What Went So Wrong With 'And Just Like That'?

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What Went So Wrong With 'And Just Like That'?

Before we get into everything that went wrong over the course of the first season of And Just Like That — and why it went wrong, and how it was probably inevitable from the very beginning that it would go wrong — I want to take a moment for us. It’s been a long road, and we’ve walked it together.

We trudged through Miranda’s bad-and-then-instantly-resolved drinking problem. We strode on with our heads held high as Carrie spent a full third of an episode trying to figure out why her smoke alarm was beeping. We marched, side by side, as everyone got a major character arc except Charlotte, who was mostly just doing some light event planning. We journeyed onward as Steve did nothing all season except talk about his hearing aids and then get dumped. We walked through the valley of the shadow of Che Diaz’s comedy routines and feared no “woke moment” button.

I want to raise a cosmo to us. People, we made it. We’ve come to the end of the road. I’m gonna play Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” just like they do at the end of prom.

Actually, prom is a great metaphor for And Just Like That: it’s also an event where you show up with high expectations, and hope to make great new memories with old friends — but instead, it inevitably turns into a sloppy, confusing, 9 hour ordeal, filled with unnecessary drama, gross teen make-outs, and graphic barfing.

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