XO, Kitty assessment: Anna Cathcart is a delight on this Netflix spinoff on past love set in Korea

Netflix’s spinoff sequence XO, Kitty takes characters from its standard To All of the Boys trilogy and places forth a pleasant premise by which the lead character tries to seek out her id by learning overseas in Korea to get nearer to her roots. After establishing her older sister Lara Jean (Lana Condor) with the love of her life Peter (Noah Centino), Katherine Music Covey aka Kitty (Anna Cathcart) decides that it is time she obtained her personal grand romance. She devises a plan that may take her to the Korean Impartial College of Seoul (KISS) the place she lastly will get to spend time together with her pen pal/boyfriend Dae (Choi Min-yeong) of the previous 4 years. However life’s not going to be so simple as that.

Anna Cathcart stars within the Netflix sequence XO, Kitty.

Kitty has additionally moved to Korea with a view to really feel nearer to her mom Eve who additionally studied at KISS and he or she manages to unearth some hidden secrets and techniques from the previous that might shake up a number of lives. However her speedy drawback is discovering out Dae already has a girlfriend Yuri (Gia Kim), the spoiled rich daughter of the principal Jina (Yunjin Kim). Whereas her first response is to flee, she lastly decides to remain and tries to attach together with her Korean heritage amidst a little bit of tradition shock. Over 10 episodes, Kitty finds herself in the course of a lot household drama and a few messy romances that hold you invested.

Like most younger grownup sequence that concentrate on relationships, XO, Kitty has loads of misunderstandings and lots of coincidences that appear too good to be true. As Kitty’s roommate Q (Anthony Keyvan) says, “Life ain’t a K-drama,” however then the sequence goes on to show simply that. Creator Jenny Han and the present’s writers have saved the storylines shifting at a quick tempo, hitting on all the best romantic tropes and pictures. The sequence can be empathetic to the teenage expertise, as every thing that occurs seems like a life or dying scenario.

The episodes that remember the Korean vacation of Chuseok and the one involving the category in detention (with a nod to The Breakfast Membership) are notably pleasant as we get to see extra of the supporting characters, not simply Kitty. Dae is the great man who’s sure by duty, his pal Min Ho (Sang Heon Lee) is self-absorbed but caring, Q is Kitty’s supportive homosexual finest pal and Yuri is definitely the misunderstood wealthy lady, who’s performing out due to her parental points.

Kitty continues her matchmaking schemes and finds out that not every thing is so lower and dry because it appears. The younger forged, particularly the endearing Cathcart, are honest and charming as they inhabit their characters. The grownup forged members additionally lend good assist, however largely keep out of the scholars’ method. And since this revolves round a gaggle of youngsters, there are many missed connections and crushes, with some love triangles I didn’t see coming.

XO, Kitty makes South Korea look very inviting with a vibrant palette that continues from the To All of the Boys universe. After all, the soundtrack has to characteristic some Okay-pop as songs from Seventeen, BTS, Blackpink and Stray Youngsters characteristic in episodes appropriately titled WTF, TIL and LFG. With most episodes clocking in at round 30-35 minutes, XO, Kitty is a breezy binge that may make your weekend. If you happen to favored the To All of the Boys movies, you most definitely will take pleasure in XO, Kitty which shares the identical DNA. Kitty graduates to inform her personal love story, this simply appears to be the start for her. All episodes of XO, Kitty at the moment are streaming on Netflix.

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