Season 1, Ep 4, “Some Of My Best Friends”

Evan Handler, Kristen Davis

Evan Handler, Kristen Davis
Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max

When you return the property of a loved one like Sex and the CityAnd There is always the risk of damaging the memory of the origin (eg: Sex and the City 2). Or make something so insignificant that it’s difficult for a reboot to look for anything other than an opportunity to take advantage of said lovable property (looking at you, crazy of you And Will and grace). Only in the very rare case does a replay/revert add to the legacy of the source material (I really liked what META 2019 90210 Reboot He was trying to achieve it, disappointed when it didn’t work.)

This may be lovable, but we all know it’s the original Sex and the City He was not without his problems. The cast was uniformly white (except when one of the women was occasionally dating someone of color like Blair Underwood or Asio Highsmith) and for such a sex-positive show, she was somewhat narrow-minded when it came to topics like bisexuality, for example.

So on the one hand, it’s clear what And like that… He tries, to try to make up for slips in the serial past. In this episode in particular, titled “Some of My Best Friends,” the three women branch out into friendships with women of color. Some of these outings make more sense than others. There’s no reason on earth for a respected law professor like Nia (Karen Bateman) to have dinner with her naturally awkward student Miranda, even if they’re about the same age. Although it would be nice to see her at home with her husband, so hopefully, Nia expands into more character than Professor Miranda who undergoes fertility treatments and sometimes has trouble getting into buildings and restaurants. But it’s still hard to understand that Nya doesn’t seem to have anyone else to talk to about motherhood. TThe mother of teens would have a very different view of a mother in foster care, for example, who is still in the euphoria of kindness, Hatt said, but exploring whether Nia ultimately wants to be a mother was most welcome.

But even Nya-Miranda’s baffling outing hasn’t caused as much anxiety as Charlotte and Harry’s immersion in the world of Lisa Todd Wexley (Arie Nicole Parker). Make no mistake, Lisa is my favorite of the new characters on this show; She reminds me of how, in my mom’s group at my children’s elementary school, I was amazed by women like these, who were able to move things forward and direct the conversation without anyone else in the group feeling offended.

So I can certainly sympathize with the sometimes difficult transition from mom’s girlfriend to real girlfriend, from meeting a cup of coffee when going down to actually entering each other’s homes. But almost everything Charlotte did in this episode – like Miranda’s actions in the previous three – was pretty straightforward. Embarrassed. And not that good kind of upset, like watching Larry David encirclement, but just really painful, like why am I supposed to love this alleged character harassing her neighbor in a really annoying way to make her attend a dinner party just so there’s another black person there?

Wise TV editor Danette Chavez points out that this is what Uber-Wasps Charlotte does when faced with an unfamiliar situation, such as how much she indulged in Judaism when she started dating Harry. She also assumes that we’re totally supposed to think that Charlotte and Harry deserve to be laughed at in this episode; Even the title of the episode “Some of My Best Friends” alludes to ignorant white people who don’t realize they’re wrong. Charlotte struggles hard to find another person of color to come to the dinner party because she doesn’t know anyone else of color. And you could have mistaken another mom for Gwen in any situation, but since it instantly happens at Lisa’s party to get her off the wrong foot, it’s devastating. But Harry removed that letter about Zadie Smith – I probably would have really hit my head.

Ari Nicole Parker

Ari Nicole Parker
Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max

It’s all so embarrassing, almost what’s lost is that Charlotte’s intentions seem so good? She’s desperate to be true friends with LTW (I totally get it) so she’s trying to remove vanilla from her social circle, even though it’s about as much vanilla as you can get. Her moment of brilliance at Lisa’s party was her artistic speech, which was so impressive that it actually appeared as written (which of course was: ‘An early Mozart sheet music?’) a moment later when they opened up to each other about concern about the diversity of private friend groups their. He. She is being It’s hard to make friends after a certain age, and I only check out Charlotte and Lisa because I want to see more of Ari Nicole Parker in her separate scenes, preferably sparring with the evil Lisa MIL (Pat Boy).

So of the three stories, the one between Kari and Seema (Sarita Choudhury) seemed to be the most realistic. It’s totally understandable that Carrie would want to sell that apartment now haunted by Blyton, and she and Handsome have enough in common to start a friendly acquaintance. I even appreciate Carrey’s displeasure with the picture frame at the end, as it showed how much she continued to grapple with her grief, and Seema’s call that Carrey’s “good for you to get out there” comment was condescending.

Sima, more than other women (sorry, Lisa), offers the advantage of making a new friend at this point in life: someone who hasn’t heard all your stories yet, someone who hasIf only I was just starting to learn a new point of view. Hopefully, Sima, like Lisa, Nia, and Che (Sarah Ramirez), can add more life to this show – because according to this episode, our main characters can definitely use a fresh perspective to help preserve this original show. Sex and the City Sparkle intact.

stray notes

  • So that was Stanford’s farewell, wasn’t it? While the “In memory of” cards were hailed at the end of the episode, that was a pretty shocking ending to a character who’s been there since the beginning of the series. Spamming Anthony for stalking a TikTok client across Japan? Stanford – and Willie Garson – deserved better.
  • Sima is the new Samantha…right? Gorgeous, she owns her own company, and is a frequent heir (although reflecting Sam’s sense of obligation). Also, I eventually noticed while waiting for a Willie Garson memorial card that Choudhury is listed with the regular cast, while Parker and Pittman are still under the guest stars.
  • I really hate sights like those that Charlotte and Moms organize for the field trip. My kids are in a public school, so maybe it’s different in fancy private institutions, but there’s no way these women are/should be in charge of something in school that has to do with the actual matter. Curriculum. Fundraisers, sure. Field trip volunteers, sure. But setting up the field trips themselves? No.
  • Miranda and Nia joked like, “Counsellor, are you leading the witness?” and “Is this your closing argument?” Still corny in an episode featuring a dinner date between two lawyers LA . law in 1989.
  • I think it’s understandable that Carrie would start smoking again, if a little disappointing. Or maybe I’m just jealous: I even quit the social smoking habit when I got pregnant, and plan to have it again for my 80th birthday.
  • Favorite outfit: OK, so maybe it was a little on the nose, but I loved Carrie’s striped top with her giant white tulle skirt (a nod to her original opening outfit?). She denotes what fashion can actually do (says someone who has been basically living in rubber pants for 20 months now): Carrie goes back to her old apartment and picks out an outfit that looks like the one she’d been wearing years ago, to reconnect as well as lift her spirits. The mismatched spacers, which receive a look of confusion from a fellow bodega client, can only be pulled off by someone with Carrie’s fashion confidence.
  • next week: Carrie has hip surgery! See you next, by the way: Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great winter break, or at least a few welcome days of vacation, over the next week or so.

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