a slice of female life
As a tv show, I like this set. As a blueprint for life, not so much, but then again, I don't take relationship advice from Everybody Loves Raymond, either. I love all the characters in this show, though Carrie is a bit too whiny for me. And despite the title, they are all looking for "forever love" the entire run of the show (yes, even Samantha).
When you watch it on DVD from this set, you can get more of a sense that the series is really about Carrie and Big than maybe when it was on tv. She meets him in the very first episode, and he weaves in and out of the story every season. Gotta love Chris Noth, he is so hot. So is John Corbin, Carrie's cast-off Aidan. Of course, no one is hotter than the men Samantha sleeps with, or the one she falls for.
This was on HBO when I was about the same age as the characters (and Sarah Jessica in real life, we are only one month apart). I was living this, not watching it - I did not have HBO. All my friends said, you need to watch this show, it is like your life. I said, NOTHING is like my life. I was right in some respects. I had no female friends who were like me, or like these characters. I had given up on a "forever love," but these ladies had not. I was like Carrie in some respects (dated some of the same kinds of men) and Samantha in others, except I know there is no Big or Smith at the end of the road for me, and that does not depress me. And it became impossible to want to live like them anymore after a certain age (37). Instead of the happy endings for everyone paired off with a man, I wish one of them had ended up happily single at the end of the series, like Miranda (she was my best bet to end up alone and then she didn't), though not Charlotte, that would have broken my heart.
The DVD extras are great in this set. I listened to every single commentary, played the DVD-ROM games, etc. Take full advantage of this set to learn all you can about Sex and the City. The cast and directors/writers are great about telling you the inside scoop on who was pregnant and when (the reason for the shortened season 5 - TWO pregnancies!), and how they did wardrobe to cover it up! I feel like an expert in a television show I had not seen for one second a few months ago. And the fact that you can get this on ebay for a fraction of the list price makes it all the better.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Soo good it kinda hurts...!
Besides the fact that this series should be the guide to ever single woman struggling with the understanding of the world of dating and relationships... this is a great buy for everyone interested in witty writing and great television.
In its genre, Sex and the City achieved something that only a few have had, and that its entertainment with the truth, comedy with heart, and great, great, great shoes! Educated the people about how to be hip, fun and learn how to see life from a different angle.
This Special Edition its worth even if you already have some of the individual editions or all of them, of course if you're a great fan of the show... that is because you don't get much more than the original editions once included; it only has one more dvd with interesting facts about the show, a guide to all the interesting places that the show presented over the years, and some funny games.
Compared to other show's collections such as The X Files, it has less to offer when to deleted scenes, documentaries and other sort of interesting footage comes... its a shame cause, lets be real, that its always fun to watch.
The presentation of the pack its flawless, a beautiful book, covered in hot pink velvet. Inside come the dvds with different pages with descriptions of the episodes and pictures. Comes with a jewel case to keep it perfect till your grandaughters' grandaughters want to find out what was like to live in New York as a single in the 21st century.
Its a great Item... don't get me wrong... if you have the early editions, sell those right here in ebay, and buy yourself the new one, you'll enjoy it everytime you see that sparkling pink decorating your stand.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
This is a very funny interesting series about single women in New York and relationships/sex. You never know what is going to happen next.
Sarah Jessica Parker and her friends experience the relationships/sex life of New York city. They laugh, they cry, learn new thing about themselves, and try to find love.
I like this because it breaks taboos and discusses real issues 30 something women have in the dating world. The only thing that may detore you from buying it, is the amount of nudity in this show. It is not suitable to watch this with children nearby. Other than that call the girlfriends over and have fun watching, laughing, crying, and discussing what this show is about...sex! Also if you liked this you might also try "The L word" its like a lesbian sex in the city.
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70 of 89 people found this review helpful.
SEX & the CITY
LOVED IT!!! LOVED IT!!! LOVE IT!!! I missed it on HBO, as I don't get HBO. I seen some of the first set of reruns which cuts out the good juicy stuff. I would recommend this DVD collection which goes into the background on how the ladies began their journeys without a dull moment!! I almost wish this had of been around when I was younger and dating. I could have saved myself alot of pain & misery if I would have looked at life and dating through the eyes of a man. These ladies show you how to date and view it like a guy, with no pretense of a future together (expecially when you can't hardly remember their name) and just enjoy the moment... and say "see ya"! And if they see something in them worth a second time around, they go with it and see what happens. I was raised just the opposite... anyone you sleep with had to be marriage material. But what is "I wondered", marriage material? Carrie Bradshaw is a fine writer in the series of dating. She brings to light and as do her friends, and say what we might only think. Wouldn't it be nice to go back and date again, and be able to say these things out loud with the closest circle of friends. I would be a lot happier dating the second time around! This is an Excellent DVD which I enjoy immensely
, although I wouldn't view it with the little children. It does carry an adult subject matter with humor.
I can't say there is anything in it that I dislike. I love it all!!
My reason for purchase was seeing it listed on eBay. I really enjoyed the reruns and thought I could see it from the beginning.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
SEX AND THE CITY COLLECTION
THIS SEX IN THE CITY STORY TAKES PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY, THROUGH THE EYES OF 4 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN. NOTHING IS EVER TOO OVER THE TOP TO DICUSS, WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS. THEY ARE YOUR SOUNDING BOARD. IF YOU NEED ADVICE ON SEX, MEN OR THE OCCASSIONALLY 3SOME, YHIS SHOW IS FOR YOU. WHEN THIS SHOW AIRED IT WAS FRESH TO SEE WOMEN HAVING THE BALLS TO OPENLY TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING. WE SEE HOW WOMEN DEAL WITH DATING, NOT DATING, SEX, DRY SPELL'S OF NO SEX, THE WEIRDNESS OF SEXUAL PARTNERS, AND HOW TO COME OUT ALIVE WITH SELF RESPECT, AND JUST FEELING GOOD TO BE A WOMEN. I RECENTLY BOUGHT THE COMPLETE BOX SET, IT IS WONDERFUL. NOW I CAN HAVE SEX IN THE CITY, WHEN I WANT IT. THEY ALSO IN A TACTFUL WAY, GIVE WOMEN GREAT ADVICE FOR ANY GIVEN SITUATION. I APPLAUSE THIS SHOW ANS WHAT IS HAS DONE FOR ALL WOMEN. WE TOO HAVE NEEDS, AND DANG IT WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT. MEN DO NOT HAVE ALL THE FUN.THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY WOMEN WHO WANTS TO PUT THEMSELVES OUT THERE, AND BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF. THERE IS A FUN LIFE AFTER SEX IN THE CITY.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.