While they didn't go into details, they did set up why it would still be done this way in modern times. Such as 12 year old girls not being able to set up all social media things (unlike the babysitters agency) and also the idea coming from Elizabeth, it could appeal to older generation that grew up in the 90s and were fine with just ringing for something, you see her not going for the internet first thing. Also yes it is a small neighborhood so I think it works. They are super young to be loking aftr small children but some suspension of belief is allowed!
I've now finished the last 4 episodes so some other thoughts
Janine was a bit much I thought, but accurate to her book counterpart, liked her and Claudia's talk about internment camps and Mimi.
The whole Mimi's stroke handled so well. Claudia not being able to go into intensive care and knowing any other situation the person who would have stayed with her would be Mimi, and when she couldn't understand her afterwards was all very sad.
Boy Crazy Stacy was fine, probably not the strongest. But I like Mary Anne realising Stacy was also a dork
Kristy's Big Day may have been my favourite episode (though it's very close to call!). I was expecting Elizabeth to have it out with Watson more about his undermining her parental guidelines, but her and and Kristy's fight was well done.
Also Kristy getting her period and her being a bit "behind" the others seemed very keeping with the books, even if periods were never mentioned there "feminine products, do the expect us to being makeup"
Everything with Richard was gold! "Do you want a drink...of course not" . He's been brilliant all series.
Welcome to Camp Moosehead felt very much like a summer special with everyone getting their own subplots. Mrs Meanie's reactions were hilarious as an non-enthused adult dealing with these kids.
Assume they didn't want to keep it as Camp Mohawk and have the awkward Native American appropriation.
Interesting bringing Laine into it this way, and even with a lot of plot changed poor Stacey couldn't escape the poison ivy!
I liked natural way Mallory and Jessi were brought int the club too.