I Couldn't Help But Wonder …
New York magazine|December 20, 2021 - January 02, 2022
Was this really the best they could do?
By Jen Chaney

AFTER WATCHING THE FIRST four episodes of And Just Like That …, the follow-up series to Sex and the City, I couldn’t help but wonder, Where is the sex?

The HBO show about the romantic exploits of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her three best friends—Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Samantha (Kim Cattrall)—broke ground during its late’90s and early-aughts run for its frank depiction of female sexual experience and the fortifying nature of friendships among women. And Just Like That … reacquaints us with three members of that famous quartet (Cattrall opted out of this ten-episode HBO Max series, so Samantha is present only via references to how she’s currently living in London) as they navigate life in their mid-50s, which apparently involves a lot of confusion about the modern world and only a little talk about s-e-x. Is And Just Like That … watchable? Very much so. Is it also laughable, often unintentionally? Yes. Yes, it is.

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