XO, Kitty was the perfect show to binge



The poster for the new Netflix show

I remember when To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was theIt” movie. I—like many others—was enthralled by Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) and Peter’s (Noah Centineo) love story. It may help that I am a sucker for a quick yet cute rom-com. 

In the first movie of the franchise, Lara Jean’s younger sister Kitty (Anna Cathcart) played matchmaker for her older sister and was one of my favorite characters. That’s why I was so excited to see a spin-off with Kitty as the star. 

XO, Kitty was simply a good show to binge. It had a plot full of twists and turns with drama that held your attention and kept you yearning for more.  

I would have liked to see Kitty focus on herself and her mom more than a boy that, in my opinion, she could do much better than.

The show follows Kitty as she moves to Seoul, Korea to learn more about her late mom and be closer to her longtime long-distance boyfriend Dae (Choi Minyeong). The plot follows Kitty’s relationship mishaps with the subplot of her discovering shocking facts about her mom. While I understand that the show is a romance, I would have liked to see Kitty focus on herself and her mom more than a boy that, in my opinion, she could do much better than. Kitty trying to grow closer to her mom should have been the main plot. 

I still loved all of the over-dramatic teen romance, though. From the multiple love interests and the supporting characters’ love lives, all of it was full of angst and thoroughly entertaining. My favorite side couple was Q (Anthony Keyvan) and Florian (Theo Augier). For most of the show, they were the calmest couple and had no problems. They were also just adorable together. 

My all-time favorite character would have to be Min Ho (Sang Heon Lee). His sass could be interpreted as mean, but he truly cares about his friends and will always stand up for them. I loved his confidence and his relationship with his mom. He kept me laughing, and I was left wanting more screen time for him. 

A small detail I am currently overthinking is Kitty being called Covey by a potential love interest—Peter calls his girlfriend Lara Jean by her last name as well. I won’t spoil who it is, but they are my favorite ship and because of this last name detail; I think that they may get together in the next season. 

This show felt like a continuation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It had the same tone and pace as the movies—and all the drama, too. Netflix did a great job of giving Kitty her own moment while keeping the original content and viewers in mind. 

I wouldn’t go so far as to say this is the best show ever created, but it was a good watch. I was engrossed in the plot the whole time and only have two complaints, and one I sadly cannot share as it would be a big spoiler. If you are looking for something easy and that isn’t a big time commitment to watch, I highly recommend the 10 episodes of XO, Kitty.