We were doing so good with episode three, but shit on this show is short lived. I had to crawl under my covers and peak over the top because this was so cringy on so many levels, I felt second hand embarrassment. I wanted to find the writers and ask them what are they thinking?
Charlotte, Carrie and Miranda are always there for each other and it’s something that we love. But in all honesty, we were reminded just why this should have been left as Sex and the City and this travesty should have never been made.
While we’ve been dealing with the three of them all on very distinct roads – Carrie navigating the death of big and finding herself again, Miranda and her nonexistent marriage and trying to find herself, and then there is Charlotte who is trying to navigate that her daughter may be queer and trying to be the overachieving Mom that does everything.
But what we’re left with here is an episode that feels forced, weird, and well, just cringe.
Well we’ll try and give Carrie a break, because she’s dealing with a death and we all know that she doesn’t articulate things about her own life and feelings well. As a matter of fact she’s just hard to read.
But at some point you have to put yourself together and move forward. At the podcast, her social media manager is tearing her a new asshole and letting her know that she needs to resurrect her social media from the dead.
And Carrie, being Carrie takes it all in stride.
For a writer, one thing that I have always found weird about Carrie is that she keeps so much about herself bottled up. Most writers I know share and say so much about themselves, but Carrie at this point seems to close up more and more with everything that she writes.
Carrie has decided that she’s going to put her and Bigs apartment up for sale. Which, hey, I think we all knew would happen, but we all didn’t know when. It turns out it didn’t take as much time as we thought.
She’s connecting with her realtor, even though Seema and her really start speaking on a superficial level.
Carrie is a person who does her own way of things and people have always followed suit. She doesn’t think much about what she’s saying because no one really challenges her in this show. In And Just Like That and Sex and the City, Carrie has led everyone around her.
But Seema doesn’t owe her that kind of allegiance. She accidentally breaks a frame that was on Bigs side and Carrie has a freakout. Seema seems like she would be a great addition to the cast, but if I was her, Carrie’s breakdown would have sent me running.
For Seema though, it doesn’t. It sends her towards telling Carrie what she’s done too. And even though Carrie didn’t mean it the way Seema took it, it was a great check on Carrie’s attitude. Carrie has to realize that she affects people too, so it was nice to see someone remind her that her words and actions have consequences too.
Seema seems like she could be the new Samantha to Carrie, but I am really hoping that they don’t give a fourth to the group and instead show more about all the characters that they are introducing to the show.
But I do like Seema and hope to learn more about her.
Miranda is just awkward all around. As she’s trying to find her way around home, school, and her emerging feelings.
She goes out to a dinner with her professor, who she had fucked up everything with. But they go to a restaurant – that is really popular – and even though their reservation isn’t found – they aren’t leaving. Dead laughing when we find out that the professor made the reservation in San Francisco.
But they finally get a seat and start to talk. Nya, the professor, is undergoing IVF and they have a big conversation on motherhood and how it’s worth it. And also how sometimes its not.
I know that they are setting Miranda up for a change, I feel it. But this relationship between her and her professor evolved so fast – they didn’t really like each other. We get that Miranda apparently did well in class, but this whole progression to getting along feels weird. It feels rushed.
Do I like that through it we are able to see a different side to Miranda and one where she actually seems to like her family? Yes. But I am hoping that they are going to show more of Miranda’s story rather than tell us about it.
9/10 out of Charlotte’s reactions to things are cringeworthy. It feels like they give her every chance to learn, every chance to grow, and she overthinks everything to her own detriment.
Charlotte overdoes everything in life and this whole episode is just her over doing and over thinking everything and it’s just hard to watch.
Charlotte wants to be friends with LTW, and will do anything. She tries to un-vanilla her friends, but Charlotte does it in such a bad way. Like using people, being pushy, and just being fake. As much as I want to be angry with Charlotte because she’s just being gross, I realize that this is what she did when she was converting to Judism.
I would have that as a character she would have learned, but she doesn’t. Charlotte does have the best of intentions, but it’s just coming out wrong.
But when she is herself at LTW’s dinner party, is when she comes across as likeable and not someone you want to fast forward through.
Willie Garson was a treasure. He was someone that I will forever miss. The character of Standford was essential to Sex and The City.
I think we all understood that they wouldn’t have Stanford pass away in the show. Big just passed. And someway, somehow, Stanford needed to ride off into the sunset. But the way they did it doesn’t feel right to me.
He’s apparently gone to Tokyo with the Tik Tok star that he manages. And he left Carrie a “by the time you read this” letter.
Which again, feels weird.
I know that they needed to wrap his storyline up somehow and I know that he wasn’t there. I also know that no send off would have been good enough because Stanford always deserved more. He deserved more than anyone would have been able to give.
I didn’t like that they automatically said that Stanford wanted a divorce. That was a lot. Because I don’t want him to not be spoke of. I want to hear about him. I want him to still be a character, even when he’s gone.
Because Stanford was a blessing. And he still is even when he’s gone.
- Really not happy with Stanford’s send off. Think they coulda done better.
- Charlotte and the Mom’s planning the field trip – we get it you’re rich. Also talk about a bunch of control freaks.
- Carrie smoking again? Fuck, if we have to hear Miranda’s shit over this… ugh.
- Carrie putting Big in her closet next to her shoes? Not shocked. Seems fitting.
And Just Like That is streaming on HBO Max.