Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #68

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

I know we’re due a monthly wrap-up, but it will have to wait until Monday as I’ve been super busy and started working out more seriously again and my whole body hurts and I’m tired. Naturally, I resorted to TV and movies, so let’s talk about those …  


In Limbo (Season 1)

If you would like to cry, binge this show! I’m not quite sure how I stumbled upon In Limbo, but I’m making my way through some original Australian shows and enjoying it very much. 

In Limbo is a ghost story and a story about grief.  It’s about how you never fully know the people in your life and important it is to show up when it matters. It’s way funnier than it should be considering the topic and has so many valid and authentic moments of people grieving in different ways. I was especially in awe of Ryan Corr’s performance and would have loved nothing more than to give him a good hug.

If you don’t mind sad content, this is a HUGE RECOMMENDATION!

Trigger warnings: depression and suicide!

Muted (Season 1)

I don’t know who greenlit this rubbish thing called a show, but they should be fired. I’m usually not a person, who wishes bad stuff on anyone or anything, but dang, I hope it won’t get renewed and I say that fully knowing the cliffhanger.

I started Muted because there were some cast members from Elite, but soon regretted it. In all of the six episodes, I just kept thinking “how is any of this legal” on top of “why can’t anyone act???”. The latter complaint mostly stems from people delivering dialogue in really monotonous ways and having few to no believable facial expressions. I’m so sorry to everyone involved, I’m sure they’re usually great, but this show was a mess. It made me really uncomfortable. I couldn’t even enjoy the freaking twists …

Ted Lasso (Series Finale?)

There’s been a lot of talk about Ted Lasso and whether there will be a season 4, a spin-off and/or a movie. General consensus seems to be that people aren’t really happy (especially the shippers, but not only those), most haven’t been happy for a large part of Season 3, but I’m just going to uselessly add my voice to all the chatter. Over all, I enjoyed the finale, but I’m going to try and sort my thoughts into categories (some for the entire shows.

What I Liked

  • I’m happy that Ted and Rebecca stayed friends. I was never really sold on the TedBecca ship, even though I adore their connection. I just couldn’t really picture it, so this feels more authentic in my head.
  • The whole freaking evolution of Jamie Tartt! Back in season 1, I couldn’t stand the man for a while, but now he has become my favorite character. That’s how you show growth.
  • Roy finally becoming one of the Diamond Dogs and being more open to talking about his feelings was a blessing.
  • I cannot thank the show enough for showing Colin’s journey and letting him kiss is guy on the field in the finale. Truly the best moment of the whole episode.
  • Very much aware that it irked many people, but I liked that the team came in second. It was never about winning and they didn’t even expect to get that far with the team anyway, so this just proved the point of Ted’s coaching. 
  • I like that happy endings can be unexpected and don’t necessarily need to be romantic. Ted’s happy ending is being there for his son, getting to witness the small moments and not being miles away. 

What I Didn’t Like

  • I really thought we were past the whole love triangle thing at the end of the penultimate episode, so Roy and Jamie fighting over Keeley felt like a massive step back in everyone’s character development. For me, that wasn’t necessary at all. If you really want to subvert the love triangle trope, make them a throuple or let the guys date and let Keeley be an independent woman, but this didn’t feel like an earned ending for the characters. 
  • Rebecca ending up with the flying Dutchman, who has a daughter, was cute and all, but I just wish it had been developed a little more on screen.
  • I didn’t feel Keeley and Barbara’s connection strong enough for her to change the name of her business to include Barbara’s name. It’s a small thing, but yeah …
  • As much as I don’t think everyone needs to end up a couple – which I’ve said so many times – it doesn’t feel right that Beard and Jane are the only ones (we’ve witnessed for more than an episode) still together (if you continue on, I have something to say about that supposed “wedding”). It’s not a healthy relationship, even if they are happy in it. So, for a show that preaches rom-communism, this was meager … 

Things I Noticed/Theorize About

  • I think everything that happened after Ted got on the plane and Beard got off is not necessarily canon. To me, those were things Ted imagined happening now that he’s gone, but how WEIRD would it be for him not to attend Beard’s wedding? Unacceptable really, so it’s more like a “dream” or “premonition” than reality in my mind. Also, why would we go through those flash forwards just to show Ted’s plane departing again? We could have went straight to him coaching Henry.
  • Like many others, I think there’s lots of material here for spin-offs or one-offs or whatever you want to call it. Be it the Richmond women’s team or just following certain characters, I could see them continuing that way and just allowing the show to grow beyond Ted. In the end, it was never about him!


Class of ’09 (Season 1)

I thought I would vibe with this more to be honest, but I’m sticking with it. 

Platonic (Season 1)

There’s about 4 or 5 episodes of this out by now and I’m enjoying it a lot. Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen are a hilarious duo and I adore that it focuses on an age group that isn’t full of teens. Also, heck yeah to all the messy women-men-friendships out there. Love to see it!

How I Met Your Father (Season 2)

The show is back from its mid-season break and is giving us some SidSophie crumbs. I think the majority of the fandom hopes that Sid is the dad, and honestly, I’m fully in support of this as well.

Nancy Drew (Season 4)

Nancy Drew is back for its final season and I will be so sad to see the characters go, but I’m here for all the delicious Nace angst. They basically confirmed them as soulmates and we’re gonna break that curse, I just know it. Because if we don’t, we will riot!


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Love Again

Love Again is the US remake of the German movie “SMS für Dich”, which is in turn based on a book. It’s my all time favorite German romcom (despite some obvious flaws that I will continue to ignore until the end of days), so the US version always had a lot to live up to. And wow, it did not do well in comparison.

I thought it was fun to get the famous singer persona in the story to be played by Celine Dion. She is an icon and her personal history brought some additional weight to her character, but other than that? A fairly lackluster experience. The chemistry between the leads wasn’t overwhelming and I would have actually liked to see the actor who played John (the deceased fiancé) in the role of Sam’s character? Like, that’s not a great testimony …

It felt polished and bland, with none of the quirky charisma translating to this version at all. All in all, it was just an okay movie. 

Did you watch anything I’ve watched? Are there some more movies/shows I should take a look at? I’m currently miffed that no one told me that they made a TV show out of Markus Zusak’s The Messenger, which I’ve started watching. Let’s talk about that!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 15-21/2023)

Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week

I’m still in shock after yesterday’s wrap-up of what I’ve been watching (you can find it here), because almost all my shows have ended or are ending. Let’s hope there’s some good stuff coming this summer and beyond. But I’d also like to use this opportunity to say that I’m fully on board with the writer’s strike, because they deserve so much more. I remember the last strike and how so many shows/stories turned to sh*t. The stories we love cannot be told without them, so they better be compensated accordingly!

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Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #67

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 … 


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)

(Spoilers ahead)

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)

(Spoilers ahead)

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)

(Spoilers ahead)

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. 


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.


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

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.

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

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.


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!


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?


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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!

April 2023 Wrap-Up

April Wrap-Up

April – on the blog – didn’t really go as planned. It really took me a lot of time to get some content out, but towards the end, I managed to post a bunch of reviews. I’m pleased to still (sorta) be on track with my reading. Let’s dive into what I’ve read this past month! It’s quite the random collection, if I dare say so myself:

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! OR find me on StoryGraph, which I adore more and more as an alternative. My own reviews you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above, if there are posts for them.

I think it’s fair to say that I have established a regular reading habit by keeping up my streak of reading at least one page per day for 57 DAYS now! It might not seem like the longest stretches of time, but we all have to start with the little steps to get there. I’m definitely not the fastest reader anymore, but I am consistent. Here’s what my April looked like in terms of pages:

A chart showing the daily pages read in April 2023

In terms of my reading goals, that means I’m right on track with the number of books and still wildly behind when it comes to the number of pages. Reading just 2-4 pages might keep my streak going, but it does not do much to help with my 15,000 page count goal. Maybe I did just aim too high … OR I will make it later this year.


In Other News

April came and went like so many other months. The year started out so slow, but now everything just keeps passing me by. While there were some really stereotypical April days, I think the spring-like weather helped with my mood and just generally spend more time outdoors. That, in turn, helped lower my stress levels and I feel like I ended the month much calmer and with a generally better attitude than in a long time. I just wanna believe that good things are happening.

I Went to Another Book Event

I don’t get to go to very many bookish events where I live, so this was another special one for me. Abla Alaoui is a successful German musical actress with Moroccan roots, who happened to publish her first novel. She currently playing Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical in Vienna and luckily also did her first ever reading there.

With about 70 people present, it still felt like a very intimate affair with loads of her friends from the musical business stopping by. She read quite a few parts of the book and all of them sounded funny and relatable. I’m really looking forward into diving in – which is a rare occasion with German books for me.

You can find more info on “Bissle Spätzle, Habibi?” here.


I (sorta) Participated in Camp NaNo

I signed up, I wrote the first couple of days and then I just forgot about it? I don’t know if you can call it participating or not, but I have 3,721 words more than I had before the month of April, so I will count it as a success. I’m eager to get the first three chapters done as I want to share those with a select few readers before diving further into the story. We shall see how that goes …

I Got a Bit Obsessed with TikTok

Yeah, I downloaded TikTok. Yeah, I now have an account (which you can find here) and it really sucked me in the way I always knew it would. Since I’m not really focused on creating content – I’m just messing about with that part a little bit and have already managed to have terrible timing with the videos I did make – I really like what the algorithm has put together for me. So far, it’s fun! I think, as long as I don’t let it take over my life, it should be fine!

I Fell in Love with Movies Again

This might sound weird, but I don’t know if any of you actually know what my job in Berlin was. Either way, to this day, it was my favorite job I ever had. I was part of the distribution chain for movies and I loved going to the cinema. I’ve lost that sense of wonder about movies a little in the past couple of years, but I got to watch an Austrian film and I just fell in love all over again. I found a trailer with subtitles and it’s a really quirky one, but I’m so glad I got to see it on the screen and see my city be utterly romanticized.




I hope you’ve had a fantastic and relaxed start into the month of May! Did the uptick in sunshine hours also help you get some motivation back? Let’s chat!

Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #65

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

Can’t believe the month is almost over, like … where has time gone? In true me-fashion, I’ve watched a ton of stuff again, despite some shows having taken a break this week. Let’s talk!


Firefly Lane (Series Finale)

I was kind of spoiled for the ending of the show by people who have read the book, so it probably didn’t hit me as hard as it would have if I had had no idea. I always related more to Kate than Tully, so it definitely bummed me out either way, but I like that it all came full circle. 

A lot of the time, in this final season, it felt like the flashbacks to the past weren’t as vital for the storytelling as they had been previously. I definitely considered having all the necessary pieces for a full picture from mostly just the present timeline. 

Either way, glad Netflix let them tell the whole thing, that’s super rare these days. It’s a corny show, but I enjoyed it. They really managed to show that you can have ups and downs in all your relationships and that doesn’t mean they are bad or over forever. I appreciated that most of all.


Will Trent (Season 1)

I knew that Will would see right through Angie’s charade about what happened. Didn’t expect the season finale to be a two-parter about a serial killer targeting orphans from Will’s home though. This show sure has my attention.

Ted Lasso (Season 3)

Season 3 of Ted Lasso sure has hit its stride now. It took them a minute, but the wait was well worth it, because we’re in it now! Season 1 me would have never believed that Trent Crimm (our dork) and Jamie Tartt would be my absolute freaking favorite characters, yet here we are. 

I loved that we got to meet Sam’s dad and it broke my heart to see what they did to his restaurant. When the team showed up to help clean and the name of the restaurant was explained – I shed some tears!

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

They really tricked me with that teaser last week, because I was fully ready to believe that this woman was a black widow.

Good Trouble (Season 5)

The family episodes, where really EVERYONE is there, can sometimes get a bit overwhelming, but I think they handled it well. I was happy to see so much growth and communication in the group as a whole.

9-1-1 (Season 6)

Ravi really is back and I love that so much for me. I can already tell that a huge chunk of the fandom doesn’t care about Buck’s new love interest. All I saw on my Twitter timeline was people showing Eddie confused when Buck said that he finally found someone, who saw him for him, and like … honestly. Eddie sees you bro. 


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

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

I was SO excited for this movie and I guess that’s where my downfall came from. It’s not that it let me down exactly, but I wasn’t vibing with it as much as I had hoped to. While there were some absolutely lovely moments and I thought a well-balanced view on relationships, there was one thing that didn’t click with me.

The two leads have amazing friend chemistry and I truly believed that they had grown up together, knew each others quirks and had a history, however, the romantic side of it wasn’t as prominent to me. The whole movie is based on the premise that you probably shouldn’t marry someone you don’t have a “romantic spark” with, but somehow that was exactly the thing lacking with the main characters? Zoe and Kaz only really showed that there was more than platonic feelings rather far along in the movie and at that point it was kind of too little too late for me?

Also, there’s no way Zoe made a cinema-quality documentary the way she worked … no way!

A Pinch of Portugal

It’s a Hallmark romance movie, what more am I supposed to say? I initially watched it because of my darling Heather Hemmens and stayed for the feel good vibe. These movies aren’t necessarily the most realistic, but no one is watched a Hallmark movie for realism. It was nice, but obviously a very copy-paste-concept.

The Portable Door

Do you ever watch a movie and just think that everything about it screams that it was based on a book? The Portable Door is that kind of movie. I’ve not read it, so I can’t compare, but I immediately knew that there was rich worldbuilding somewhere out there and they wanted to make it into a film – I think they succeeded.

I had a really fun time watching the movie, it was weird and funny and quirky. They managed to get an absolutely amazing cast! The thing I couldn’t shake was the color grading? Something about the way that was handled made the film seem outdated to me, because it felt like it was produced such a long time ago, when it’s really a recent release. Anyway, it’s a nice distraction for a lazy Sunday at home!

Did you watch anything I’ve watched? For all my German-speaking folks, I also watched “Dr. Nice” and can recommend it. Are there some more movies/shows I should take a look at? Let’s talk about that!