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To hate Sex and the City?

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GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:22:35

OK, so I am about 3 years out of date on this but still. Just been chatting on another thread about how the bit when Carrie says 'and then I got to thinking...' and you see her type some inane crap.

HATE HATE HATE the film with a vengeance.

It's so fluffy and crap. I don't even get the excitement about the clothes.

Carrie - an explosion in a boutique.
Samantha - Stacey Slater's market stall clothes
Miranda - Next suits
Charlotte - Boden.

PoisonToadstool Fri 30-Oct-09 13:23:30

YANBU - never watched more than 10 minutes without needing to turn over

Pinner35 Fri 30-Oct-09 13:24:44

I'm with you on this....the film was the biggest load of rubbish. I never watched the series either.

StephHaydock Fri 30-Oct-09 13:25:54

Its fluff, yes, but I loved it.

I related to Carrie's quest for Mr Right when I was in my 20s and the show first started. Slightly pathetic to still be banging on about men when you're pushing 40, but hey...
Never really got the fashion thing, though. Salivating over £500 shoes - not really relevant to my life.

Loved Miranda's character. related to juggling new motherhood and a career.

Thought Samantha's character was quite groundbreaking - a women opushing 50 in tight dresses, having multiple orgasms on a nightly basis grin Good on her.

Charlotte jarred me a bit...

Overall, though, yes, YABU

southeastastralbeing Fri 30-Oct-09 13:26:01

you cannot judge if you haven't watched it fgs <fumes>

SolidGhoulBrass Fri 30-Oct-09 13:26:04

Not at all, I have never liked it or understood it. But then I am not into couplehood or fashion-shopping so it's no more relevant to me than a programme about golf or coping with senile dementia.
What I have always hated is the idea that if you have a clitoris you 'get' this dumbfuck consumerist heteromonogamist crap and it is What Women Want.

Penthesileia Fri 30-Oct-09 13:26:42

Is this a Style & Beauty AIBU, or a political one? If the former, then YANBU - I really liked the clothes. grin

If the latter, then YADNBU! I found the supposed political-emancipation interpretation of SATC unconvincing. Found the whole pursuit of the "happily ever after" just too much to swallow. I know, I know, that this was why it was supposed to be "new" - ie. celebrating and depicting the real-life hmm anxieties of modern urban woman, but come on. WASP-ish in the extreme, and mono-dimensional. Hardly revelatory.

<sour old fart>

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:28:03

The first series was all right, was actually quite funny.

And then it started believeing all the hype about the clothes obsession. I mean, in one episode Carrie was going to get evicted or whatever because she didn't have enough money for a downpayment, fathomed out she had spent $40,000 in Mnaolo Blahnik. However, she was saved in the nick of time by a friend who sold her engagement ring and gave her the money fgs.


LaurieScaryCake Fri 30-Oct-09 13:28:15

I love it. Have all the episodes on dvd and the film.

I love the acting, the different characters, and I love the escapism.

lucykate Fri 30-Oct-09 13:29:41

if you don't like it, then don't watch it.

i like it, so i watch it. i don't like football, so i don't watch it.

teameric Fri 30-Oct-09 13:30:18

I quite like it but find Carrie really annoying

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:31:22

Samantha's character is vile and the sex scenes are like porno acting. All that multiple orgasms at the drop of a hat. Gah!

(actually was pleasantly surprised about how nice Kim Cattral seemed in real life in that family tree programme).

I do like the Miranda character, but her dumbass of a husband had an affair in the film, and the upshot was that she realised in the end that it was her fault really because she had neglected him, the hotshot career woman that she is hmm

Have a soft spot for Charlotte's husband, though, and the gay friend of Carrie.

lucykate Fri 30-Oct-09 13:31:41

btw, it is television, fiction, not a real life documentary you know wink

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:32:52

I know I shouldn't watch it, but I think it was the X Factor of its day, in that I realised it was crap but avidly watched every series!

I think it was very of its time. It looks dated now I think.

Divatheshopaholic Fri 30-Oct-09 13:32:53

watched most of it, and film, its cheesy but its entertaining, like someone said i hate football and never watch it or read or waste time. dont like it dont watch it, simple

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:34:46

I know, I am taking it all too seriously, aren't I.

I am probably one of those loons who, if I ever saw Sarah jessica Parker in the street would probably go up to her and say 'HOW could you have forgiven him for standing you up, HOW, HOW!' and have to be taken away and be institutionalised. grin

LaurieScaryCake Fri 30-Oct-09 13:35:18

And I cant wait for the next one as its all recessionista chic

whatever the feck that means grin

and certain people lose all their money......

southeastastralbeing Fri 30-Oct-09 13:35:44

still make me laugh, fantastic series, great writing

Morloth Fri 30-Oct-09 13:36:02

I watched one once at the insistence of a girlfriend. ONCE was more than enough.

southeastastralbeing Fri 30-Oct-09 13:37:24

i used to moan about it until i sat down and watched all the box sets one after another when on maternity leave grin

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:39:01

SEA I thught it wss brilliantly written the first series, all those pieces to camera, and was very funny.

Then it all went to rat shit and started being about sandals.

Pinkjenny Fri 30-Oct-09 13:54:53

I love it. Dh has watched all the series and he loves it too.

So there.

fannybanjo Fri 30-Oct-09 13:57:51

Snap pinkjenny - DH rolls his eyes when I watch re-runs but secretly loves it!

It is fab and OP is being totally and utterly unreasonable! grin

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 30-Oct-09 13:59:28

Lol pinkjenny 'so there'.

My DP hates it as well. But then again he loves Ghost Whisperer and Charmed, fgs, so he can't be trusted, can he.

anonymous85 Fri 30-Oct-09 14:05:29

I love it

I do that judge something and say I hate it. Then I give it a go and usually really enjoy it hated Harry Potter until I saw it a year or so down the track - now I enjoy it

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