First week of the year, and TV is back in full force. Well, as full force as it gets right now anyway.
Call Me Kat (Sunday) – I know I say this all the time, and it is true – you can’t judge a show by its pilot. So I will give this one another chance. But I wasn’t overly impressed with this pilot. It had some fun moments, and I got used to the breaking of the fourth wall pretty quickly. I want to like the characters, but I feel like Kat could be more embarrassing than funny.
Supermarket Sweep – The first run had some obvious winners. They had so much extra time. I was surprised it took them so long to find what they needed at the end; I thought they had the top prize in the bag. In the second round, the team made a good call not to move on. They struggled with those clues. Not that I would have done much better.
Ellen’s Game of Games – A double dose this week. There’s a reason I don’t go on the show. I have a fear of heights, too, so I would not do well at Know or Go. However, the roller coaster game looks like fun to me. I was surprised they didn’t dump the slime on the guy who won that challenge in the first hour. That’s a creative and fun new game. The new guessing game in the second episode seems a little simple. Especially since they just blast people with air. I was impressed with how the second team almost game back in the acting round after getting nothing in the first round.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – So many thoughts! I’m sad that they had to write Joan out of the show, but I get that the actress made another commitment that wasn’t supposed to interfere but did. I feel like they could bring her back at some point in the future if schedules aligned. I’m surprised she made a choice – but very happy at the same time. I was on Team Max from the beginning. The show was so emotional overall, but I feel like it was handling grief well. So often on a show we move on except for a few mentions, but this was tackling it head on. I appreciated that. I hope it’s not a major theme of every episode, however.
Mr. Mayor – I gave it both episodes that aired this week, but I’m out. It has amusing moments, but it was more cringe than laugh, and I don’t want to continue. I gave it a shot because of Ted Danson, but not even he can save this one.
Call Me Kat (Thursday) – You know what I just said about Mr. Mayor? It applies here as well, but somehow, I find this show charming enough to keep watching. I may give it up at some point, but I’m finding it sweet and amusing, and I want to keep watching.
Last Man Standing – While I don’t normally watch this show, I had to tune in to see Tim playing both of his characters. I found it odd. Tim Taylor just didn’t seem like himself. However, I did enjoy some of the jokes about Home Improvement.
Star Trek: Discovery – I’m glad that Tyler’s secret is out, although that explanation is interesting. Clever way to smuggle the information they needed, too. Overall, the show just seems a bit slow. Or maybe it is how this is being dragged out with so many interruptions.