Friday, 3 August 2012

Sex and the City: Season 1

On TV: 1998
Channel: HBO
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episode Type: Season 1 (12 Episodes)
In 1 Sentence: Addictive viewing: Sex & The City has more to it than meets the eye...
Plot Summary: Set and filmed in New York City, Sex & The City follows the lives of a group of four women who, throughout their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other. 
Carrie Bradshaw is a charming petite newspaper columnist, and often the narrator of the story, either writing her copy or off screen, constantly tossing up and rejecting different views on just about anything that does or might impact modern women's sex lives; she tries almost everything, is constantly disappointed, but always seems to return to a certain Mr. Big. 
Miranda Hobbes is a red-hair lawyer determined to score professionally and to be tough in love to, yet her only faithful lover is an insecure nerd. 
Samantha Jones is confident, outspoken and and a self-proclaimed "try-sexual" (meaning she'll try anything at least once).
Charlotte York is a gallery-managing wasp from a prestigious, super-rich family, with high old-fashioned moral standards for her lovable but insecure self but unfortunately almost impossible to live up to for any lover. 

My Review: After not really liking the movie a few years ago, but deciding that it’s such a TV staple, particularly beloved young females such as myself, I chose to purchase the complete boxset on eBay for a bargain price. And boy am I glad I did! 
I got hooked from the word go and devoured the first season in a matter of days. In fact I just watched the last episode a couple hours ago and am about to move on to the second. There’s just something about it that is just so addictive. And different to what I expected. It’s quite nineties to begin with but it’s edgy and similar to Friends (the best sit-com of all time, duh) in the comedy and familiarity with the characters. We’re introduced gradually to all the little nooks and crannys of them and their friendship. It may not be completely realistic but I’m sure that will evolve throughout the series. I especially liked all the little short ‘interviews’ from people on the street talking about their own tidbits and how Carrie often talks to the audience. It’s much more informal and clever than I was expecting from something that I was led to believe as a shallow materialistic programme. It was a pleasant surprise to find something more. Yes, there’s an episode about Carrie’s expensive shoe habit but there’s also a reason for it - a deeper meaning - as it is to replace men.
All I can say is give it a go. When you have a spare evening, however, as you won’t be able to stop!
Score: 8.5/10

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