BY CARLY WOOLLARD
Sex and the City is arguably one of the top ten most iconic shows, especially for women. Taking on topics such as interracial couples, gay relationships, sex, and so much more, the show has captivated its audience since it was originally aired in the late ’90s. Carrie Bradshaw and her fabulous friends, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda lived a glamorous lifestyle and gave us a peek inside their not-so-relatable “relatable” lives. Not to mention Carrie’s outlandish closet busting at the seams with designer and all things fashionable.
To say the least, Sex and the City laid the groundwork for so much to come. This cult classic walked so that series like Gossip Girl could run. With this being said, I was obviously eagerly awaiting And Just Like That from the minute I learned of the sequel. Now, after watching the eight episodes that have been released thus far, I think it’s safe to say some things are better left untouched.
First of all, for the women who were once so comfortable in their own skin and embraced themselves for who they were, I certainly did not expect the topic of how old they were to come up THIS many times. Truly, an episode does not go by without at least one- if not all- of them harping on how old, frail, and boring they are. Then there is my personal favorite: Steve’s inability to hear.
The new series has single-handedly turned this group of friends into people they would have loathed just years ago. A moment of silence needs to be taken for Miranda’s interaction with her Professor, Nya Wallace, on her first day of class. Not only does she make racially insensitive remarks regarding Nya’s braids, but also goes on to embarrass herself in front of the whole class while words stumble out of her mouth in attempt to justify her comments. I think I speak for everyone when I say this is not the same badass Miranda Hobbes that I remember. Unfortunately, the same goes for the rest of the ladies and their inability to stay in touch with the times.
What once was a sex-positive and women-empowering show, is now unrecognizable. It really does hurt to say it, but Sex and the City should have taken it’s blissful ending with grace so that it could rest in peace! Nonetheless… I am definitely still going to watch it (so I guess that means in some way, it is a success). Let us know your thoughts on And Just Like That!