The second season of And Just Like That… was not good. The characters were inconsistent, the dialogue bad, the plots dumb. I straight up booed at my television when Carrie revealed Stanford had become a Shinto monk. And yet, was I not entertained? Didn’t I watch every single episode the moment it became available? Am I already counting down the days to Season 3? Yes, yes, and yes. Sigh. Michael Patrick King has me in his demon grip, and I fear I will never escape.
But then, last week, after watching the finale (featuring a clunky cameo from Kim Cattrall), I decided to stream the entirety of Sex and the City Season 5 instead of going to bed before 4:00AM. And just like that … I was reminded how fantastic the original series was. Even when the characters were slinging corny puns, even when Carrie was a horrible person, even when it was cringey and dated (new mom Miranda goes to Weight Watchers after her post-baby body ballooned to a shameful [wait for it] 153 pounds), Sex and the City was a genuinely funny show.
This is all to say: And Just Like That… sucks a big one, especially when compared to SATC. But the second season wasn’t a total waste. In the ninth episode, a tiny little star made his television debut: Shoe Bradshaw, an adorable rescue kitten that Che Diaz brought over to Carrie’s apartment. Luckily, Sarah Jessica Parker got along with the kitty behind the scenes as well (somewhere, Kim Cattrall is rolling her eyes). So much so that yesterday, SJP took to Instagram to announce she’d adopted the cat in real life. Shoe’s real name is Lotus, and he and his siblings were rescued as newborns by the Connecticut Humane Society. Lotus has been living with Sarah Jessica, Matthew Broderick, their three kids, and two other cats since April:
Awwww. The Humane Society also shared a Facebook post about little Lotus’ sudden rise to fame:
No word yet if Lotus will reprise his role in And Just Like That… Season 3. Let’s just hope Carrie is better with cats than she was with dogs. See: that time she lost Aidan’s beloved Brittany spaniel, Pete, because she was distracted by her affair with Big. Good luck with your famously self-obsessed new mother, Shoe!