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AND JUST LIKE THAT…S1E3 WHEN IN ROME 🤮

AND JUST LIKE THAT…is one lost puppy, that is for sure. So let me get this off my chest. I am a huge fan, never missed an episode or movie, but this 2021 version leaves much to be desired. It has definitely misplaced its true essence of what it once was and what it meant to those of us who loved and followed this show.  

Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, is 55 now and still trying to look and act like a woman in her early 30’s. I just can’t buy into it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fashion, just not on Carrie anymore. It looks as if she is trying way too hard, whereas before, it seemed effortless. Women of a certain age are smarter and do not walk miles and miles of New York streets in designer shoes. How much disbelief am I expected to endure? I long for Carrie to age gracefully. She is a classic beauty, but I am embarrassed by her lack of character development. 

This episode threw a ton of topics into a mixed bag for Miranda, Cynthia Nixon, Charlotte, Kristin Davis, and Stanford, Willie Garson. Are the writers wondering which ones will stick? Just pick one for each. This limited series is not long enough to do them all justice. I realize it is the producers and writers’ way of updating the characters and taking them into the 21st century, but sheesh. Too much is too much. I think Samantha, Kim Cattrall, had the right idea of letting go of the past. I had great, lusty, fun memories. This is just “muddying the waters.”

The best part was Carrie’s boss, Sara Ramirez, stand-up comedy routine. Now that was humorous, authentic, and outrageous. More, please. 

AND JUST LIKE THAT…is not what we all expected. This is not a bad thing; it just isn’t necessary. They could have left well enough alone, and we could have lived out our lives in our Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha bubble without regretting tuning in. This is only episode 3. Let’s hope it improves.

It is available to stream on HBO MAX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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