Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell says she was surprised by the storylines and character decisions in And Just Like That season 1.
sex and the city author, Candace Bushnell, reacts to Carrie’s script in And just like that. In the late 1990s, Bushnell’s sex and the city The novel was picked up by series creator Darren Star to become a groundbreaking, award-winning and legendary series for HBO. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall, sex and the city follows four friends – Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha – as they navigate life, relationships and love in New York.
In December 2021, HBO Max debuted And just like that, which explores the lives of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte (without Samantha Jones) as they embark on a new decade of their lives. Helmed by Michael Patrick King, And just like that shocked its audience in episode 1 when Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big (Chris Noth), dies of a heart attack. Featuring stories of life-changing revelations, divorce, alcoholism and ageism, And just like that received mixed reviews from viewers on the choices made by the characters. Now the original Carrie Bradshaw talks about And just like that.
Through Variety (Going through the new yorker), Bushnell reveals that she was “really surprised“by the decisions taken in And just like that. Bushnell, who wrote the sex and the city essays based on her life, said she could not identify with the reboot series’ main characters and felt they were out of touch with cultural shifts and gender norms in their storylines. Speaking about Carrie, Bushnell expressed a disconnect with the character and said: “Carrie Bradshaw ended up being an eccentric woman who married a very wealthy man. And it’s not my story.” Find out what else Bushnell said about And just like that below:
I am really surprised by many decisions made during the reboot. You know, it’s a television product, made with Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker, both of whom have worked extensively with HBO in the past. HBO decided to put this franchise back in their hands for a variety of reasons, and that’s what they came up with.
Indeed, it seems that Bushnell is still interested in the sex and the city frankness by making it a point of honor to monitor And just like that. However, the author seems to have severed emotional ties with the show and stated that Carrie’s character no longer resembles herself after previous seasons of Sex and the city. Bushnell said: “I said it, but when the character of Carrie sleeps with Mr. Big after he’s married to someone else – that’s when I felt like the character became something other than myself..”
Longtime viewers of the iconic series have taken to social media to voice their criticisms of the HBO Max limited series. These complaints claim that And just like that fails to deliver sex and the cityThe comedic timing, poignant one-liners, and powerful chemistry between its main characters. Bushnell seems to have sided with viewers who were surprised by the storylines presented in And just like that season 1. For now, it remains to be seen if Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda will all return if the sex and the city reboot is renewed for another installment.
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Source: Variety (via The New Yorker)
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