Call Me Kat: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Call Me Kat

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More gimmick than sitcom, Call Me Kat buries a charming Mayim Bialik in a sandbox of toothless jokes and shallow characterizations.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 125

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 3, 2021

Kat opens a cat cafe in Louiseville, Kentucky with her savings.

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Air date: Jan 7, 2021

Kat's mom, Sheila, sets her daughter up on a blind date, but it happens to be the same night that Max asks her to be his karaoke partner at "The Middle C." Meanwhile, Kat's Cat Café employee Randi confronts a customer, Daniel, who never tips.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2021

Kat wins a free trip to Puerto Rico for herself and a friend, but she doesn't have anyone to go with her. Her friends convince her to go alone, but she makes a last-minute change of plans. Meanwhile, after being left in charge of the café, Randi and Phil have trouble with the new register

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Air date: Jan 21, 2021

Sheila comes to stay with Kat to avoid being home alone. Sheila's lack of boundaries lead them to try therapy. Meanwhile, Phil and Randi make a road trip to buy Phil's mother medicinal marijuana.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2021

A customer asks the café to bake his wedding cake, but it's a tricky situation for Phil. Meanwhile, Kat tries to figure out where her relationship with Max stands.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2021

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Critic Reviews for Call Me Kat Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Good heart, no claws (or laughs).

Dec 29, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with old-school humour, but this is shouty, shrieky and, so far, has no clue what tone it is taking.

Jan 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Kind of messy, kind of awesome - kind of kind of awesome, anyway - is not a bad description of this companionable, comforting series.

Jan 7, 2021 | Full Review…

Without a sharper central performance to ground it, nor cohesive enough directing and editing to stitch it all together, the show struggles to maintain its own pace and becomes more jarring than charming.

Jan 5, 2021 | Full Review…

The problem with "Kat" is that it just isn't very funny. Try as the writers might, the dialogue is unnatural to the ear and the jokes are flat.

Jan 5, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Bialik's bubbliness isn't enough to overpower the flabby storytelling and trite third act moralizing, but Call Me Kat has the potential to deepen its ensemble's characterizations over time.

Jan 5, 2021 | Full Review…

It won't disappoint but it won't exceed expectations either and who says it should?"

Jan 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Call Me Kat lacks the kind of originality that someone as talented as Bialik deserves.

Jan 8, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While Bialik is endearingly self-deprecating, even when her slapstick klutziness pushes for laughs, the show's breaking-the-fourth-wall gimmicks just reinforce the stale artifice of it all.

Jan 7, 2021 | Full Review…

As for laughs, well, at UCLA, Bialik wrote a thesis for a doctorate in neuroscience called "Hypothalamic regulation in releation to maladaptive, obsessive-compulsive and satiety behaviors in Prader-Willi syndrome." You'll find more of them in there.

Jan 6, 2021 | Full Review…

The show sacrifices character for gimmicks, and the parts that aren't gimmicky are mostly hacky and unfunny.

Jan 4, 2021 | Full Review…

If you're looking for a place to escape for thirty minutes of non-stop laughs, performed by some of the best in the business, Call Me Kat is absolutely the perfect choice.

Jan 4, 2021 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call Me Kat: Season 1

  • 20h ago
    So far, I've watched only 10 minutes of the show and I'm already over it. Going into it, I had higher hopes as it has several elements that attract me. 1. Mayim Bialik - I respect her very much. She can be very charming and funny, but in this, she is neither. 2. Leslie Jordan - I love his humor. He is an iconic comedian. I loved him in Will and Grace, Sordid Lives and his man show. In this he come across as sterotypical and flat. With better writing (including his own) he is so much funnier. 3. It's set in a Cat Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky - I love cats and think they are the most interesting animals on the planet. Also, the setting of Louisville is inspired. To my knowledge, no other TV show has even mentioned Louisville (let alone is set there). I'm from the area and was looking forward to hearing references to Louisville or it even being somewhat of a character in the show. If there were changes made, I'd give it a second chance. Here are my suggestions: 1. The main character keeps breaking the fourth wall by talking directly to the audience. In the 10 minutes I watched it, there were over half a dozen instances of this. Breaking the fourth wall is fine na can be effective in moderation, but it should only be used for occasional "flavoring". Overuse of it is trite, lazy and super annoying. 2. There are too many painfull set-up jokes. It seems that nothing humorous is coming through. The sutuations and reactions should be the source of the humor, not the words that are said. 3. Let the actors bring more of themselves to the roles. You've got some really talented people. They can deliver great performances when given quality writing. 4. Spend time showing us the cafe and some of the city. We should feel like we're "home" when we tune in. I really hope the creators change directions QUICK. I'd love to see this show work. So far, I'd be surprised if it makes it through a hand-full of episodes.
  • 1d ago
    An American take on the British classic comedy Miranda. Bialik plays the lead role with the same kind of honest naivety that was prevalent in the original. In choosing to produce this for the American Market she should be on to a winner, it's quite different from anything else or there so it might take time to get used to...but it's hilarious and cute and one to stay with.
  • 1d ago
    I tried to like this show...but it's like watching a train wreck! It's based off "Miranda" from BBC (which I lived) however Mayim doesn't have the same comedic timing & she struggles. There isn't any chemistry between Kat & Max - plus poor Swoosie Kurtz looks like she's not well. The fourth wall breaks are awkward (how many times can she spit water out of her mouth to appear surprised?) The only bright spot is Leslie Jordan! He is a gem! While Miranda Hart has a hand in the production, I wish she would either join the cast or put this out of its misery!
  • 1d ago
    Enjoyable, easy show
  • 1d ago
    I really like Mayim a lot and I hate that I hate this show. But I really hate this show.
  • 2d ago
    This is the worst possible attempt to copy Miranda. It's painful and horribly acted. Just watch the original.
  • 3d ago
    Just when you thought quarantining couldn't get any worse you tune into this show, and you find out you're wrong. So very wrong. Two count them, two spit takes within the first 5 minutes of the pilot. They shoulda recorded this in black and white to marry up when a spit take was last funny. The "jokes" all fell flat and are stale.
  • 3d ago
    I like the show, but the storytelling or pointing out the obvious is not necessary and makes me not want to continue watching. If Mayim would stop talking to the camera and just do what she is born to do, act and entertain, the show would be fine.
  • 4d ago
    Lots of laughs and fun- I hope they decide to renew it ASAP!!!!!
  • 6d ago
    I thought this before the show aired and the first episode underlined it. I honestly don't know how they think that show is funny. While I have never been a fan of Mayim Bialik but of Sheldon and Amy ,I at least hoped this means a reunion on screen. Because of that it fails to touch me. This was more than disappointing to all Big Bang fans. Also not everyone is a cat person and I don't think they played such a huge part in the original version. The jokes are not the best aswell and feel forced.

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