Sunday, March 28, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat (Season Finale)

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 13 “Cat-a-versary” (B-)

This finale was absolutely representative of everything this show has been so far, as it signs off for the moment and likely for good given its lackluster reviews and ratings. While I have stuck with it, I wouldn’t be too disappointed to see it not return given that it never reached that level of really being worth watching. That said, every time it felt so standard, like Randi and Carter’s secret friends with benefits arrangement resulting in them losing the ashes and having to replace them something, it turned into something more emphatic and watchable, like Max professing his love for Kat after seeing the note she sent Brigitte, or Oscar showing up after having driven to Chicago to get the ashes for her as a sincere gesture of apology for minimizing the death of a cat. I’m mixed on Phil’s bantery flirting since I still believe that Leslie Jordan is an enormously talented actor who isn’t always given the best parts since he stands out so much and could probably do more than just the flurry of double entendres he usually gets. I don’t have much to say about Sheila and her dressing like a cat to get a part, since she represents the disconnect with reality that this show often displays. To me, this show would be much better if it took the characters it has and transplanted them out of a typical sitcom, but that’s not the idea for a series which continues to feel much less worthwhile due to the casual waving all the cast members do to the camera at the end of each episode.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Mayim Bialik

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