Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #66

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

I skipped this post last week, because I hadn’t watched a lot yet and I intended to check out Queen Charlotte. Unfortunately, I still haven’t had time to watch it, but I have other things to talk about. Like I really went on a ramble for some of these.

FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS

Will Trent (Series 1)

Will Trent is based on a book series that people love very much. When the trailer came out, people said the vibe was very different and I’m sure quite a couple changes were made from page to screen. However, and this is very important, Will Trent is a fantastic show either way. It might not be an entirely faithful adaptation, but it has compelling characters that deal with various trauma from their past. It has great friendships and romantic relationships. While there is the occasional humerous break, it has some deeply emotional beats and is just wonderful to watch. The breakout star was Betty, the dog, for sure though.

I’m happy to announce that the show has been renewed for another season and we will be getting more!

The Company You Keep (Series 1)

Speaking of renewals, The Company You Keep was unfortunately not so lucky. While the chemistry between all players was off the charts and I had so much fun with the different cons each week, the network decided not to move forward with the show. While I’m definitely sad, I think it’s still fun to watch the first season regardless, if you haven’t yet. There’s a couple loose strings that would have been great to explore in future seasons, but it also has a formidable arc that you get to follow start to finish. They often surprised me with some bold storytelling choices!

WEEKLY TV SHOWS

Class of ’09 (Season 1)

Despite a very similar title, it has nothing to do with the show Class of ’07, which I’ve talked about before. Instead this is a show following FBI agents over several decades. It feels a bit choppy in terms of narrative at first, but it’s a very compelling show. I can’t wait to see where it goes. 2034 looks hella futuristic on the show already.

Ted Lasso (Season 3)

At this point, I cry almost every week watching the show. The way they handled the Colin storyline was so important to me and I just love how it was resolved with Isaac. There was so much good stuff in there and it gives me hope for humanity.

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

I’m deeply sad about what happened with Wyatt, but I also have to say that I was on Judd’s side on the call. If he hadn’t gotten there, Tommy would have blown up as well. I understand that she had a patient and leaving someone behind is never an easy choice, but she put more people at risk. I’m probably overthinking this.

Good Trouble (Season 5)

I hate everything that has to do with the restaurant and I do not like Davia’s co-stars. I’m not vibing with this season, especially not Evan’s memory loss. I get what they’re trying to do, but he was never like that, not even two years prior before he met Mariana. This is some bs.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

Are we vibing with Eddie and Buck’s respective love interests? I just KNEW when they introduced the baby-storyline that the mother was going to end up “with” Buck eventually. Ugh, I hate stuff like that.

Also, Chimney deserved that proposal and I was so happy!

Station 19 (Season 6)

So, first things first, the Beckett storyline was so well done and I’m very glad we had it this season. Also, I’m so happy Jack reunited with his foster sister. Both those things made me tear up, but not on to the things that I didn’t understand as much (maybe this season as a whole):

  • I don’t mind Eli and Montgomery at all, but it still feels like that came out of nowhere and what exactly happened to Eli relentlessly pursuing Herrera? We’re just dropping that entirely? They’re never having a conversation again?
  • They completely ruined Ruiz for me. He never – not once – expressed wanting to be captain again and yet that’s all this season was about. He is so unlikable in this role and I can’t see his relationship with Hughes lasting much longer.
  • I just do not care about Sully dating the fire chief. We’ve done the dating above one’s station thing like 5 times on the show already, it’s just not that interesting anymore.
  • Jack’s storyline with his bio family was set up so well and then just discarded for the season. That tiny bit with his bio sister was so unnecessary and not at all what I pictured when it came to confronting that part of his life. Feels like there was potential wasted.

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

I know the whole theme of this season is that we’re repeating storylines from the early seasons to remind people why they loved the show, but … hell no, I don’t want to repeat the Denny storyline!! I wasn’t even in favor of Link and Jo necessarily becoming romantic, but just let them be a couple and leave this Sam guy out of it.

Also, I’m just as confused as Adams how his entire family of doctors didn’t see he had ADHD?

MOVIES

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water

I’m sorry, but there was no reason whatsoever for this movie to be more than three hours long. A lot of it was very similar in terms of what happened in the first movie and I just cannot believe we’re really doing an Avatar: the Last Airbender thing by making the different tribes related to various elements.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some interesting stories in there. I thought it was strange that everyone who watched the movie piled on Spider for his betrayal, but no one noted that Jake literally called him their family’s “pet” and no one even attempted to get him back when he was kidnapped. Like??? That is a whole child that no one felt responsible for.

I really enjoyed the whale-like creatures and the bonds they formed. That was beautiful and heart-breaking at the same time. I’m also interested to learn more about Kiri’s connection to Pandora and nature as a whole.

However, in the end, this is still a story that strongly takes from indigenous culture and has very little to no involvement of actual indigenous creatives. 

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

12 thoughts on “Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #66

  1. This past week and a half has been so crazy, it’s a wonder I’ve had time to watch anything at all. I’m way behind on some of my anime series, and I don’t know where I found time to watch the latest episodes of Law & Order.
    I did manage to watch Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3 on Monday, though. No spoilers, but it was good. Very emotional and had some surprises. When you watch it, I think you’ll like it.

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  2. YES! I agree with you about Eli, like he was so into Andy and now… nothing? It makes no sense and him being into Montgomery just felt like a way to make the show juicer and I’m just like nahhh. I’m also not liking Ruiz either. Every time he comes on screen I groan because nothing he says is nice and so dismissive… especially to Vic like what is wrong with you? The Beckett plot was good, I agree with you. I liked that Vic went out to him, that’s all I wanted to watch in that episode.

    I’m getting tired of the Link/Jo plotline of the will they won’t they. Can they just figure that out. It’s like every week we get a teaser of their relationship and I’m over it. I never thought about the Denny storyline (I don’t think I watched much of it because I was so in and out of the show back then) but you’re right it’s falling into that same story.

    I guess we’ll find out next week how they will end the shows for the season.

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    • THANK YOU!!! I was feeling like I had hallucinated the whole Andy/Eli thing, because yay for Montgomery getting some, but what???
      Ruiz is so done to me. I can’t with that guy anymore. His ego blew up and he become the least likable person. I like him less than Beckett now 😱

      I hear you on Jo and Link. It’s so drawn out at this point. They already act like a family, they should just get a move on. I hope Sam doesn’t die though, that would make me sad. He seems fun.

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      • Right?! It was all pointing towards Eli and Andy and then BAM! he’s getting it on with Travis and I’m like huh? Left field much? OMG ME TOO! Like when we got that backstory on Beckett I was like how are we here where we are actually liking him? He seemed so human. Ruiz is so unbearable like every time he comes on the screen I get mad!

        I’m glad that Jo and Link finally figured their shit out because I was getting tired. I’m with you, I hope Sam doesn’t die BUT NOW WE HAVE TO WAIT! 😩

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  3. I didn’t watch any of these, but I do have a report on one of the movies you’ve shared on your upcoming shows and movie posts. We watched one of the basketball movies – Air. That’s the one with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jason Bateman. I thought it was really interesting. It doesn’t focus on the basketball but on the creation of the Air Jordan shoe/brand. I learned a lot from it.

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  4. I still need to see Class of 07 because I love Emily Browning. I also loved the way they handled Colin’s story in Ted Lasso. And the whole comparing being gay to being a Denver Broncos fan was hilarious, especially the way Ted was like “Yep, wish I hadn’t said it” that whole scene was perfect, as was the “what is it about me that you felt like you couldn’t tell me.” UGH I love that show.

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