Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sex and the City

About a month ago I was clicking around through lots of TV channels and I came across the TBS 30-minute reruns of "Sex and the City". I got totally sucked in,watching a couple of these shows each day, for a week or two. I had tuned in for the last season- which I had also seen when it was originally on HBO. I loved it then, and I still love it. But I wanted to see the non-watered down version. I wanted not just the City, but the Sex as well!

So I went to my online Blockbuster account and ordered the first season. (Which I don't think I have EVER seen.) Having just come off the last season, and the series finale, it's so interesting to see how the show began, and how much it changed over the years. First of all, it really WAS "Sex and the City" the first season- and probably the first several seasons. But by the last season, it was more "Relationships and the City". Granted, I am watching the not-edited-by-TBS versions now, so I'm getting ALL of the dialogue. Lots of it is explicit- and funny- conversations about sex. Also, ALL of the girls- even Charlotte- sleep around quite a bit. In the beginning, Samantha was not the only slutty one.

In my opinion, the series got better. In the beginning they did some weird stuff, like Carrie spoke directly to the camera- mid conversation. (weird) And they'd have all these random characters on the streets of New York commenting on whatever the topic of the week was. (also weird) I guess the creators of the show figured out this wasn't working so well, and they changed it to just having Carrie narrate the show through the column she writes. Also, the show just got a little deeper and grown-up. It became a really touching series about relationships that clearly struck a chord with lots of women. And probably some men too.

Anyway, I'm going to work my way through the entire series. I'm so into it right now. I so admire Carrie for being an independent woman, a writer, a great friend, a fun girlfriend, a romantic, a fashionista, and really SEXY! So I was appalled the other night when a friend of mine told me that SJP was voted as "least sexy" in Maxim magazines a few months ago. That is absolute MADNESS.

A "Sex and the City" movie is in the works but I don't know if I want to know more. I don't know that I want to go beyond the beautiful ending they already had a few years ago. Sure, we all miss the show, but will a movie really satisfy us? I'm afraid it could ruin things. Don't all good things eventually come to an end?

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