Sunday, March 14, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 11 “Moving In” (B-)

I think the point of this show is that Kat is a klutz, and that every time you think she’s managed to embarrass herself with some exaggerated physical pratfall, there’s still time left in the episode for her to one-up that and trip or spill something again. It very much tracks that she would be the person who saves up twenty receipts for a promotion that, during the very long period of time that she’s collecting, expires and then demand that it be honored to the robotic employee who just doesn’t care, played to perfection by Robert Clendenin. She also doesn’t do a great job of paying attention to detail, like pushing send again ten times on that racy photo without bothering to check who it was actually going to, something that could easily have been deduced. It didn’t seem to do all that much, since Max laughed it off and it encouraged CJ to pay attention to his tutor, and we’re still likely a few episodes away from Max declaring his feelings for Kat, just as things are getting very serious with Oscar, who continues to be the world’s nicest and most understanding guy. Kat volunteering to help Randi move obviously led to her learning something about him that was going to make things weird, and a photo of him getting married to another woman was definitely that. Because this is a sitcom and nothing more, all worked out by episode’s end even with Phil being unable to keep a secret and Kat deciding that breaking into Randi’s house to apologize was the best way to deal with the situation.

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