And Just Like That: They Got Older. Wiser. And Wilder!

I know I’m a bit late to the party, but just like that, I just binged the entire two seasons of Just Like That.

Maybe it’s age, but as someone who reveled in the bold and unapologetic world of Sex and the City, the recent revival, And Just Like That, was akin to a whimsical and charming roller coaster ride. However, I’ll confess that my initial skepticism, triggered by the first two episodes, left me questioning whether some things are better left untouched. And unsaid. Yet, as I watched the third episode, I was recaptured back into the fun of the original series.

Remember the days when we true fans gathered around our TVs, cosmopolitans in hand, and followed the escapades of our favorite New York City squad? Well, it all felt like a heartwarming reunion with old friends, only this time navigating the challenges of hot flashes, teenagers, and the eternal quest for the perfect pair of reading glasses – a storyline that resonates with those of us in our fifties.

The triumphant return of Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte brought with it a truckload of wit and wisdom. The show’s humor, though some of it replaced with awkward attempts at addressing contemporary issues, remained as sharp as ever, delivering one-liners that hit the mark like a perfectly thrown stiletto. While a few moments induced cringes, the authentic approach to tackling diversity, LGBTQ+ representation, and the challenges of aging was commendable.

Now, let’s address the elephant in the room – the absence of Samantha Jones. Kim Cattrall’s decision not to reprise her role left a void that the writers struggled to fill. The dynamic between the three remaining gals felt a little forced at times, and the absence of Samantha’s sharp humor was sorely felt. It was all like trying to enjoy a Cosmo but without the vodka.

And Just Like That reminded me that style has no expiration date. Carrie Bradshaw is still rocking those jaw-dropping ensembles, and Miranda Hobbes is proving that power suits and gray hair are the ultimate power couple. The fashion game was stronger than ever, and it’s a testament to the fact that being fabulous knows no age. Beyond the superficial, the camaraderie was what really hooked me. The friendship between the three has stood the test of time, and watching them navigate the challenges of life with humor and grace is nothing short of inspiring. They remind us that it’s okay to stumble and fall because, just like that, you can pick yourself up and keep strutting down the runway of life.

And Just Like That isn’t merely a show; it’s a celebration of womanhood, friendship, and the beauty of embracing every chapter of our lives. So, to all the fabulous women over 40 who loved the show when it first screened – grab your favorite cocktail, kick off those heels (or slippers), and get ready for a laughter-filled ride down memory lane. Because, just like that, we’re reminded that life is too short not to laugh, love, and embrace our fabulous selves!

Psst. And to all those critics who reduced And Just Like That to a lackluster and forgettable spectacle, lighten up. Please!

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