Why We’re So Invested

Why We’re So Invested

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on the set of "Sex In The City: The Movie" in New York City on September 21, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

And Just Like That, the revival of Sex And The City debuted last week. I, along with thousands of die hard fans took to social media to voice our critiques and adoration for the show. The reaction to the reboot seems to be more negative than positive. A show without one of the fan favorites Samantha and killed Mr. Big and what’s up with all this diversity, this is not what we signed up for says fans.

We’re so invested in this show. When the show aired all those years ago, we had our rituals watching it. I went over one of my besties Jeanee’s. We ate, drank, and discussed the episodes. When you think about it, fans have watched this show religiously for years. How many times have you been flicking through the channels and there it is a Sex And The City Marathon on the E or Bravo Network…and do we turn the channel? No, instantly we say, ” Oh this is the one when Charlotte…Oh this is the episode when Burger left that damn post it, and OMG maybe I will run those errands when Carrie was involved in that French artist during the last season. I hated him.

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 21: Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on the set of “Sex In The City: The Movie” in New York City on September 21, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

We’re so connected to these characters. We feel like we know them so well, so whatever the writers do for the reboot we’re critics. Miranda would never, Samantha would never, how could they kill Big. Isn’t this supposed to be a romantic comedy? By the way, Kim Cattrall didn’t want to reprise her role. The writers didn’t do Samantha dirty, Kim did Samantha dirty for not returning, but, but that’s her prerogative. We have the right to say no to what no longer serves us. Personally, I love the reboot. I love everything about it, it all makes sense. Last year the pandemic changed all of our lives in some way. Our normal was altered. We have to remember that nothing stays the same. Carrie said to Miranda, “We can’t stay who we were.” It’s called life. Granted, you actually can stay the same, but that’s not going to prevent death, losing a job, a tornado, flood, hurricane or life events.

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