I resisted Sex and the City for years until one night there was nothing to watch on television. I reluctantly tuned to WGN, Channel 9 in Chicago and thus, through re-runs, I began a relationship with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda that has spanned a number of years.
The ladies began as young women hanging out together, doing the dating and nightlife scene in New York. Over the years, they have seen each other through marriages, breakups, and cancer. There are no secrets between them. There is the trust and knowledge that they will be each others’ safety net. The show centers around Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, who writes a column called “Sex and the City” for a fictitious New York newspaper, The New York Star.
Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cantrell, is the oldest of the group and the self proclaimed “try-sexual”, meaning she will try anything once. Charlotte York is the traditional, Smith College graduate who is following the rules on the way to true love and her knight in shining armor. Harvard graduate and lawyer, Miranda Hobbs, is cynical and most often the voice of reason.
At the end of the first movie, Carrie found a new friend in Jennifer Hudson and married the love of her life, Mr. Big, after years of on-again, off-again attempts. Mr. Big is Chris Noth of Law and Order and most recently, The Good Wife.
I will be curious to see what has transpired during this interval away from the girls.