Eithne Shortall: Pathetic plots and daft dialogue – what’s not to love about crap TV?

Mediocre telly has its merits: it’s mentally undemanding, safe and predictable, like wrapping yourself in a familiar old blanket

Sarah Jessica Parker and co in And Just Like That. The first few episodes of the new season were dire, but who cares?

Have you watched the Sex and the City reboot? Entitled And Just Like That . . . , the show picks up nearly two decades after the original series ended. Sex and the City was ground-breaking television. It showed women on prime-time television casually talking about sex; not just wanting it, but the particulars of the act. There was nothing like it for years afterwards. The four protagonists were all self-centred and obliviously privileged, but ...