What do you do when you’re visiting family who don’t have HBO, Starz or Showtime? I’ve been watching reruns of Sex and the City and even the occasional episode of The Waltons. The latter because I long for how connected John and Olivia and their offspring are in contrast sometimes to spending time with my own family and the former because it’s like catching up with a long lost friend.
Even seven years after its run on HBO ended, the writing still sizzles and watching those first few meetings between Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mr. Big (Chris Noth) still shakes me out of my viewing malaise. The Modelizer episode and so many others that first season offer an inside view of dating behavior and rituals but it’s the relationship between the friends that stands out. Let’s all toast our imaginary Cosmopolitans to the women and men of HBO’s Sex and the City, the television show when they were at their best, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and of course Carrie Bradshaw. There was a bit in each of them that I could relate to and few television shows have come along since then that truly show relationships warts and all and at the same time is about female power in all its glory!!