If this would’ve been turned into a movie with babysitting scenes I would’ve been so happy. This episode was too perfect. I loved every minute of this. I watched this episode a whole bunch of times the weekend that it came out and I practically know all the words to it. Lol. I’m reading the books first before watching the episodes just in case someone is wondering why I only watched the first episode that weekend.
I loved this. Loved the vintage see-through phone, loved the explanation of why they were using the landline, loved that Karen had a Wednesday Addams vibe going on, I just loved everything!
I think all the girls are great in their roles, but Kristy especially is spot-on, imo. Perfect casting there.
I agree - Kristy is pretty spot on. I liked that her attitude and overbearingness was addressed by Claudia as the reason they stopped hanging out so much. It seemed like that would have been a better explanation than being soooooo much more mature than MA and Kristy.
I also really liked Watson. He was younger and hotter than portrayed in the books, but at least Kristy can’t give him crap for being bald. He seems like a genuinely nice guy who really wants Kristy to like him. I felt it more here than in the book. I hate this Karen just as much at the book Karen. She’s so annoying. I love that later Mrs. Porter was like, “Yeah. I’m a witch. Aaaaaaand. . . ?” Hopefully that will shut down any future storylines of Karen being an unbearable brat to her neighbor. But this Mrs. Porter seems like she won’t take any of Karen’s crap. Maybe she’ll put Karen in her place - or put a disappearing spell on her and I can be happy!!
Kristy accusing her mother of liking Watson for his money was pretty low. Her being so against Watson in the book is a little weird, aside from her just not being as idealized as she quickly became, and the episode trying to say that the reason wasn't that she just would have disliked any new boyfriend/stepfather came off worse, and it would have been better if she still liked Karen and Andrew from the beginning. Charlie and Sam being jerky was also disappointing.