Saturday, January 23, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 4 “Therapy” (B)

It seems like Kat tends to leave her employees unsupervised at the cat café quite often, and at least they’re not deliberately irresponsible even if they always encounter some big problem within moments of her departure. In this case, it was not being able to distinguish the batch with drugs from the one without it, and having each of them try one was a smart way of figuring it out. It became quite obvious as soon as Phil wanted to take off all his clothes to be invisible which one he had tried, and Randi did her best to take care of him. Tim Bagley, a familiar face from “Will and Grace” and “Monk,” was well-cast as Wyatt, the ever-present patron who would rather make up fake reasons to have his coffee replaced than just ask for the already free refills. Usman Ally from “Veep” had a mostly silent role as the therapist who was overshadowed by his clients, but what he did say was emphatic and indicative of a resentment towards the unkind comments so flippantly made by Kat and Sheila as they delved into the meat of their relationship. Picking apart the shortcomings of others wasn’t a very healthy way of seeing the world, and I don’t know what to say about Kat’s defense of galloping other than that it’s the kind of thing that only really exists in television or movies since no one would take it seriously in real life. At least it’s moderately entertaining to watch, even if it’s not thoroughly believable.

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