Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sex and the City

This show is my guilty pleasure. I criticize MTV, reality shows, and adult cartoons (South Park, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and the Simpsons annoy the hell out of me), but I really have no right to talk. Don't judge my vices and I won't judge yours.

It's about Carrie Bradshaw, a single 30-something year old writer living in New York City who writes a column about the relationships of her and her three best friends who all have distinct and different personalities. (From left in the picture) Charlotte is the romantic, Carrie is the thinker, Miranda is the cynic, and Samantha is the slut.

In each episode, Carrie asks a question in her column like "In relationships, is it smarter to follow your heart or your head?" or "In a relationship, is honesty really the best policy?" Then the show switches around between all of her friends and shows how their lives relate to the question she asked, all of it narrated by Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker).

I found a blog that lists all of Carrie's questions when I was looking for an example. I don't think anyone really cares, but I thought it was cool.

I had a hard time finding a clip to post because the clips on You Tube are either restricted to users under 18 or too graphic in dialogue.

I watched the movie the other day, and I actually cried a little. I know that sounds so stupid, but if there's any one couple I really love from this show, it's Miranda and Steve. Steve is amazing. If I could imagine someone I would want to end up with someday, it would be a guy like Steve. I can't get through how much I love Steve in clips, but I swear Miranda and Steve's relationship in the movie made me tear up a little.

This show is trashy, but I wouldn't call it shallow. The movie was rated R for "strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language" and it wasn't even close to being as bad as the show. There are things on that show that I wish I didn't see, but I like that it makes me think. A lot of Carrie's questions are interesting, and the conclusions she draws give me something to think about.

Movie trailer!

As arrogant as I found Big to be, I think it was right that Carrie ended up with him. I love that I can ramble about Carrie's relationships and my mom has some input. She said that Aidan, her fiancée in the middle of the series, was a better guy, but he wasn't unpredictable enough for Carrie's personality. That's true. I loved Aidan, too. He was my second favorite guy after Steve (no surprise that Steve and Aidan were best friends in the show). Still, he wasn't right for Carrie.

I think I'll end with that. I haven't seen the second movie. Took me two years to see the first.



  1. I've only seen like 12 of the edited episodes on TBS and I agree with you about Steve and Miranda. Everybody else really annoys me though, especially Carrie. The reason why is because they are unrealistic (especially Carrie).By comparison, Steve and Miranda are realistic.
    Although I found an awesome song that I think echoes your feelings about romance (Good Charlotte's "I Don't Wanna Be In Love/Dance Floor Anthem"), I don't quite understand your aversion to it because I'm obssesed with romance. If you don't want to talk about it, it's ok.

  2. I don't know why I don't like romance. It's weird, I've tried to figure out why I can't stand it, but I don't know. I'm just hoping it's me being immature and I'll grow out of it soon. The girl in the movie 500 Days of Summer kinda sums up how I feel about it, and in the end, it was just because she hadn't met the right person. I always figure maybe I'll grow out of it and won't mind it with the right person, or maybe it's just the way I am and I'll find someone someday who thinks like me and I won't have to be romantic.