Sex and the City (1998–2004)
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Sex and the City 

Columnist Carrie Bradshaw introduces her narrative style by a short story about a British girl who thought the Manhattan manner would be the same. Characters and extras on screen do some of... See full summary »

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Columnist Carrie Bradshaw introduces her narrative style by a short story about a British girl who thought the Manhattan manner would be the same. Characters and extras on screen do some of the philosophizing about modern sex life and the life of both sexes she usually does off-screen in her column-style. Among the main cast of four best friends, PR executive Samantha bluntly stands for sex without relational crap, golden spoon-WASP Charlotte for the fairy tale-romantic ideal, while sensitive flirt Carrie herself and stuck-up pragmatic lawyer Miranda seek a middle way; meanwhile gay talent agent Stanford Blatch provides a twisted mirror image. Carrie enjoys using hunk Kurt just for her sexual gratification for a change, then the quartet jumps on the dating game carousel, which never stops in the series. Written by KGF Vissers

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Carrie's apartment is different in this pilot than in the rest of the series. See more »

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When Mr. Big offers Carrie a ride, his car windows aren't tinted. When she gets out and asks him a question, they are tinted. See more »

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[first lines]
Carrie Bradshaw: [voiceover narration] Once upon a time an English journalist came to New York. Elizabeth was attractive and bright, and right away she hooked up with one of the city's typically eligible bachelors.
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References The Last Seduction (1994) See more »

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Sex And The City Theme
Performed by Groove Armada
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90's sexual psychology fare
16 February 2017 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

Films are typically designed to inspire and help people reflect, and serve as warnings. Having just seen my first actual "Sex in the City" episode, I can't really say that I found it too entertaining, but it was professionally done enough.

The whole New York upper mobile sex scene seems like a mish mash of crime drama and soap opera without the crime and without the sex. It's a show designed to help men and women (mostly women) find satisfaction in a singles mating hub like New York.

To be honest its an look into an alien environment that seems wholly boring and unattractive all at once. And yet the gloss given to it makes the pop-psychology themes relayed in this show somewhat palatable. That is you can not like it, but still watch it because it has a professionalism that keeps the visuals ... eh, not interesting, but rather "non-boring" (if that's a term). Even so, the story is not that interesting.

Watching my second episode as I write this review, so far the show seems to be focused on psychological power through sexual conquest, and what titillates a man about women to give women insight into how men seek and exercise power through sex.

To this extent, this viewer thinks the show interesting for what it is, but otherwise it's not material that's interesting to me.

Police shows are about formulating and exploring criminal plots and possibilities thereof. Family sitcoms explore familial issues; relationships between parents, kids, friends and neighbors. Other situational comedies explore (usually urban) issues among singles, and "Sex in the City" is a kind of light-drama with comedic overtones minus the laugh track. So it is that "Sex and the City" targets the sexually active single who may be seeking more than just one night stands.

I guess the thing that really gets me about this show is that there's really nothing new here, unless you happen to have not paid attention in biology or some basic natural science about animals. Because if you've done that, then there is absolutely nothing here that should surprise anyone save the naïve and those wanting to be naïve for the sake of personal thrills. That, and the cast could have been a bit more diverse. I mean, where's the young sexy Inuit girl from Alaska, or Chinese single immigrant female seeking passion, or the Latina who wants all kinds of sex? Well, New York commercial film making circles have their prejudices, and token Anglos do not a series make.

If you've never seen it, have read my previous tirades, prattle and other musings, and want my advice, maybe see the first couple episodes out of curiosity, but otherwise pass it up.

Watch at your own risk.


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