Thursday, May 30, 2024

And Just Like That…New “Sex and the City” Aired on Regular HBO, Not HBO Max, All Sunday Night


And just like that…HBO aired back to back the first two episodes of the new “Sex and the City” series on regular HBO Sunday night.


“And Just Like That” was supposed to be only on HBO Max, wasn’t it? It debuted only 10 days ago, on December 9th. It was supposed to be a lure for HBO Max subscribers.

But there it was, twice tonight, for 90 minutes, episodes 1 and 2, first at 8:30pm and then 11:30pm. Did HBO run out of content? And will these episodes turn up in the ratings on Tuesday for cable shows Sunday night? Because otherwise, “And Just Like That” was not going to be measured in the usual way.

Maybe it’s some kind of tease to bring people over to HBO Max. But all that publicity seems wasted.

And how is it? I found all the stuff with Sara Ramirez’s podcast, and then Carrie’s discussion with Big to be actually pretty vulgar and unnecessary. And then Big’s death, well, in light of what’s happened this week, what can we say?

If “And Just Like That” is going to run for free 10 days after its HBO Max premiere, then what’s the point? I don’t know.

Meantime, where is the music? And why are there no opening titles?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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