Kat’s Weekly TV & Movie Recap #4

I’ve not watched nearly as much as I intended and I don’t even really know why. My head just wasn’t in it, but the number of shows I watch on a weekly basis keeps growing. So, I guess there’s always that? Let’s get started!


Veronica Mars

I felt this need to rewatch one of my all time favorite shows and Veronica Mars still holds up! The thing is, I watched it to feel better, but somewhere halfway through I kept being reminded of the end of season 4, which I often deny exists, and was swallowed by sadness. It’s still tragic to me that they so utterly ruined something for every fan of the show, after getting a chance to revive it … so, the rewatching for comfort kind of backfired?

The Book of Boba Fett (Ep 1-6)

Honestly, I wasn’t very impressed by the first couple of episodes. The flashbacks in dreams and the reverse storytelling didn’t 100% work for me and apparently Boba isn’t a character I care about as much. BUT, just ahead of the final episode (hope that’s not misinformation, but I read somewhere there’s 7 episodes?), I caught up, because a *certain someone* returned! Those last two episodes were more my speed!


Just so it’s out there, please beware of Spoilers in this section! As I’m talking about the shows as they air, I might mention plot points etc. which you might not want to know about if you haven’t caught up yet. I won’t, however, put anything in bold that’s a huge reveal! I’m also trying to stay vague in general, but the comments are free game!

The Afterparty (Season 1)

Apple TV+ dropped the first three episodes last Friday and they were all SO good. It’s a murder mystery with a focus on a different character each episode, but make it comedy basically. Since Ben Schwartz ist just one of my faves in general, I’m so here for his character Yasper – he gave me a musical episode!!

How I Met Your Father (Season 1)

I genuinely continue to enjoy this show. I even mentioned it as a favorite in my January Wrap-Up, because it just brings me so much joy! I love getting to know these characters and truly hope there’ll be more seasons!

The Cleaning Lady (Season 1)

Arman and Thony just have such fire chemistry, it’s not fair! We’re really all out there rooting for those two, even though it would be nothing but drama!

Abbott Elementary (Season 1)

Nothing new to add, still super stellar!

Pivoting (Season 1)

I’m always on the verge of dropping it, but then I watch it anyway. The cheating storyline makes no sense to me. Just get a divorce!

Promised Land (Season 1)

Still very interested in it as a whole, but I have mixed feelings about some of the storylines. There’s definitely a couple that I enjoy following more than others, but I’m generally confused about what information the kids have about their parents. Watching the show, everything going on in the past seems pretty predictable, but they seem oblivious to a lot of it.

Call Me Kat (Season 2)

I love Oscar and I don’t see how they can go the Miranda route with him, because he is the best boyfriend.

Euphoria (Season 2)

I didn’t like Season 1, I’m not particularly liking Season 2 either, although this one feels even more disconnected. I’ve stopped paying attention a little bit and mostly just look out for scenes with my faves …

Superman and Lois (Season 2)

Tyler Hoechlin is doing a great job these past episodes! I’m really liking the direction they’re going with Bizzaro. Not so much a fan of the cult story though? I don’t think Lois necessarily did something wrong. It doesn’t matter what people see/experience when they’re taking drugs, this is still not a healthy environment. She was right about that.

Lastly, not a fan of Jon taking the X-K. I hope it just awakens his latent Kryptonian side and he’s not going to become an addict.

Nancy Drew (Season 3)

Look, this was Nace dream come true, but where’s my Season 4 renewal!?!?!

9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 3)

Please, I’m so glad we’re done with ice storm now and can move on!


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I have not watched any movies. I’ve just revisited numerous clips of Encanto, which still easily manages to make me cry.

What have you been watching? Are you into any of the weekly shows I mentioned? Let’s chat!

#CurrentlyWatching: The End of the F***ing World

This week is all about peculiar and unusual shows, so I want to talk about The End of the F***ing World today. A while back, I shared the trailer for this on one of my Sunday-trailer-posts, but back then there was no talk of it also being released on Netflix yet. However, we could all agree upon it being very … strange? I am getting ahead of myself again, let’s start with the basics first.

The End of the F***ing World is a dark British comedy series, which originally premiered on Channel 4 but is now also available on Netflix. The show is based on the graphic novel by Charles S. Forsman of the same title, which I had never heard of before though. Currently it is still in its first season with 8 episodes (that are all way too short) ready to binge, but it has received quite some critical acclaim and that makes me hope that things are looking up for a continuation in the near future.

Self-proclaimed psychopath James and rebel Alyssa run away together. Each of them has their own reasons for going on the road trip, but neither expects the twists and turns their relationship will take.

Okay, hands down, I did not think I would like this show, never mind fall in love with it. Alyssa and James aren’t exactly the super likable or relatable characters at first, however, Lawther and Barden have a way about them that portraits the characters in such a fascinating light. Aside from the fact that it’s refreshing to see actors who actually look the age they are supposed to portray, even though they are older, those two strike the perfect balance between cynicism and raw emotions. The characters have issues for sure and you can’t make excuses for their actions, but they are also vulnerable and damaged. It’s them together and their relationship that added the true magic and broke my heart over and over again.

I don’t really want to go too much into the plot. A lot happens and shit escalates to put it simply. Obviously, I wouldn’t suggest this one to the faint-hearted. I want to use this moment to give trigger warnings for murder, abuse, suicide, sexual harassment and rape. All of those are reasons why it’s sometimes incredibly hard to watch, while the show as a whole still makes you laugh with its incredibly dark humour and enraptures you in beautiful cinematography. Add an utterly amazing soundtrack to that and you know The End of the F***ing World has my heart for good.

I couldn’t stop watching. I binged the entire series when it was available in one go and felt an empty hole inside me that only comes after you’ve watched something great. Performances all around were amazing, but everyone definitely gets to show their true potential with time. So, as a recommendation, I would say stick to it for a bit after the first episodes to see what the story and actors truly hold in store.

If I had one last thing to add here, it would be that I absolutely need more. Against everything I thought this show would turn out to be, I fell hard for this story and I sincerely hope there will be seasons more to come.

Did you watch The End of the F***ing World? Did you like it? Are you going to watch it? Let’s talk!