From left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis in “And Just Like That” 2021. HBO Max photo

They’re back and nobody cares. That’s the opinion of a stocking full of critics (58% on Rotten Tomatoes) and the public (30% audience). That has to hurt.

As my review reaches your eyes, you and everyone on your viewing block knows that there are now only three of the upper class, rich, well-preserved ladies of the upper East Side, still looking fabulous and looking for the latest trends during brunch.

Perhaps in softer days when the markets were high and Jimmy Choo shoes were on sale, we would look upon the selfish salad days of these beauties with a modicum of interest.

Those days, sadly, horror free days are long gone.

Okay. Things are so bad now, that after a day of looking for cheaper testing products, masking your children before settling them on frigid streets to catch the school bus, you might want, on show nights, to drink yourself into oblivion, shove some nuts in your mouth, and settle back to watch the ladies’ problems .

After watching all three of the latest segments of “And Just Like That,” here’s what you already know. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) “moved to London” and won’t be back. A falling out with Carrie over letting Sam goes as her publicist, leads to her cutting off the other girls as well.


“Carrie,” (Sarah Jessica Parker), is now widow, after the notorious Mr. Big has a heart attack riding his Pelaton. If she had not wasted time holding Chris Noth’s body and weeping, could have kept him alive.

“Miranda,” (Cynthia Nixon) is now, after a year of abstinence from hubby David Eisenberg, is embarking on a new journey of finding herself. She decides to quit her corporate law job and enroll back in school.

And in true Miranda form, has already managed to put her foot in her mouth in front of the teacher, Dr. Nya Wallace (Karen Pittman, “Luke Cage”, “The Morning Show”). And developing a flirtation with with Che Diaz, (Sara Ramirez of “Grey’s Anatomy”), Carrie’s boss at her new podcast.

“Charlotte, ” (Kristin Davis) is still with the delightful hubby (Evan Handler) has two daughters, and 18 closets of the latest fashions.

All, we know, are now, after filming this series long ago, fully vaccinated plus boosterd girls.

There are new players kicking up smoke, too many to list on one page.


But you’ll be happy to know that the comic team of Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino) and the late, wonderful and most missed Willy Garson (Standford Blatch) are still here.

And many other familiar faces have come back, including Big’s ex Natasha (Bridget Moynahan), whose presence sends Carrie back to her season 3 obsessive self.

It was a personal thrill to see an old friend of this reviewer, Brenda Vaccaro, as an attorney.

Well, it is what it is, “And Just Like That” the show goes on. Do we care? I’ll bet you do.

J.P. Devine of Waterville is a former stage and screen actor.

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