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Sex and the City: A Second Look

As I've mentioned before, the CW has been rerunning Sex and the City at 10 PM for a while now, and my mom watches it on a regular basis.  I do my best not to remind her, but every other night...sigh.  What I have not mentioned is that when I'm downstairs petting the dog anyway, then I get sucked into watching it too, and I've been paying a terrible amount of attention lately.  The one thing I want to see is the series finale episode, to know how it all ends up.  I was trying to figure out how close we were last night, and this is how I put it: "They have to be in season 6 by now, right?  Because Samantha's wearing wigs, Miranda and Steve have their baby, Charlotte's with Harry and OH MY GOD WHY DO I KNOW ALL THEIR NAMES." 

Of course, they reran an episode that I'm 99% sure was the pilot tonight, so relying on chronological repeats may not be the best idea. [edit: Hah!  I was right.  Who wins at spotting pilot episodes?]

The worst part?  I'm reaching a point where I think I might be tempted to start renting the DVDs. I fear for my soul, because I'm guessing that the really bad bits get edited for network TV and I already think it's awful, but I...I...I kind of like these women?  Samantha appears to be the only truly unlikable and whorish one; the rest just have poor judgment about relationships and are far too willing to shed their clothes and confuse and/or trade romance with/for sex.  When kept outside the bedroom, they're kind of fun.  Okay, fine, I just love Steve.  He and Miranda are all squishy and adorable, and with their baby they make a most lovely little family.  Charlotte drew me in, but Miranda appears to be my favorite in the end.  This is madness, madness I say!  

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lieueitak
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
I have the DVDs, and... there isn't a LOT cut for regular tv. For the most part, on TV, they've edited out some words (which is dumb because half the time, the replacement words aren't that much better) and reworked the sex scenes so that you don't see the nudity. So that might squick you out, but at the same time, it's really worth it. Because if there's some sort of moral lesson in the show at all, it's probably that if you have lots of sex, a lot of it is gonna be weird, LOL.

I personally love Samantha, though I get she's clearly NOT going to be everyone's cup of tea. But I will say that the DVDs are worth watching because it seems like a lot of her really great scenes are cut (and not necessarily because of nekkedness, hehehe). Certain things that really added to her character to make her whorish, but definitely more likable and well-rounded.

The pilot episode: Carrie wonders if it's possible to "have sex like a man" and meets Mr. Big for the first time.

I love the whole Steve/Miranda dynamic. One of the better storylines they ever attempted. So yeah... basically, I guess if you can get past the general lameness of the show, haha, DVDs are worth checking out. :-P
rainbowstevie
Apr. 18th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
You mean the sex scenes are worse? Good Lord, what I've seen is my chief reason for disliking the show. (yes, yes, I know the title of the series) Then again, I suppose I could always fast-forward on DVD. Maybe I'll check 'em out this summer when there's nothing on TV.
lieueitak
Apr. 18th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. It's really on a case by case basis. With Carrie and Charlotte, the storylines are essentially told the same way. Sarah Jessica Parker has a no nudity clause in her contract, and Kristin Davis only "bared" it a handful of times in the series. For the most part, those scenes are changed for language.

The main differences you would see are with Miranda and Samantha, the latter probably not being totally shocking to you. Lots more nudity here.
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