Thursday, February 10, 2022

What I’m Watching: And Just Like That (Season Finale)

And Just Like That: Season 1, Episode 10 “Seeing the Light” (B)

This was an interesting way to end the season, which could well be the conclusion of the series, though that seems unlikely given how popular the show seems to be. That’s not to say that those watching enjoy it, since most of what I see is how much everyone hates Che. There’s a lot to unpack in this finale, and the best place to start is Carrie. Meeting with Big’s brother about what to do with his ashes gave her an opportunity to go to Paris in an absurdly excessive dress to say goodbye in a way that felt right, without anyone by her side in the end and with potential plans happening with Samantha. That last part feels strangest given how Kim Cattrall has expressed just how little she wants to be on this show, and it could easily have functioned with them having had a falling out and never speaking again. Seema also could have come with her as a new friend, but she was busy having endless sex with Zed, played by William Abadie from “Emily in Paris.” Miranda’s decision to move to Los Angeles, at least temporarily, felt like just as much of a shock as Che thinking it was somehow smart to break that news about their plans to Miranda with a whole crowd present, and hopefully it will work out well for her. Charlotte had her own major life event when Rock refused to participate in the “they mitzvah” they had arranged, and I enjoyed seeing the rainbow yarmulkes and Hari Nef from “Transparent” as the trans rabbi who was able to give Carrie and Miranda some life advice but couldn’t figure out how to work the automatic towel dispenser. As someone who never really watched the original show, I’ve enjoyed this reboot just fine, and I’d be happy to continue with it if it expectedly gets renewed.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Karen Pittman as Nya

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