TV Review: FOX’ CALL ME CAT is a witty comedy that satisfies

Written by Jesus Figueroa

@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

As I was looking forward to FOX’ new comedy “Call Me Kat,” as well as several other show season premieres, it was unexpected to get a show which is as entertaining and fascinating as “Call Me Kat.”

With Mayim Bialik starring as Kat, the show is a hilarious train-of-thought show which follows socially awkward Kat as she tries to navigate life, deal with society, and prove to her mother that she’s doing fine as a single 39-year-old.

The show picks up after Kat’s father passed away. Her mother is grieving as Kat sinks her life savings into opening a Cat cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.

Based on the BBC UK original series “Miranda,”  created by Miranda Hart, CALL ME KAT stars Emmy Award nominee Mayim Bialik as KAT, a woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that she can live a happy and fulfilling life, despite still being single at 39. Which is why she recently spent her entire savings to open a cat café in Louisville, KY. Although Kat celebrates her independence, her single-forever plans may begin to veer off-course, when her former crush and good friend, MAX (Cheyenne Jackson), returns to town.

The cut scenes give the show the ability to show Kat’s personality in a way that makes it more animated while Kat breaks the fourth wall and talks to the audience putting her inner thoughts out for the audience to hear.

While the present time storyline is entertaining, knowing why Kat responds to circumstances the way she does helps make the comedic circumstances that much more enjoyable.

(Photo courtesy of ©2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr. Pamela Littky/FOX)

The show’s cast includes Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt, Cheyenne Jackson, and Julian Grant to accompany Bialik. Each actor fits well into their role, and while bringing their unique style, they complement Bialik’s comedic beats.

“Call Me Kat” premiered January 3 with the episode entitled “Plus One,” available to watch on Hulu as well, but will have it’s second episode air on the show’s regular time slot Thursday 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

CALL ME KAT
Thursdays At 9PM On FOX

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