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And Just Like That... Aidan Died
Random thoughts on And Just Like That...
After calling the second season of And Just Like That… disappointing on Keep It, I was shocked to find that show make an abrupt turn to entertaining. Which isn’t to say that the series is perfect, but it’s quality wise along the lines of the films, which is much better than whatever the fuck was going on last season. A few thoughts on this season:
The women of color are still weird accessories. LTW is the only one who seems like a full character, but she’s bogged down in boring stories about race and representation and can’t she just be rich? She also only interacts with Charlotte still. Much like Seema, whose main entry point on the series is Carrie. She seems the most like Samantha, if Samantha were suddenly very sad that she’s spent her life alone. But in lieu of imbuing her with any fun storylines or integrating her into the cast, Seema spends episodes chasing after her missing Birkin bag or renting and canceling the deposit on Hamptons homes. Nya seems to film her scenes on a soundstage by herself like Suzanne Somers when Chrissy was iced out of Three’s Company.
Che is more bearable now that we don’t have to hear their jokes but also why are they still on the show?
Were we supposed to be on Miranda’s side when she found out Steve was fucking someone? You’ve been getting your coochie scratched in your friends’ apartments and public places for a goddamn year, sis.
Anthony’s relationship with this hot Italian poet is ludicrous but worth the scene with Drew Barrymore.
Charlotte remains the funniest on the series even if Kristin Davis’ acting somewhere near her Melrose Place output.
Wouldn’t it be funny if Aidan died too? I find it hard to believe he’s endgame. Carrie will probably break his little countryside heart again. So just kill him. And she can end up with Berger like she deserves. He probably writes shitty novels that have been turned into million dollar Hollywood franchises now.
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