Sunday, March 21, 2021

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat: Season 1, Episode 12 “Salsa” (B-)

There’s only one episode left in this show’s initial order, and it’s hard to know whether it’s going to end up getting renewed or not since another Thursday night comedy, “Mr. Mayor,” finished out its run a few weeks ago without any word yet on whether it’s coming back. I feel like it might not, and therefore the finale is going to be an important half-hour, one that’s going to pick up right at the end of the dramatic cliffhanger here, one that it was difficult to take seriously given that they all started giddily waving at the camera just seconds later, a device I’ve never found necessary. I do like that, ridiculous as it may have been, Kat taking a sleeping pill meant that she externalized all the things she’s only previously talked to us audience members about, like Brigitte, who became much more than just a hallucination of hers when she e-mailed the real Parisian. Max is surely angrier about it because he knows that he has feelings for Kat, but it’s not going to bode well for Kat’s relationship with Oscar since she’ll obviously dwell too much on it and make it into a problem for her newfound romance. Randi and Carter almost hooking up felt like it came from out of nowhere, but I’m intrigued to see how it develops and how they keep it secret from everyone else. I wasn’t terribly impressed with Phil and Sheila’s plotline, which was predictable and not very funny, but I did enjoy Phil’s surprisingly vicious threats about getting Dolly back from Sheila however he needed.

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