What is XO, Kitty about? (and is it worth watching?)

When a new Netflix series arrives on the platform, it’s tough to know which shows are worth adding to your watch list and which ones could probably be skipped for another time (or altogether). Where does XO, Kitty fall on the watch or skip spectrum?

The new teen romantic comedy series, a spinoff of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie trilogy, makes its premiere on May 18 and tells a whole new love story within the world of the movies. But this time around, we’re going across the globe.

What is the plot of XO, Kitty, and is the new Netflix show worth adding to your watch list? Here’s what potential viewers need to know before binge-watching!

XO, Kitty plot synopsis

As fans of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before film trilogy know, XO, Kitty centers on Lara Jean Covey’s little sister Kitty. Now a teenager herself, she’s putting her matchmaking skills to the test with her own relationship, but it’s not as easy when the shoe is on the other foot.

Check out the official synopsis via Netflix:

Teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she’ll soon realize that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line. 

According to an additional synopsis under the trailer on YouTube, she reunited with her long-distance boyfriend “at the same Seoul high school attended by her late mother.” If you’ve watched the trailer, then you know it won’t be a reunion without surprises and forks in the road. But the romantic comedy will have us swooning, laughing, and longing the whole time.

Is XO, Kitty worth watching on Netflix?

If you’re a fan of the To All the Boys movies, then XO, Kitty will definitely be worthing watching. Even though it’s a series and not a movie, it’s evident from just that trailer that the show shares a similar romantic sensibility and tone that’s easy to jump right into. Being so, you shouldn’t really even need to have been a fan of the movies or even watched them to be able to watch the series.

Popular Netflix romantic comedy series like Never Have I Ever, Emily in Paris, Heartstopper, and Dash & Lily are similar to XO, Kitty, as are movies such as The Kissing Booth trilogy, Look Both Ways, The Perfect Date, and The Half of It. If you like any of these titles, you’re sure to enjoy your time watching Kitty Song Covey’s latest adventures.

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