They’re back, and how!
“Oh Bette, I’m so sorry, I nicked your mailbox on the way up the driveway”. Carrie’s introduction line has been replaying in my head a few times today. What a way to introduce a character who seems to be the exact opposite of Bette in just about everything! Organized, neat, protective, astute and sophisticated (dare I say slightly neurotic) Bette now having to open her house and family to this rather mundane “joker”, who uses groupons for her groceries, seems kinda oblivious to her surroundings and talks about reflux to her partner at the dinner table. (I’ll leave the scallops conversation alone, for now). Poor Bette. Or maybe I should say poor Carrie? Poor Tina? You watch, you choose. I have to give it to Rosie though, she’s managed to bring Carrie’s character to life in a subtly underacted and very believable way and made it fit her like a glove.
Even without giving any spoilers away it is safe to say that everyone looks absolutely stunning, with our magnificent three as the front runners. They still carry the show for the most part, and that is quite ok, as it enables the perfect merger between OG and GenQ. They are the stepping stones for the new generation to flourish and grow. To explore their own uniqueness and have it speak to their own fanbase that will undoubtedly expand as this season unfolds and we get to know each character even better. It’s an exciting adventure, that in this first episode alone is already off to a more enticing start than seasons 1 was. Yes, among all the other open endings from last season we find out what Sophie’s choice was. Yes, Shane is still the womanizer we know her to be and gets in trouble for it. Yes, Alice is still hilarious as f*ck. And yes, Bette is still, well, Bette. Wildly attractive, easily irritated, exceptionally skilled and quietly vulnerable. All of them more matured, but oh how wonderfully their traits that we’ve come to know and love mark their personalities, complement each other and are at the very base of their friendship.
A quick glance at the Twitter timeline, while watching this sublime premiere episode of season 2, gave the impression that the entire fandom was collectively quenching their long built up thirst, even those in different time zones who may have had to get up as early as 5am. The timeline exploded, from all the “yes, yes, yes” fans to all the “no way” die hards, better known as “Tibetters”. Everyone chipped in and contributed their few cents on how the storylines were unfolding. With just as many speculations about future events and “ships”. Gibette, Dangi, Tincar, Danso, Sofin?? At this point anything could happen, it seems. All good, it keeps us on our toes, interacting and creative, right? Unless, of course, you’re a Tibetter, then you may prefer to sleep through all that, but you simply can’t, because there’s always that hope. There’s always that one chance that the writers will yet come to their senses and Tibette will still be endgame. And so we all watch, we all vent, and we all strive to post the best photos, the funniest gifs, or simply amazing videos accompanied by our favorite music. Anything to be immersed in our beloved L wor(l)d once again, and give it our own special flavor or color. We’re here for all of it, and the week already seems too long.