Muse #326 - except we struggle to deal with these on TV
We watched “And just like that” on HBO, the sequel series to “Sex and the City”.
Warning: Spoiler Alerts.
It has been news on how the Peleton shares tanked over 35% when Mr. Big character on the show used the Peleton bike before he has a heart attack and dies. And subsequent news swirling around on Peleton’s intelligent response by bringing the character back to life in a talk-show style advertisement to help salvage the situation.
But that is not what I wanted to write about today. More on the show itself. In its initial run Sex and the City was a pioneer in their time to talk about this taboo subject of sex. This proved to be interestingly different and made the show worth watching.
Fast forward nearly 20 years since the initial series, the storyline touches upon the same characters now in the 55+ age range and now boldly handles the topics of death, sexuality in the current generational context, depression, and alcoholism, teenage and grown-up children.
I consider all these interesting topics, but does it make for good entertainment? The reviews seem to be mixed. I am guessing that a typical audience turns to TV for drowning out their real-life to have some time in this artificial unreal reality. Perhaps one does not want shows to mirror real life and have heavy handling of these topics, but I love it and look forward to more. Bring it on, baby. I am avidly waiting.
And Just Like That Peloton resurrects show character — https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59632383
And just like that, Peloton shares tank after fatal cameo in Sex and the City reboot — https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/peloton-shares-sex-and-city-1.6281652
And Just Like That: 'Moodier' Sex and the City revival splits opinion - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59592190