Having just seen my first actual "Sex in the City" episode, I can't really say that I found it too entertaining, but it was professionally done enough.
The whole New York upper mobile sex scene seems like a mish mash of crime drama and soap opera without the crime and without the sex. It's a show designed to help men and women mostly women find satisfaction in a singles mating hub like New York.
To be honest its an look into an alien environment that seems wholly boring and unattractive all at once. And yet the gloss given to it makes the pop-psychology themes relayed in this show somewhat palatable. That is you can not like it, but still watch it because it has a professionalism that keeps the visuals Even so, the story is not that interesting.
Watching my second episode as I write this review, so far the show seems to be focused on psychological power through sexual conquest, and what titillates a man about women to give women insight into how men seek and exercise power through sex.
To this extent, this viewer thinks the show interesting for what it is, but otherwise it's not material that's interesting to me. Police shows are about formulating and exploring criminal plots and possibilities thereof. Family sitcoms explore familial issues; relationships between parents, kids, friends and neighbors. Other situational comedies explore usually urban issues among singles, and "Sex in the City" is a kind of light-drama with comedic overtones minus the laugh track.
So it is that "Sex and the City" targets the sexually active single who may be seeking more than just one night stands. I guess the thing that really gets me about this show is that there's really nothing new here, unless you happen to have not paid attention in biology or some basic natural science about animals. That, and the cast could have been a bit more diverse. I mean, where's the young sexy Inuit girl from Alaska, or Chinese single immigrant female seeking passion, or the Latina who wants all kinds of sex?
Well, New York commercial film making circles have their prejudices, and token Anglos do not a series make. If you've never seen it, have read my previous tirades, prattle and other musings, and want my advice, maybe see the first couple episodes out of curiosity, but otherwise pass it up. Watch at your own risk. Was this review helpful to you?