JULIA makes me smile and laugh due to Sarah Lancashire’s outstanding portrayal. She is a force to be reckoned with, and I’m referring to Julia Child and Sarah. 

What a creative and clever episode. The writers positioned several heavy, dramatic, historical themes wrapped around an innocent evening “out” in San Francisco. It was definitely “a good day by the bay.” 

Love and fame are complicated. Everyone on the show is getting a taste of a myriad of emotions. Confusion, resentment, elation, and loneliness get their “15 minutes” as the ensemble weaves their way through the upward climb of “THE FRENCH CHEF.” I thoroughly enjoyed the iconic moments of Julia and James Beard (Christian Clemenson). Magnificent and poignant. It indeed “had to be you.”

JULIA is a well-written, thoughtful show. I call it a “gut-grabber” because it has a stronghold on mine. It is funny and heavy in one breath of fresh air. Don’t miss this incredible journey, and perhaps along the way, “MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING.” We are, without a doubt, watching JULIA “go from no one to someone.”  

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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