I admit it: I was at one time a casual Sex and the City fan. Like, VERY casual. I’d catch it maybe once or twice a month, watch the ladies mess around with whoever the guy of the week was, and forget about it. But it never stuck with me the way it did millions of others. The show is right up there at the top of HBO’s all-time list, along with The Sopranos and The Wire, and inspired two hit movies and a short-lived prequel series. Well, now Carrie Bradshaw and the gals are back with And Just Like That which comes to HBO Max next month.
And Just Like That, which sounds like it should be a Richard Linklater title, reunites Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis as their Manhattanite characters venture with uncertainty into their 50s. What happened to Kim Cattrall who played the ferocious and quite promiscuous Samantha? She’s sitting this one out, folks, sorry.
Also coming back are old favorites Mario Cantone, the late Willie Garson, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, and Julie Halston. And of course, you can’t have Sex and the City without Chris Noth as the ever-elusive Mr. Big.
Have you tried watching Sex and the City lately, though? It doesn’t hold up very well. The portrayals of anybody who isn’t white veer pretty far into stereotype, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ community. I’m assuming some of that will be corrected for this 10-episode revival.
And Just Like That hits HBO Max on December 9th. My crushes on Nixon and Davis remain firmly intact, so there’s at least a glimmer of chance I’ll watch an episode or two.