now a famous boy.

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

We all are well aware of the fact that I love this show. It’s funny and has just so much heart. It shows all the flaws and beauty of the American educational system, uplifting the people that put in so much work and are never appreciated enough. Quinta Brunson really did something special here and I’m so happy to see the show continue.

In my eyes, the show really focused on the development and slow burn of Janine and Gregory and I AM SO HERE FOR IT! They’re done so well and I cannot wait to continue the slow torture until they finally get together. 

The Mandalorian (Season 3)

Frankly, this wasn’t my favorite season of The Mandalorian. While I don’t mind a focus on the people of Mandalore as a whole rather than Djarin (who would have thought that’s his first name, eh?) and Grogu, I felt that the storytelling was a bit disjointed. We got to see so many glimpses of different parts of the universe, which is fine, but it didn’t fit together as smoothly as I’d have liked it. Either way, it was worth it in the end, because that was wholesome stuff right there. Loved seeing that ending for real, because I know we were all stressed about that finale.


Ride (Season 1)

I want cowboys in my life, but I might have to drop this show. I’m just not as invested as I’d like to be.

The Company You Keep (Season 1)

Sad to see this season end so soon, because it has been so much fun. I genuinely love all the cons and family dynamics.

Fire Country (Season 1)

I don’t like that there are drugs at the camp now. No one mess with that crew, they’re trying so hard!

Will Trent (Season 1)

I guess GBI officers can go undercover as well, but somehow I didn’t expect to have Will do that. Really glad to have him back either way, although Angie’s storyline is crushing me. Also, they really gotta stop with all the breaks between episodes. It’s so annoying.

Ted Lasso (Season 3)

I didn’t expect this episode to be so divisive, because except for Ted’s storyline, I thought this was one of the best episodes of the season. I don’t want to rile up any TedBecca stans, but I’m glad to see Rebecca have such chemistry with someone else, I just see her more as friends with Ted. The best part to me was 1. Colin finding someone to confide in with Trent (I cried) and 2. Jamie and Roy’s growing friendship. There was genuinely so much good stuff there!

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

How often I had to explain that I don’t know why a fire captain with a lot of training would attempt CPR on a frozen man has made me lose count. Either way, weird writing choice … but also … is the widow a stone cold killer? Owen never finds normal women.

Good Trouble (Season 5)

There’s a lot going on at this point and I’m not sure I’m loving any particular storyline a 100%. As long as we don’t separate Davia and Dennis, I should be good. I feel like there’s something weird going on with her co-stars though.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

Eddie being kind of smitten with the woman his aunt set him up with is a blow for all Buddie fans out there, but I highly doubt it’s ever going to happen anyway. I LOVED that we’re getting Ravi back though. I know the actor went on to be on a season of “Never Have I Ever”, but it still felt weird the way his character just disappeared without explanation, when he was supposed to be the next Buck. He better be back for good now.

Station 19 (Season 6)

When they intertwined the Carina/Maya shower scene with the house collapsing, I was in disbelief. Who makes a choice like that?

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

Lucas not being able to Simone’s man of honor, because he’s in love with her – that’s what I’m here for! Bailey getting doxxed had me so stressed out though. As someone who worked in customer service, I’m telling you that none of these phone calls would have run this smoothly and I love the idealism behind it, but it’s not realistic to me.


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Can I buy into Chris Evans being a goofy farmer boy? Yeah, I can. Do I believe that Ana de Armas is capable of being a badass spy? Also, yes. Where it gets tricky is the concept of their first encounter basically being an entire argument, them bickering all the time, spending one night together and then sorta doing stalker-y stuff. In reality, none of this would be cute and they seem utterly incompatible. Sure, this is a movie, so what does it need to be realistic for, but it just felt so silly.

They went so overboard with cameos and action sequences, they sometimes didn’t know what genre exactly they wanted to be. Is it an action romance, is it a romantic comedy … like, what do we want? And I still don’t know why Ana de Armas had that terrible wig … I guess, I just expected more, but I did like a lot of the music selection.

Did you watch anything I’ve watched? Are there some more movies/shows I should take a look at? Let’s talk about that!