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Noted in Passing: “Everything old is older…. again”

Les girls aging like fine milk. So… a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says,
“Sarah Jessica Parker?”

Up from the forgotten depths of the TV sewer comes another “reboot” that makes grown men cringe and grown women buy turtle necks to hide their hated necks. The ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot The reboot will be titled “And Just Like That…” and will appear on HBO Max. 

And just like that my gorge rises… 

Note to self: “Get off the stage before the lights dim.”

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  • ghostsniper August 4, 2021, 12:57 PM

    She’s always been unbearable to look at.
    Never seen the show. shrug

  • Mike Austin August 4, 2021, 1:03 PM

    Not to be crude about it, but such women—those who have had “so many men, again and again”—have a certain look about them. You can see it in their eyes. A wise man stays away from such cosmically damaged creatures. A fool will rush in where Angels fear to tread, where demons have already had their way.

  • Jack August 4, 2021, 1:15 PM

    Woof and woof again. Never could stand SJP or her lesbian chum. Good comment Mike.

  • gwbnyc August 4, 2021, 1:58 PM

    “aging like fine milk”

    **spitz beer across room*


  • LadyBikki August 4, 2021, 2:39 PM

    Sorry…missed it.
    Not sorry.

  • Gagdad Bob August 4, 2021, 2:39 PM

    Sex and the Seedy

  • Rob De Witt August 4, 2021, 3:15 PM

    If you have any idea what this is all about, you have only yourself to blame.

    For God’s sake kill your television.

  • Mike Austin August 4, 2021, 3:23 PM

    I should have added that I have not watched television in 45 years. This “entertainment” is one reason why. There are myriad others, countless others.

    Good Lord gentlemen, can you imagine every morning for the rest of your lives to wake up and the very first thing you see is one of those rancid faces?

  • Terry August 4, 2021, 4:13 PM

    They look like a couple scrotum faces with heads filled with hatred.

  • Mike Austin August 4, 2021, 4:30 PM

    Yes. Filled with hatred. Of God. Of Man. Of themselves. Of everything lovely, of everything noble, of everything clean, of every life well spent. More and more all they hear is the laughter of demons.

  • EX-Californian Pete August 4, 2021, 4:48 PM

    Aaaaaannd- Terry for the WIN!
    “Scrotum faces”….. heh heh heh heh.

  • Willy Ruffian August 4, 2021, 5:07 PM

    If the reboot is true to life,they’d die alone and be eaten by their cats.

  • Mike Austin August 4, 2021, 5:24 PM

    Dear Willy Ruffian: You forgot the box wine.

  • Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat August 4, 2021, 6:54 PM

    I didn’t need to know any of those 17 things… 😳

  • mmack August 4, 2021, 8:03 PM

    “Not to be crude about it, but such women—those who have had “so many men, again and again”—have a certain look about them. You can see it in their eyes. ”

    Mike Austin, that is called the “Thousand Cock Stare”. Much like the WW2 soldier with the “Thousand Yard Stare”, it is the stare of a (wo)man who no longer cares.

  • jwm August 4, 2021, 8:26 PM

    I never saw the original. This is one of those necrophile vampire dramas, isn’t it?


  • Nori August 4, 2021, 8:26 PM

    Sex and the Senile

    Phew,that’s some whiffy desperation.

  • Mitchell Strand August 4, 2021, 9:01 PM

    The original series was a better show than most conservatives are willing to give it credit for. It was well-written, had interesting characters, and there was definitely an arc to the series. Yes, they were trying on men like skirts or earrings, but by then end, they had all kind of achieved what they wanted. Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) had negotiated a loving relationship with Mr. Big (Chris Noth), Miranda settles for the father of her child and discovers it’s not that bad, Charlotte marries a nebbishy fellow who accepts her even though she can’t get pregnant and she converts to Judaism, and Samantha hooks up with a young model who supports her when she comes down with breast cancer.

    I’m not going to try to convince anyone that Sex and the City was a show of substance or any kind of legit inspiration for the way women should act, but it is an artifact of its time. It shows a New York that most of us wish would live again; the gleaming true capital of America, populated by characters as unique as Nathan Detroit. Also, remember it was a contemporary of The Sopranos, a show that was a trailblazer in creating characters we felt conflicted about rooting for. The girls were not always as good as they were supposed to be, or as good as we wanted them to be, but they kept going, hurting and getting hurt, and by the end, they all saw they wanted to be with the men who cared about them, and so they were.

    And so that’s why they shouldn’t go to the well again. The show ended. The subsequent movies failed. It’s over. Let the show be what it was.

  • Nori August 4, 2021, 9:39 PM

    Indeed. “Vampire Horse Girls”.
    Teeth too blunt to pierce the neck,but dressed to thrill.

  • Walter Sobchak August 4, 2021, 10:02 PM

    I never saw the original. This will be just another reason to not subscribe to HBO.

  • Walter Sobchak August 4, 2021, 10:04 PM

    And she isn’t 60 yet. She really doesn’t look her age.

  • I Am What I Am August 5, 2021, 5:49 AM

    ‘Depends and the City’

  • I Am What I Am August 5, 2021, 5:52 AM

    Well, now we know what an old “dog-faced pony soldier” looks like.

  • Dirk August 5, 2021, 7:55 AM

    End of the day, they’re human like us. Just trying to finish the race, gracefully. What brings them happiness, or pleasure is really no different than any of us.

    I’ve learned a long time ago to not hate the player, but the rules.


  • rabbit tobacco August 5, 2021, 8:55 AM

    ‘All that glory shining around and
    we’re all caught taking a dive’

    Bruce Cockburn ‘In the falling dark’

  • EX-Californian Pete August 5, 2021, 9:15 AM

    Speaking of ugly, washed-up old Hollywood broads, seems Kathy Griffin not only has lung cancer (from breathing all the vile crap she spews) but also attempted suicide in 2020. What a darn shame she failed, huh?

    After she gets that big chunk of her lung removed, maybe she’ll pose for a picture with it- like she did with the fake severed Trump head?

  • Jewel Atkins August 5, 2021, 9:34 AM

    They look sad, worn out. They chose badly, and their faces look like it. Being obscure, and about the same age as these women, I wonder what choices I might have made that would make me anymore weary of the world than I already am. I made a lot of bad choices. Fortunately, my life isn’t interesting enough that anyone would want to see it on television….although, nowadays, everyone is famous, or youtubiquitous, at least.

  • Dirk August 5, 2021, 10:38 AM

    When it’s the end, we ALL look bad. Who cares, I’ll be thinking about the wonderful life I’ve been granted, no carved out, the friendships relationships I’ve been honored to be apart of. Strangely, all my dogs, cats, goldfish, my pet pig,,etc etc.

    I’ll be thinking , did I actually contribute anything to this world,,,,,,,,, did I make a difference,,,,,,Was I a good man?.

    For me the last, “ being a good man means the most”. Anybody who says we are not judged is a fool. It is the world who can only proclaim one “ A good man”. Secretly I’d like to achieve that goal, as I’m leaving this place.

    I’ll never know.


  • Andrew R August 5, 2021, 12:04 PM

    Since the ’90’s some of the most popular sitcoms & “dramadies” seem to have featured characters who are complete assholes.

    Seinfeld was about three assholes in NYC. (I watched a few episodes and wondered “What the hell?!?”)

    Friends was about six NYC assholes. (My ex liked the show, but I thought the best bit was when guest star Tom Selleck pointed out that all the main characters had great jobs, great places to live, etc. and all they did was sit around that coffee shop complaining about their lives.)

    Sex and the City was about four NYC women who were assholes, hopping from bed to bed or relationship to relationship. (Watched a few episodes and thought “Screw this.)

    Curb your Enthusiasm has Larry David playing a complete and utter asshole Larry David who goes off on rants at just about everything. (Watched the first episode. Dropped it like a hot rock, and wondered why anyone would actually keep watching it.) Etc. Etc. Just put me off watching just about any sitcom, though I’ll confess to watching the odd episode of The Simpsons or Big Bang Theory if pressed. So I’ll pass on this reboot/sequel. Smells like some people need the money.

  • CC August 5, 2021, 12:11 PM

    Cool stuff on utube and you don’t even need an account. Literally something for everyone, from AR-15’s to ZZTop concerts, & everything in between.
    Just an internet connection & smart TV, which, with a Samsung, gives you additional free programming.
    We realized we were watching free services more than paid, so we yanked ’em.

  • ghostsniper August 5, 2021, 6:41 PM

    I’ve tried youtube streaming on a TCL tv and the ads are unbearable (amount and quality).
    Seems like just about everything now is geared toward a childish mindset.

  • Vanderleun August 5, 2021, 7:16 PM

    I know what you mean about YouTube on a streaming TV with th e ads… the desperate desperate ads….

    The work around is if you have a fine and somewhat large computer screen you can just full screen the films or whatever and use the filter that blocks all ads on Youtube vids that are not in the vids themselves.

    I use Chrome but there are similar items for all major browsers. The Chrome extension is


  • Lagman August 5, 2021, 7:33 PM

    None of us is “perfect”. Yet over time whether we realize it or not (or too late) each of us accumulate our moments either in the account of “how to behave” or “how not to behave”. Eventually both our bodies and persona unequivocally reflect the “score” (though G-d is the ultimate judge).

    P.S. I will admit (simply because I don’t expect it to tip my scale) the “horse walks into a bar …” joke is very (inappropriately) Funny (!).

  • gwbnyc August 5, 2021, 7:35 PM

    “Coffin Joe” for free.

    gun camera footage.

    I worked on the episodic Sex and the City infrequently, worked the last feature some years ago.

  • ghostsniper August 6, 2021, 4:30 AM

    You’re right Gerard, I see no ads on youtube on my computers.
    Wish I could do the same with the TV in the living room but there seems to be no way at this time.
    I have at least 4 diff adblockers on my online computers.
    Just occurred to me, maybe I can “cast” from the computer to the TV?
    Hafta look into that.

  • Sam L. August 6, 2021, 7:43 AM

    Didn’t watch it then; why should I want to watch it now? My interest remains at ZERO.

  • James ONeil August 6, 2021, 9:29 AM

    Didn’t watch it then, won’t now, however looking at the number and flavor of the comments, it appears to have affected a lot of lives.

  • BradF August 7, 2021, 1:23 PM

    The MadTV parody of Sex in the City was what I remember. Extremely vulgar, quite hilarious and viewable on YouTube.

  • CC August 8, 2021, 7:34 AM

    Calling SJP ‘horse-faced’ is an insult to all breeds of horses, wherever they may be.