Sex and the City requires little introduction. The six-season series about the professional, romantic, and social lives of four something women in New York featured protagonists who were candid and explicit about their sex lives and put female friendship above marriage. We label our friends — the Miranda, the Charlotte, the Samantha — while convincing ourselves that we are obviously the Carrie of the group. There are certain parts of the show, however, that have not aged well. Some plotlines are quirky — like when Miranda wanted to bone a guy dressed as a sandwich — but others are just too messed up to let slide.
'Sex and the City' 20th anniversary: The one episode that holds up
We couldn't help but wonder, is everyone else freaking out over the fact that it's been 15 years since Sex and the City aired its last new episode? We're talking, of course, about the two feature films—one, a hit; the other, less so—and, perhaps more importantly, the drama surrounding the reason why we'll never, ever get a third one. And while the real-life feuding amongst the women who played one of TV's most iconic friend quartets would have Carrie and Samantha shaking their heads, the fact that not everyone got along all the time is hardly the only revelation that's come to light since the show signed off after six satisfying seasons. But I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage.
Sex and the City
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Sex and the City , American comedy series, filmed over six seasons — in New York City by HBO , which became one of the most popular and influential television series of the late s and early s. Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker , a writer and self-described sexual anthropologist, philosophizes about modern sex life in a newspaper column, drawing from her own experiences and those of her friends, who participate actively in the Manhattan dating scene as they search for the perfect partner. The central characters in the series include the self-sufficient and sexually adventurous Samantha Kim Cattrall , the cynical and headstrong Miranda Cynthia Nixon , and the idealistic and naive Charlotte Kristin Davis.