Friday, March 5, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 10 “Business Council” (B-)

The setup of this episode felt a bit obvious, with Kat completely oblivious to the fact that Carter wanted to “butter her up with a vegan sandwich” and Carter failing to consider that there could be legitimate reasons that Kat would decide to vote against his proposed extended hours. I also get that there’s an idea of unyielding loyalty, and it was good therefore to see them reconcile in serious fashion after Kat showed up first with tap shoes and then with hand-written signs spelling out a message that he wasn’t interested in hearing. Kat was definitely wrong to think that no one had manipulated her in the past since she’s highly susceptible to flattery and generally gullible, but it is affirming to see her sticking to her principles when the arguments do compel her to make the right choice and to cancel her proclamation that the “season of Carter is over.” I’m not exactly sure how Daniel not being available for Randi’s photo shoot led to her taking naked pictures of Phil and the two of them taking a foot bath together, but sometimes it’s better to ignore the questionable origin on the sitcom plotlines here and just go with it so that you can enjoy the friendship between Kat’s two employees. It was fun to see Max’s reaction to Kat suggesting another option for the furniture that he was supposed to be taking, an exercise that didn’t work out all that well for anyone given the fate of Kat’s dad’s jukebox.

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