Where I ramble about all the TV shows and movies I’ve watched in the past week ….
I watched so much stuff and I’m incredibly sad that almost all my weekly shows are done now. What on earth am I going to watch!? Either way, I have a lot to talk about this week …
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
XO, Kitty (Series 1)
Okay, HOW MUCH FUN WAS THIS SHOW!? I liked the “To all the boys …”-movies and I’ve read the books and Kitty was always a character with such a presence. When I heard that we would get a show about her adventures, I was so in. Didn’t even have to ask me twice.
The whole thing is based around the guy that Kitty met in the third movie, but you don’t necessarily need to have watched the movies, if you just want to give this a go. None of the characters, except her dad and his girlfriend, make an appearance, they only get mentioned in passing. Kitty is now 17 years old and basically living through her own K-drama.
She has multiple love interests, is questioning her sexuality, is learning about love and her late mother, gets mixed up in a ton of drama and doing all of that while being abroad on her own. Honestly, that’s how I thought my semester abroad would go, but I can just live through her.
Netflix is notoriously unreliable, especially with sapphic content, but I hope this gets picked up. I have a preferred ship that I would love to see sail.
Queen Charlotte (Limited Series/Bridgerton Spin-off)
Alright, I’ve watched it and I get the hype now. The casting is once more impeccable and I’m glad that the Queen’s story got such a spotlight. I know that a lot of people just wanted the next regular season of Bridgerton, but I was way more excited about Queen Charlotte. The chemistry between the leads was sizzling in every scene.
These characters are based on real people, who didn’t look anything like their TV counterparts, but also had similar struggles. I get that this wasn’t what actually happened, but it told the story in such a beautifully humanizing way. You couldn’t help but root for the couples, while your heart simultaneously broke a bit more each episode. So well done with one exception, because we did not need to see a certain character get raped by her husband almost every episode. Like … we get it, this was not a love match. Stop showing it all the time!
Fire Country (Series 1)
The show lost me a bit in the second half and I say that as someone who watches almost all the firehouse shows. I liked the premise, as it wasn’t something we see every day. A fire camp for inmates is something I heard about a lot in the news with the increased wildfires in the past years, but making a show around that was smart. You saw the struggles of the inmates, the added drama by setting it in the lead’s hometown and how everyone has moved on or in some cases hasn’t moved on.
The thing that got somewhat annoying to me is that Bode proved his integrity and loyalty time and time again and yet, in the end, it still wasn’t good enough. He even snitched on another inmate, which is pretty much high treason in the community and puts his life in danger and he still got screwed over. The fact that no one (except for Gabriella) believed him was so weird to me.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 4)
I’m going to keep this short, because I’ve talked about it weekly anyway. The entire season was SO focused on Owen and TK, I felt like almost none of the other characters got their moment to shine. While they had almost every other episode revolve just around them, the other characters got maybe one episode to really focus on them. I have to say, those were my favorite episodes. Like Marjan hallucinating her younger self – peak TV! Grace being a badass and helping take down an organ donor ring – only she could do that! I will always appreciate Judd trying to be a better dad and I’m glad we also got to see Paul handle his new relationship. Those were really the standout moments for me.
Selling Sunset (Season 6)
I can’t tell you why, but I’m here for the drama each and every time.
Netflix listened to viewers and they tried to show a few more houses again this season, but not nearly enough. I guess we just have to accept that this is a reality show about a group of people who work together, but we don’t actually get to see their work? Cause the houses were some of the most fun bits in the first season and then they showed it less and less. We DID get to see Harry Styles’ former house though!
Some were nervous with the departure of Christine, but I think Nicole filled that role swiftly. Ridiculous drama ensued and everyone crossed the lines at some point, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of her – at least not the way she was portrayed this season. I like Bre as an addition to the cast though. She seems far more chill. As for Chrishell? I feel like she’s in her love bubble and doesn’t care about the work anymore, while Jason wishes he was in the same love bubble, but he can’t just leave work the way she does.
9-1-1 (Season 6)
I’m so sorry for my bias, but I mostly care about Eddie and Buck and the season had its moments, but I wasn’t the biggest fan. Is the sperm donor storyline done now? It felt awkward all throughout and it still feels out of character to me that he could just go about his life, knowing he has a biological child out there. I’m not saying that people in general can’t do that, I just think Buck, as an individual … not seeing it.
I won’t comment on Buck and Eddie’s dating life. I just won’t.
Happy about Hen and Karen, Athena and Bobby as well as Chim and Maddie doing well. Go them! AND I got Ravi back – FINALLY!
Next season will air on ABC, we shall see how that goes. I guess crossovers are less likely?
Station 19 (Season 6)
I talked about a lot of the things from this season in the last post already, but I’m going to try and briefly summarize them here as well. Over all, it felt like the season of missed opportunities.
- Jack better be okay, he is my favorite character and he was a mess almost all season long. I cannot handle losing him.
- Ruiz is basically dead to me now. The ego of this man, how pathetic …
- Hughes deserves the world!
- There was one transition in the final episode from a baby to the bald head of Sully and that was the funniest thing in what was supposed to be a serious moment. They had such weird cuts sometimes.
- Herrera is finally captain, we can all rest now. She even had a brief talk with Eli, even though I still think that was handled weirdly on the show.
- Bishop and Carina are on good terms again as well. We love that!
To sum it up, I need Jack to be okay. That’s really all I need.
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)
The finale of Grey’s Anatomy really took a page out of Station 19’s book and didn’t just have one character in peril, but several. I swear to all of you, I will lose my shit if Teddy dies and Owen stays. I also want Sam to be okay, because it would be so awkward if something happened to him just because Link and Jo were making out …
Either way, the soft reboot was a full on success in my eyes. I adore the new interns with all my heart. We just need a bunch of new residents etc. now, because we’ve lost quite a couple doctors to different hospitals and research facilities at this point.
I don’t personally care about Meredith going mad scientist, but maybe that will be part of the next season? I can never tell if she is out for good or just wanted to lessen her presence on the show.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Class of ’09 (Season 1)
I keep enjoying this show, especially learning how everything went so awry. I sometimes wish that a few interpersonal relationships were highlighted more instead of all the secrecy and intrigue, but I’m into it as a whole.
Ted Lasso (Season 3)
I know that people are complaining about the runtime of the episodes this season, but I think that we have to cover so many characters all the time, we need those extra minutes. For me, the season has found its stride and I’m looking forward to see how it all ends. Although, to the dismay of many, I can’t say I’m a Tedbecca shipper. I just don’t see it as romantic.
Good Trouble (Season 5)
The show is now on summer break and I’m kind of glad? I’m not into the storylines this season and it’s a shame. I was so excited to see Davia and Dennis be a couple, but this isn’t really working for me.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
After all the news about Jonathan Majors broke, I wasn’t too excited to watch this anymore. In general, I’m not sure I saw all the Ant-Man movies in theaters anyway, so it wasn’t that big a deal for me. I mostly just wanted to check out the Ryan Bergara cameo, because that was a fun and random thing to add to this movie.
As a whole, I don’t understand why we had to recast Cassie Lang. This has nothing to do with Kathryn Newton in particular, I’ve liked her a lot in previous projects such as the Pokémon movie, The Society or Map of Tiny Perfect Things. I just feel like the previous actress could have carried the role just as well. I guess I just don’t like recasts when the only reason is to get a better known person for the role.
You may already have guessed that I just wasn’t super enthusiastic about this movie. Considering how much of a Marvel girlie it was, it’s really a shame to see how little I care most of these days. I couldn’t even get excited about the Loki post-credit scene. I hate that you can’t watch a single thing anymore without watching a gajillion other projects first.