Monday, April 22, 2024

Review: “And Just Like That” Ends with An Actually Pleasant 10th Episode, Miranda Colors Her Hair


The 10th and final episode of “And Just Like That,” the HBO Max series extension of “Sex and the City,” is actually not unpleasant. It took 10 tries and a fictional year to get an episode that wasn’t cringe worthy or unhappy.

Kim Cattrall does not appear in the show, although Samantha Jones is mentioned. Carrie texts her in London, and there’s a thawing of their relationship. If you’re into fantasies, then this is for you.

The big news is Miranda, Cynthia Nixon, colors her hair. She restores it from the old lady grey she’s been saddled with all season. Not that grey is bad, but they went the extra mile to make her look old.

The central plot of this episode is a “They Mitzvah” for Charlotte and Harry’s transitional daughter, Rock. This includes a non binary rabbi. Kristin Davis and Evan Handler could be spun off into their own show and I wouldn’t mind. They are the most enjoyable part of the show.

No one is naked, there’s no sex act, everyone can relax. Mr. Big’s voice is heard as a whisper in Carrie’s mind. Carrie does go to Paris and, dressed like someone who dropped acid during a haute couture moment, revisits their old haunts. I mean, really, even in Paris, if you saw a woman dressed like this standing on a bridge at night, you’d called the gendarmes.

Will “And Just Like That” return? I think so. It ends on a high note this time, so there’s hope for the future.

The last episode drops on Thursday.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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