We are far from the first to voice our dismay over how the show is treating Steve, but we are more than happy to join the choir. While a charming and adorable everyman in the OG series, Miranda’s husband has been portrayed as a bumbling idiot in the revival, a man who needs to take a nap after attempting to navigate a farmer’s market.
We’re sure the writers were attempting to show the cast divide between dependable dessert-loving Steve and the cool vape-smoking Che, it just felt cheap to make him a walking punchline in service of justifying Miranda’s storyline.
The outcry over Steve’s treatment was so loud that executive producer Elisa Zuritsky addressed the criticism in a recent interview with Vanity Fair.
“Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being,” Zuritsky explained. “We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. He’s so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys.”
Well, then good guys really do finish last, judging from And Just Like That… so far. Justice for Steve!