'And Just Like That' Episode 4: Fans say 'woke agenda, forced inclusion not working'

The 'Sex and the City' reboot is repeating blunders, with fans calling out the makers for the forced wokeness on the show


                            'And Just Like That' Episode 4: Fans say 'woke agenda, forced inclusion not working'
Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt in 'And Just Like That' (HBO Max)
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HBO Max's 'Sex and the City' reboot is set in current times and so the makers have included current topics as well, but unfortunately have not gone about it in the right way. Fans have called out 'And Just Like That' for it "woke sh**" but it seems like it won't stop anytime soon.

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From packing in gender exploration to White savior complex in a forced manner, the show has been consistently disappointing eager viewers. Read on to know what happened in the fourth episode and how fans reacted to it.

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The fourth episode packed in more problematic scenes, and this time it was Charlotte (Kristin Davis) leading the parade. We see her wanting to be closer to Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker), which sees her organize a dinner party and invite her.

While making a list of the invitees for the party, Charlotte realizes that all her friends are 'vanilla' and that Lisa and her husband would be the only Black couple at the party. This causes her to freak out as she sets about looking to invite more people of color. Charlotte is seen trying to invite her Black neighbor, who she hasn't been in touch with for 2 years, and when that fails, she even tries to get a friend to invite his Black friend. But when nothing works, she resorts to inviting one of the moms she knows but doesn't like - just because she's Black. Although the dinner falls through the fiasco doesn't end here.

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When Lisa invites Charlotte and her husband to a birthday dinner, she has him memorize works and poems by Black artists, with him saying that if he forgets he'll just say he loves Michelle Obama's book.

This whole plot had viewers angry at what Charlotte pulled off. They criticized the bad writing and were offended by the makers. This is what they had to say.

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 A fan said, "I liked this franchise better when they left Black people alone. #AndJustLikeThat", while another commented, "Sex and the City on race in the 1990s: weird but ok. Sex and the City on race in 2021: wealthy white racists (see Charlotte, who may start a cotton-picking plantation come next episode). '...and Just Like That' is even worse than the films. #andjustlikethat #sexandthepity".

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A tweet read, "I’ve been loyal to this Sex and the City reboot. I have tried. I have done my best. But episode 4 is making me want to throw something at my TV. Charlotte is insufferable. Looking for token Black people for a dinner party? What the fuck, man?"

Another viewer said, "#AndJustLikeThat episode 4: Bad Bad Bad. The horrible music, Charlotte is awful, Harry has no balls, the woke agenda, the forced inclusion is not working, new characters are so boring. Episode 4 is worse than the previous one."

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While one commented, "I’m getting fed up of #AndJustLikeThat deliberately talking about race all the while. If you want to be classed as equals it shouldn’t need to be referred to." Yet another tweet read, "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP THIS CHARLOTTE STORYLINE #AndJustLikeThat".


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'And Just Like That' returns with new episodes every Thursday on HBO Max.

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