Saturday, February 13, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 7 “Eggs” (C+)

I don’t think any of us could have predicted that Kat pretending to be pregnant as a sort of social experiment was going to end poorly and in her being embarrassed in front of a whole group of strangers who were intensely judging her. But this show isn’t about being unpredictable but instead trying to salvage comedy from setups that aren’t necessarily all that funny. Steve’s confusion at seeing her suddenly pregnant after she wasn’t the day before was amusing, and I didn’t even realize that he was played by Adam Bartley from “Longmire.” A more entertaining deception was the one put on by Phil, who got Carter upset when he found out that, not only was he not being catfished, he was actually the one lying by using a picture of Max and claiming to be someone very much unlike who he was. Spending $3,500 on anyone else’s hearing aids does sound like a problematic financial practice, and Carter getting him set up to pay all of his bills online won’t necessarily change those habits but should at least allow him to better monitor what he’s doing. I’m not sure how we’ve gone from Max telling Kat he’s not romantically interested in her to them having obviously romantic conversations where he demonstrates yet again that he does care about her a lot, just not quite in that way (even though I think he does). I’m sure things will change if he starts casually dating someone or if his French ex returns, but I predict that they’ll get together soon.

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