'Awful woke sh**': 'Sex and the City' reboot 'And Just Like That' slammed by fans

'Sex and the City's revival series failed to strike a chord with fans being disappointed with the forced attempt at being hip


                            'Awful woke sh**': 'Sex and the City' reboot 'And Just Like That' slammed by fans
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw and Sara Ramirez as Che Diaz in 'And Just Like That' (HBO Max)
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HBO Max debuted the first two episodes of the much-awaited revival of 'Sex and the City' with the premiere packing in plenty of drama. The show sees the return of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt along with other familiar faces.

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'And Just Like That' takes place after a time skip after the pandemic and is set in the current time, so naturally, the makers decided to include modern topics as well. But this well-meaning move may have been overdone in an attempt to stay relevant with fans pointing out the obvious. Read on to know what viewers through and what they said regarding the subject.

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The new reboot of the iconic series 'Sex and the City' may have had fans excited but when they watched many pointed out a common theme throughout which didn't sit right with them. 'And Just Like That' was filled to the brim with modern terms and concepts which although important seemed very forced. From LGBTQ representation, gender identity, ageism, racism, and sex education, topics were thrown in at wrong times and repeatedly and didn't make sense to viewers who have loved the show what it stood for. 

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Miranda was seen stumbling over her words when it was implied she was only attending a class due to the teacher being black, then commenting oh her braids and trying to apologize clarifying that she isn't racist, to Carrie asking Big to masturbate in front of her as she needs to be more sexually open for her podcast, the show tries extremely hard to stuff in what fans are calling 'woke bull****''. These new additions to the series didn't go noticed as fans took to Twitter to call out the show. Here's what they said.

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A fan commented, " I preferred SATC when it wasn't woke lmao #AndJustLikeThat feels so forcefully woke, forcefully inclusive, almost tokenist. All we wanted was SEX, COSMOS AND MORE SEX!". A tweet read, "#AndJustLikeThat 1st 2 episodes piled in:love,death, gender identification, grief, narcissism, aging ppl vs. next gen, racism, "woke" BS, accepting vulgarity in social media, parental disrespect, minors having sex...if this is the world today-very sad...sucked ". Yet another viewer said, "#andjustlikethat aka #sexandthecity is mind numbing woke leftness. If not for the apparent sincerity in the actors’ delivery, the episodes read like parody. Ironically, the show’s most politically left actor in real life, @CynthiaNixon stumbles the most trying to stay woke."     

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A fan commented, "They are pushing the whole woke cultural wedge issues way too much on #SATC sequel #AndJustLikeThat". A user said, "Ok now a few people have watched it I'll say it. So far, #AndJustLikeThat feels like a devastating betrayal to everything the show was about. Also, the whole 'look how woke we are now' thing feels clumsy and misguided. I'm sad today.". A viewer also tweeted, "Yep. #AndJustLikeThat was bloody awful woke shite. Why did they kill off Mr Big? Why didn't they kill off Samantha instead of the totally unbelievable story line that she'd ghosted her three best friends? And just like that ... deleted from my SkyTV planner."

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2 episodes of 'And Just Like That' are available to stream on HBO Max with more to follow every week.

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