Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TV Series of the Month – Sex and the City

This Month’s TV Series: Sex and the City (1998-2004).

The series is about four women in New York City and their pursuit of love, sex, careers, and happiness, centered on freelance reporter Carrie Bradshaw who writes about sex from the perspective of a modern 1990s’ woman, using her life and friends’ gossip for inspiration.

Darren Star created the show, coming off the successes of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. However, writer Michael Patrick King sort of took over the show’s creative responsibilities. Although, he also wrote both of the awful feature films that follow the series (and essentially kill all its goodwill).

Sex and the City is primarily thought of as a show for woman, and while that may be the case it is also a highly entertaining well-made series about people trying to find their place in the world, which can and should be enjoyed by all (man or woman). It is easy to dismiss the show as a comedy, and it is very funny, but personally I think it is more of a drama (though on the lighter side), as each of these four women must overcome multiple major struggles in their lives of the course of the show. The series helped launch HBO’s brilliant original programing and the Golden Age of Television. It is not to be missed for fans of light, funny dramas (I mean, do you really want to watch its reboot/prequel The Carrie Diaries instead?).

Trailer: Here
Available on: DVD and Video On-Demand

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