JULIA concluded its first season with a thoughtful, inspiring, heart-warming story centered around the difficulties of making a chocolate soufflé. It ended with every character facing a new direction in their life’s journey. Thank goodness, it has already been renewed. 

The finale brought to light all of Julia’s doubts and fears about women’s places in the workforce. What was her role, and was she setting women’s rights on a backward trajectory? Julia (Sarah Lancashire) contemplated alongside her husband, Paul (David Hyde Pierce), friends Avis (Bebe Neuwirth), Judith (Fiona Glascott), and colleagues Avis (Brittany Branford), and Rus (Fran Kranz.) Kudus to this amazing cast, editing, and writing team. There were several time-traveling moments that could still be considered the “status quo” even in 2022. How far women have yet to go. 

One would think watching a series about creating a cooking show might be boring or slow. This is so not true. We are talking about “THE” Julia Child! She is the woman I want to spend thirty minutes a week” viewing and visiting. She is the “Parmesan of cheese.” Julia’s advice is “plunge in.” This is “the key, not only in the kitchen but to life itself.” I want to be “in Julia’s company.” I will be waiting for JULIA to return. Til then…Bon Appetit.  

JULIA is such a delight 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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