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Katy Keene Review – Katy Goes to the Met Gala (1×11)

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The real-life Met Gala should’ve taken place this week, but with coronavirus postponing the annual fashion extravaganza, Katy Keene filled did an incredible job of filling the void instead. 

The episode was equal parts fancy dresses and equal parts drama. 

The Meta Gala (because I’m assuming copyright issues came into play here) was the perfect setting for Katy Keene and her friends to shine. 

Admittedly, the real gala likely has way tougher security, and the stunt both Piper and the Pussycats pulled would never be allowed. 

At least, not in the way that they were executed. 

Piper channeled her inner-Fiji water girl, a real and viral occurrence at the 2019 Met Gala. Only the Fiji girl was sponsored whereas the series wanted you to believe that Piper somehow finagled her way into the gala with refreshments she brought from home.

Piper may know a lot of people, but this was just pushing the limits of what we can allow ourselves to believe. 

Pepper’s mission was simple — to help get the word out about the Pepper Plant, a labor of love and passion, which has been costing her a fortune and forcing her to con everyone she knows including Alex Cabot. 

It’s one thing to con those who have the money to throw around or those who have wronged her but conning friends, including Alex, is a bit of a low blow. Pepper knew firsthand what it was like to be cut off by your father the way Alex was and still persuaded Josie to invest his money knowing it might not pay off. 

The problem with Pepper is that she makes promises she can’t keep. Most of the time, people just forgive her, but it’s eventually going to catch up with her.

She may be so confident in herself and her con abilities, but she cannot guarantee that Alex won’t lose his money by investing in her and her idea. 

The one thing you should never do is give your friends and those who have always believed in you a reason not to trust you. 

And that’s exactly what’s going to happen if Pepper keeps this up. She’s been conning people for so long to achieve her own dream, she’s even conning herself into believing what she’s doing is fine.

Hannah proved she was a formidable opponent, but Pepper played dirty by calling Hannah/ Taylor’s mother and tattling on her.

However, she underestimated how manipulative her soon-to-be-ex-wife was. When Pepper pushed Hannah, Hannah pushed back and exposed the truth about Pepper to Alexander who immediately ran to Josie.

My guess is that Josie thought she knew the full extent of what Pepper was up to but learned real fast that Pepper has been lying to everyone about everything.

That isn’t to say Pepper is a completely terrible person. She kept her promise to Josie and snuck the Pussycats into the gala so they could get some positive PR. 

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Katy Keene — “Chapter Eleven: Who Can I Turn To?” — Image Number: KK111a_1573bc.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Zane Holtz as K.O. Kelly and Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: David Giesbrecht/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Again, it’s highly unlikely an event of this caliber would only have one security guard who was “mopping up a spill,” but let’s just go with it. 

The Pussycats roared onto the scene and took back what was theirs from Xandra. They used her own move against her but the buzz from the Met Gala trumps anything from Molly’s Crisis and thus, they effectively prevented Xandra from creating a copycat girl group. 

Don’t mess with the pussycats.

The fact that Xandra got upset and KO ran after her to cheer her up was hilarious and telling of who she is as a person. I guess it hurts to be treated the way you’re treating others. 

I still can’t get over the fact that a good-hearted guy like KO is putting up with Xandra. There’s some chemistry lingering between KO and Katy, and every time she sees him, his life (and bod!) is in better shape. Maybe that’s the proof that he’s doing better without her.

Katy somehow always finds herself torn between two men. This time, it was Guy LaMontagne and KO. 

Ko sucker-punched Katy’s boss after he purposefully took a dig at him by telling Katy he understood why she refused “to settle.”

Guy was very clearly jealous of Katy’s bond with KO and tried to provoke him. Evidently, he didn’t know KO was a pro boxer. 

The little tiff between men caused plenty of drama for Katy leading up to the Met Gala. 

Guy disappeared leaving Katy and his sister to pick up the pieces and improvise. Katy stepped in and with the help of Guy’s team and Francois, redesigned Casey’s gala dress so that it reflected what she wanted. 

The dress was a stunner because not only did Katy trust herself, she also listened to Casey and created something that reflected the client. 

Meanwhile, Guy let the pressure get to him; he was afraid of rejection and it almost cost him this great opportunity. 

He may be teaching Katy about fashion, but Katy is teaching him so much about life. 

Instead of getting deterred by her rejection from Parsons, Katy used that rejection to fuel her and it resulted in her very first collaborative design creating a buzz at the Met Gala. 

I’ve always been a firm believer that school is important and even vital, but it isn’t everything. 

It cannot teach talent, and it doesn’t replace experience, which are two things Katy has. Those two things can often get you way further in life than school alone ever could. 

And oftentimes, a school may overlook someone because they don’t seem “right” on paper thus missing out on a person that is extraordinary and has what it takes. 

Katy didn’t need Parsons to tell her she was talented — the proof was walking down that red carpet disguised as a Guy LaMontagne original, who also didn’t get into Parsons. And look at him now! 

Who knows, maybe Parsons will change their mind after Guy’s glowing review of his apprentice Katy Keene. Though, I don’t know how Katy would be able to manage her time between Lacy’s and Guy’s. She’s already so swamped. 

Katy made a pretty bold move when she confronted Guy and called him out on his privileged behavior. 

He had everything she wanted and he was ready to sacrifice it all; it was the wake-up call Guy needed. 

And then, it happened. As Guy was commenting Katy on a job well done, they gave in to the chemistry and hooked up.

As sweet and steamy as the moment was, I hope that’s all it was — two passionate people who were swept up in a moment. 

Otherwise, it’s going to get messy and could hinder everything she’s worked for. 

Katy said wanted to remain professional and not let a man take credit for her success, but that’s exactly what it’s going to look like. People will think she got to where she is and achieved so much because she slept with Guy not because she impressed him with her wisdom and talent. 

It discredits her, and that’s not something I want for Katy this early on in her career. Especially when so many people have warned her. 

As Jorge dealt with his broken relationship with his father and the childhood trauma of getting kicked out at 14, he stumbled upon the realization that he has abandonment issues. 

When Bernardo told Jorge he wanted to start over, it would have been so easy for Jorge to jump right back into a relationship. 

Instead, he made a brave choice and told his hunky ex he needed to work through his issues, which is such impressive character growth. We all know someone who bounces from toxic relationship to toxic relationship because they’re co-dependent. It’s never a good look, and it’s important Jorge realized a pattern in his behavior early on. 

Jorge did the right thing even if it hurt like hell. It’s incredibly difficult to turn down someone you love and want to be with, but it’s important to realize when you need to focus on yourself acilitate your own growth. 

And if its meant to be, Bernardo will be there for him when he’s finally ready. 

His father may not be ready to accept him and his lifestyle, but his mother’s words were touching. Jorge has a good support system. 

Other Fashionable Musings

  • Amanda is actually tolerable without Gloria in the picture. She and Katy even managed to somewhat get along and work together side-by-side. They compliment each other well, and I think Mrs. Lacy will realize that she needs both of them to run a well-rounded ship. 
  • The first dress Guy designed wasn’t great.
  • KO recognizing Katy’s dress was such a sweet moment. Why is he with Xandra again?

What did you think of this week’s Katy Keene?

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‘Katy Keene’ Cancelled at The CW After One Season – ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Looking for New Home

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After weeks of waiting, The CW has decided against renewing Katy Keene after just one season. 

The network announced that the Lucy Hale-led Riverdale spinoff will not be picked up for season 2. 

Katy Keene was the only series awaiting a decision after the network’s bulk renewal back in January, which saw all of its scripted shows get renewed including freshman dramas Batwoman and Nancy Drew. All shows are scheduled to return in January due to the coronavirus production delays. 

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Show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the news with fans alongside a photo of the cast, writing, “From the first #katykeene table read. It seems like a dream. So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it.💔.”

Hale commented writing: “I am …devastated. But love you all so much.”

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Julia Chan (Pepper Smith) chimed in expressing her gratitude: “Love you, Roberto and Michael and my beloved @cw_katykeene family. Eternally grateful. ♥️”

Hale also addressed the fans directly on Instagram Live. “Sad to deliver this news ! But I love the show. I love what it stands for. And mostly I love YOU. To the cast, crew and all involved. I adore you,” she captioned the clip. 

Despite all the fan-love, the series was not a rating’s hit garnering a 0.2 rating in the demo with delayed viewing accounted for, per Nielsen. 
 
However, Deadline reports that the studio behind the series, Warner Bros. Television, plans to shop it around to potentially find the series a new home. There’s word that if the series does snag a second season, it will likely be on HBO Max as the streaming platform recently began airing the first season. 
 
We’re bummed about the news here at CraveYouTV as we truly thought Katy Keene was a fun, refreshing sidekick to Riverdale, but for now, we’re hopeful and optimistic that all is not lost. Be sure to check back as we’ll continue to keep you posted! 


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Katy Keene May Be Part of the Riverdale Universe, But It’s Far Removed From the Dark Murder Series

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When you first heard about a Riverdale spinoff, I’m willing to bet you didn’t think it would be a series revolving around the fashion and music industry, but that’s exactly what you get when you tune into The CW’s Katy Keene. 

Devoid of murders and darkness, the series (based on the Archie Comics), spearheaded by Lucy Hale in the role of the titular character, shines bright amidst the supernatural vibes of its sister shows, Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the oftentimes supernatural lineup embraced on The CW.

In place of those murder mysteries that tend to envelop the residents of Riverdale, Katy Keene sets the stage for a coming-of-age tale that propels themes of hopefulness, following your destiny, and chasing every opportunity.

Some of us might say — the ones that were old enough to have watched Gossip Girl and Sex and the City when it aired live, anyway — that the series is the younger sister of those fashion-centric show, and fills the void they left behind quite nicely with its bubbly depiction of New York’s elite, always-on-the-go, and hook-up heavy aesthetic. 

But don’t be fooled — the show’s optimistic outlook doesn’t mean it’s without its fair share of drama.

Like Riverdale, Katy Keene relies on a formula of convoluted mysteries and twists, and it thrives on throwing its characters into unpredictable and messy situations, albeit, with less murder and serial killers. 

And New York, much like Riverdale, can make or break you in a minute; it can snuff out that very hope it evokes and destroy the opportunities it’s made possible until you’re left feeling more alone than ever.

Katy Keene focuses heavily on its ensemble cast — heavier than Riverdale at times — giving each of its characters a storyline to dig into. 

The circumstances of the Big Apple  —  rent as tall as the skyscrapers and the competitiveness of its inhabitants — brings Katy, an aspiring fashion designer, closer to Jorge/Ginger Lopez (Johhny Beauchamp), an aspiring Broadway star, Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), an aspiring business owner, and Riverdale’s finest, Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), an aspiring singer.

Much like Riverdale’s core four, this unit relies on each other to navigates life’s up-and-downs. 

For Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, these trials and tribulations tend to consist of dark forces and mysteries such as figuring the identity of the Black Hood, the Gargoyle King, and how to escape and stop an organ harvesting cult, among others. 

Katy Keene, however, offers up a dreamlike vibe while showcasing real and more relatable issues of navigating your upper 20s with the focus being on every millennial’s struggle to juggle the pursuit of a dream career in an overpriced city alongside a romantic life. 

Alex says it best — you’re no one in this city without money — and thus, a lot of the drama revolves around financial situations. 

Read the full post at TV Fanatic! 


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Quiz: Which Katy Keene Character Are You?

The characters in Katy Keene’s world are bold, beautiful, and living the dream… or, at least, trying to.

 Their supportive of each other even through all of life’s up-and-downs because they know there’s nothing more valuable than friendship. And in New York, you don’t get very far without friends. 

Find out which Katy Keene character you are by taking our quiz below! 

Will Katy Keene be renewed for a second season at The CW? Find out here! Catch up on all reviews and take more quizzes now! 

 


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