9.09.2004

sex and the city

Until last night I had never seen Sex and the City. We were just too poor/busy to justify anything beyond basic cable. But now it's on some other channel and they're starting the series from the very beginning so I had to watch it. Everyone (OK more like every woman I know) talks about the show like it's the greatest thing ever. People have explained what it's about and it seemed like it could be interesting. So yeah. There were 3 30-something year old women on the show and it basically followed them as they went on various dates and slept with some of the people they went out with. They looked like they were rich and had too much time on their hands. They had weird conversations with their dates e.g. about having one ovary and feeling the need to freeze her eggs. People were constantly talking excitedly (or having sex) throughout the show and after about 20 minutes, I just couldn't watch anymore. The situations were silly, there was no diversity of any kind, the dialog wasn't all that interesting, it wasn't funny or entertaining and it, for a reason I can't put my finger on, annoyed the hell out of me. I don't get it. Good, more time to watch Law and Order and 24 instead.

9 comments:

jenn said...

i never really could get into watching sex in the city either...

Seems like there are a lot of junky shows out there. But there's this one new show that's coming out that looks really good. I think it's called Desperate housewives. It's about a bunch of women in a neighborhood that live the "stepford" lifestyle... perfect wives, perfect moms... until one day one of them kills themselves and all the other women start to re-evaluate their lives.
It's funny.

Anonymous said...

i told my cousin what you guys think, that you said it seems like the characters in the show have too much time and too much money, and my cousin says "well, its not sex in the ghetto."

Anonymous said...

ok ... ongoing discussion with my cousin:

j: how about a show about 30-something guys
j: going on dates
j: and sleeping with some of those dates
j: and one of them gets testicular cancer
j: and one finally comes out of the closet
j: and they also talk about going to sperm banks
j: sometimes sports
j: ... TOTALLY BORING
j: why would sex and the city be so interesting to women
j: to see what the cast is wearing?
h: ya
j: to live vicariously?
h: and what they're going thru
j: about sexually "liberated" single women?
h: ya. cuz i live in the suburbs

Anonymous said...

I like Sex although I have only seen episodes here and there over the years. The show started out as meaningless stories of this group of women and their sex lives in NYC. However, I noticed that it was evolving over the years and actually developed to a fairly meaningful show with substance. It delved into a more serious side of women's issues as the show along with the women in it matured. It got to the point where there were at least 2 or 3 actresses from the show were being nominated for awards each year. Maybe you should skip a season or two and catch it later. Or visit the Squirl video store and rent the later seasons. jh

Shaky Jake said...

I've watched 2 shows and I didn't find them the least bit entertaining. Actually, I found it annoying. I think it had something to do with the fact that the HOT girl is the prude and the ugly girls are the ones showing their breasts.

Then there's Sarah Jessica Parker, who could star in a new rendition of the Wizard of Oz as the wicked witch. I have no idea what Matthew Broderick was thinking.

All-in-all I liken it to the Golden Girls meet Melrose Place.

Ben said...

I actually enjoyed some of the episodes when I was a few years younger. But about a year ago, I had the opportunity to watch some of the later seasons, and I have to say, I didn't even bother finishing the DVD. What used to be entertaining is now striking me as boring, outrageous, and not at all the (more) candid portrayals of what these insecure women without a clue were doing in a big city.

Still, I'm sure it's fun for somebody out there. I don't think it's a TERRIBLE show; just not one I'm a huge fan of anymore.

Van said...

OMG Shaky, I'm not the only one who isn't in complete love with Sarah Jessica Parker. I cannot stand her but all my girl friends love her. I once saw an intw with her on some late night talk show and she was totally playing dumb. It drove me nuts.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think Sarah Jessica Parker's character is lame and boring in the show. I find the other characters more amusing. This goes for the main characters in the Drew Carrey show, Seinfeld, and all Ice Cube movies. jh

densetsu said...

i hate the show. by the end, they are in their late 30s and still totally neurotic. In one episode, Carrie decides that her shoes are more important than her friend's baby. And everyone applauds her. Bleh. To think this is the bible for young girls everywhere.