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In the face of fan criticism, 'And Just Like That' Writers Defend Steve's Story Line

In the face of fan criticism, 'And Just Like That' Writers Defend Steve's Story Line

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Fans couldnt help but wonder why Steve Brady does not seem to be thriving in HBO Max's sequel series.

Executive Producers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, both writers for SATC, spoke to published Thursday, in which they discussed recent criticism from social media users about Steve's path. (David Eisenberg) has worked with Carrie Bradshaw, and Steve has been kept in the dark.

According to Zuritsky, the writing staff might have some sort of vendetta against Steve. Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being, she explained. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. Hes so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys.

Miranda's relationship changes were meant to reflect what some real-life couples endured, according to Rottenberg. But Miranda's journey is another reality out there, which a lot of people go through the reevaluations and changes in life, she said. It's a reflection of a certain path that a lot of women follow.

Parmi the recent articles to question how the writers are treating Steve, see Vogue's and The Cut's . In addition, author Roxane Gay says the show's team has no hatred of Steve, adding, They have given him not one good scene.

Zuritsky suggested that criticism of Steves path might reflect a lopsided gender issue, where viewers feel angry at her and more protective of him. She also suggested that a scene in which Steve will share his feelings about the situation will be released soon, and both writers agreed that the motivation for the revisiting of these core female characters was to enrich their lives a bit.

Zuritsky said that Eisenberg and Michael Patrick King had been able to talk about their younger sons in the new series. That really ended up being Steve's tone about his age [in the show], she said.

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