There is something about being a single woman in this era. There is the feeling of possibilities. Unlike previous generations, we have choices and opportunities could have been dreamed about one or two generations ago.
Sex and the City (1998-2004) was the story of four different single women living in modern day New York City. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was the protagonist and the audience’s eyes into the world that the show created. Samantha Jones’s (Kim Cattrall) favorite past time is sex and everything related to sex. Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) still believes in the old fashioned prince charming happily ever after. Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) is the cynic whose been through the ringer more times than she can count.
I’m not a huge fan of this show, but I do appreciate it’s impact on other shows that have come after it. While the four lead characters in themselves might have been archetypes, they were also fully fleshed human beings who had the same vices and strengths that we all do. What I think kept fans tuning in during the initial series run and coming back to both the reruns and the movies was the honest quality of the stories and the characters. Unlike other stories about women where they are fighting over a man, these women were friends, talking about real subjects that all women can relate to. And the fact that New York City was the fifth lady also made a nice backdrop.
I recommend it.