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Lessons On Culture From The Fall Of ‘Sex And The City’

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Emmy award-winning producer and writer Daniella Greenbaum Davis joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss the disappointing reboot of ‘Sex and the City.’

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Spoilers are included in this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour.”

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Emmy award-winning producer and writer Daniella Greenbaum Davis joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her article “And Just Like That…’ Proves It’s Time To Put ‘Sex And The City’ to Bed.”

“The show was so bad, so terrible, so traumatic and upsetting and disappointing. I was dumbfounded. It was the same characters, but it was all wrong. It was like a cheap knockoff. And it just did not do Carrie justice,” Davis said. “It felt like a completely different show because I think, you know, what was great about ‘Sex and the City’ was that it was wild, it was completely inappropriate, it wasn’t what you were watching with your family. It was something that was escapist, and that’s why it was great.”

Not only did “And Just Like That…” fail to bring the “frothy” comedy and charm of the first show, but it also overused wokeness to score political points.

“This reboot was trying to talk to people in this cultural moment, but it just utterly failed because the people who really wanted to see woke plotlines say, ‘Look, you didn’t do a good job because you didn’t make these people characters that were meaningful. You didn’t actually do anything with them, you just had them as, you know, these sort of talking props,’ which is true,” Davis said. “And for people who I think are normal and are watching TV to be entertained, it’s like why are you including any of this at all? So it’s not that I think TV doesn’t need to speak to the cultural moment, it does. But it just feels like they didn’t do it well at all.”