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Old 12-09-21, 07:24 AM
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It’s out. Judging from social media reaction , this is garbage.

I didn’t see any critic reviews before just now. So HBO knew it had a stinker and didn’t let critics see it ahead of time.
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The reviews seem to generally state it's weird but better than the movies.
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Re: And Just Like That... (HBO Max) — Sex and the City revival — premieres 12/9/21

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The reviews seem to generally state it's weird but better than the movies.
Well... that actually is positive then.

I'll check out the two episodes later today.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
The reviews seem to generally state it's weird but better than the movies.
Not a very high bar.
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OK, this is weird. In the first episode when they're listening to Todd Rundgren, the lyrics appeared in subtitles in Portuguese (I think) even though I didn't have any subtitle settings turned on. Did this happen to anyone else? A strange creative choice...
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I didn't mind the first SATC movie. The second one was almost unwatchable.
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Willie Garson assuming this was his last project.
Apparently, he shot the first 3 episodes and then had to be written out.


I just got done watching the two episodes available. I thought the opening scene and a lot of the first episode was pretty cringy... but then when you start to see that the show is really going to be about
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a woman in her 50s coping with the death of her husband


it became more interesting to me. If that stays the focus and not all the dumb woke crap they are force-feeding you then it could be OK. I don't mind if it isn't the next season of SATC. You couldn't really do that in 2021.
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OK, this is weird. In the first episode when they're listening to Todd Rundgren, the lyrics appeared in subtitles in Portuguese (I think) even though I didn't have any subtitle settings turned on. Did this happen to anyone else? A strange creative choice...
Yes, happened to me too. Also thought it was strange.

My thoughts on the first two episodes. The pacing felt really off during the first one, but picked up nicely on the second. They addressed Samantha's absence right away. And it kind of felt snarky, but then there was a really nice nod to her on episode #2. I honestly didn't miss Cattrall much. The remaining three ladies along with the supporting characters carried the show nicely. I know the original series had a few serious storylines here and there, but i didn't expect this reboot to start off so heavy. Overall, I really enjoyed it. And laughed a few times. Especially on the second episode.
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I may be going out on a limb here, but I think Miranda is going to have a drinking problem. They were very subtle about it
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I did not realize this was a series and not a made for tv movie. I tolerated the series for my wife years back but I don't know if I can watch this again especially if its as bad as it sounds. Might give an episode a try but...
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I may be going out on a limb here, but I think Miranda is going to have a drinking problem. They were very subtle about it
HA HA HA! I know, right?
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I may be going out on a limb here, but I think Miranda is going to have a drinking problem. They were very subtle about it
I couldn’t tell.

I think they are going to have a life imitating art storyline for her and she will become a lesbian.

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Those two episodes were not very good.
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Episode 1 was awful. And they really had to tell the viewers over and over how old everyone is. We know
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OK, this is weird. In the first episode when they're listening to Todd Rundgren, the lyrics appeared in subtitles in Portuguese (I think) even though I didn't have any subtitle settings turned on. Did this happen to anyone else? A strange creative choice...
Me too. I thought my Roku was acting up.
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I couldn’t tell.

I think they are going to have a life imitating art storyline for her and she will become a lesbian.
Actually, the art will be imitating life.
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I really hate the Che character.
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I find it really hard to believe that they were able to schedule, shoot, edit and air this commercial within just days of Big's death being revealed. They had to have known ahead of time.
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I find it really hard to believe that they were able to schedule, shoot, edit and air this commercial within just days of Big's death being revealed. They had to have known ahead of time.
Reynolds did his Aviation gin ad response to a Peloton ad pretty quick. He must be on their payroll for damage control.

Yep: https://www.adweek.com/convergent-tv...lyt_id=1857287

What is that like Ryan Reynolds 30th company?

Apparently Noth has some allegations against him that came out today, so it may be time for damage control for the damage control.

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Reynolds also did damage control for the Peloton Wife (quick Google will show you the ads).
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I really hate the Che character.
Yeah, that character has way too much air time. I really liked episode #3, especially that scene between Carrie Natasha. But that comedy show felt like an eternity. And not funny at all. Had I been watching that on Netflix, I would have turned it off after 5 minutes. Guessing Miranda is switching teams.
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I liked the first couple of episodes but this third one, minus the plot with Big's ex wife Natasha, was just horrendous. Now Charlotte's little daughter is about to come out as trans whatever and Miranda is also about to come out as trans / lesbian / who knows all in the same episode. Most every show now has characters that are trans. The Roseannae reboot has one main character, Darlene's son, and one recurring, Darlene's boss. The Saved by the Bell reboot also has a trans character.
I know trans people exist in real life but make up something like less than 1% of the population. It's especially weird when it involves kids. One of the more recent Conners episodes had Darlene's gay son (who was trans in the beginning of the series, not so much anymore) on the couch with another gay boy talking about "going upstairs to make out". I'll probably get blasted for this for not being "woke", but it's too much.
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I know trans people exist in real life but make up something like less than 1% of the population.
A February 2021 Gallup poll reported that 5.6% of US adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. 86.7% said that they were heterosexual or straight, and 7.6% refused to answer.

That ~5.6% breaks down to 3.1% as bisexual, 1.4% as gay, 0.7% as lesbian, and 0.6% as transgender.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/329708/...-estimate.aspx
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I liked the first couple of episodes but this third one, minus the plot with Big's ex wife Natasha, was just horrendous. Now Charlotte's little daughter is about to come out as trans whatever and Miranda is also about to come out as trans / lesbian / who knows all in the same episode. Most every show now has characters that are trans. The Roseannae reboot has one main character, Darlene's son, and one recurring, Darlene's boss. The Saved by the Bell reboot also has a trans character.
I know trans people exist in real life but make up something like less than 1% of the population. It's especially weird when it involves kids. One of the more recent Conners episodes had Darlene's gay son (who was trans in the beginning of the series, not so much anymore) on the couch with another gay boy talking about "going upstairs to make out". I'll probably get blasted for this for not being "woke", but it's too much.
Agree. When Charlotte's daughter told her she didn't feel like a girl or want to be identified as one got an eye roll from me. We have two male gay characters on the show, they have since added Che (with Miranda possibly having a relationship with her), now this. Is there any diversity or woke box this show hasn't checked yet?

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