JULIA was all about bread this week from delicious baguettes to gross sweet bread. (“Which is neither sweet nor a bread”) Julia is overbooked with her television show and finishing her second cookbook. Quite simply, “Julia could use a break from JULIA.”

What makes this show so interesting, fun, entertaining, and informative is the masterful writing and acting from the entire ensemble. Julia (Sarah Lancashire) continues to be the embodiment of bubbly Julia Child. Paul, (David Hyde Pierce) Avis, (Bebe Neuwirth) and Alice (Brittany Bradford) are truly amazing in their supporting roles. They add to the strong foundation and give even more layers to the already rich story lines. 

JULIA “relishes ripping the membranes out,” while Paul is “petrified of failing.” All of this going on while terms are being set for the second season of “The French Chef” and dealing with a death. I am “dedicating” this episode to the entire cast and crew who know exactly where they are leading their audience. Don’t be left behind. 

JULIA 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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