On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, instead of doing the productive plans I made for myself last Saturday, binged all of First Kill and fell in love with Cal and Juliette.
- First Kill – Season 1 [Streaming]
I saw the trailers for First Kill over the last month or so and thought, “I’ll watch it.” but I didn’t think I’d be super into it. To me the previews made it look really serious and dark and I don’t do well with teen supernatural mixed with serious. I need some fun and funny to keep me interested.
I gave it a try Friday night and was hooked immediately. It was way more lighthearted and funny than I expected, and the main ship, Cal and Juliette, had fantastic romantic chemistry. By Saturday the show derailed any plans I had of being productive and I finished the whole thing.
Cal and Juliette are in a classic, “Love that shouldn’t be” situation. Juliette is a generational legacy vampire and Calliope is a generational monster hunter. Despite the fact that hundreds of years of history say these two should definitively NOT be together they fall in love. This causes and uncovers a lot of drama in both of their families. Juliette is an adorable dork who has been avoiding her first kill for as long as possible. Cal on the other hand is an ambitious hunter who can’t wait for her first kill. It’s a perfect opposites attract pairing.
What surprised me the most is I didn’t only care about Cal and Juliette’s story. I really got pulled in by the rest of the family drama. Also, Cal and Juliette are not the only queer characters on the show, they both have gay close friends with interesting storylines.
My favorite pairing was Juliette’s mom Margot and Cal’s mom Talia. Their scenes were fantastic.
I’d watch a First Kill hot mom spin-off show.
I’m not going to go into recap detail because I want y’all to watch it!
I really hope we get a season two and Netflix doesn’t make this show one of its post-layoffs First Kills.
This week: Irma Vep is pretty interesting, I’m curious to see where things go. Also, I’m planning on reporting back on For All Mankind.