Add your rating See all 24 kid reviews. Make no mistake about it, the title of this series says a lot: The show has plenty of both, with dazzling scenes of the Big Apple and lusty scenes of the women, mainly Samantha Kim Cattrall , enjoying good, not-so-old-fashioned romps.
Aside from Samantha, Carrie's "family" also includes Charlotte Kristin Davis , an art gallery-curator-turned-socialite with a heart of gold, and Miranda Cynthia Nixon , a lawyer with a steely exterior who wants not only to be loved but to love someone back. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? But blissfully, the title doesn't say it all; what makes this HBO classic now broadcast nightly in syndication so delightful is that it's also about a distinctly post-modern version of family: As Carrie herself would probably type on her omnipresent laptop: Where would life be without friends?
Though various men and some women may flit in and out of their lives, the four women always have each other, and that's a joy to watch onscreen. Never have friendships been rendered so completely as in Sex and the City -- the women may be fabulous, but their relationships unfold in completely human glory, warts and all. Not that the show's perfect. In fact, sometimes, the characters play too much to type: Sex-starved Samantha wears thin, as when she beds a fireman do viewers really need to see her in yet another strange position?
Most of them, including Carrie's main squeeze, Big Chris Noth , are ne'er-do-wells, ready to break hearts. But just when the show verges on irritating, it's rescued by witty writing and intelligent acting.
In one episode, when Carrie confronts her judgmental tendencies toward Samantha, the dialogue is stingingly, startlingly believable. Often, if not always, the writers snap the show back to cold, harsh truths. And thank goodness for that. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about why the quest for love is the main theme of the entire series.
And not just romantic love, either. What are the different types of love? What role do friends have in one's life? Do they sometimes take the place of family? In the end, does a woman need a relationship to be whole?