I didn’t watch the original SATC series when it first came out. Honestly, I don’t have cable TV. Don’t watch much TV. I don’t think this makes me an intellectual or superior in any way. If anything, I’m sure that if I had cable I’d spend dozens of hours each week watching crap that I don’t even like. Not having cable makes that impossible.
Instead I watch the newshour when I can catch it, a couple of other random things, and then a bunch of things on hulu and netflix. Things I go out of my way to see.
SATC didn’t make it to my netflix queue until I started to think about the blog. It seemed like something I should watch. I did, eventually watch all of the seasons and honestly, I didn’t love it.
That was an understatement. I didn’t even like most of it. There were a half dozen episodes that really spoke to me a single woman who actually lived in and dated in NYC. The rest… didn’t. In fact, I was more than a little repulsed by much it. They weren’t woman I’d want to know, would want to be friends with. And, I know this won’t make sense to many people, I don’t live in their NYC. My New York is very different place than theirs. Bigger, louder, dirtier, messier, poorer, more diverse, and much less predictable. They lived in a tiny bubble. A itty bitty, tiny bubble that makes New York seem far more glamorous and exciting than it actually is. I think my city is way more interesting.
Anyway, I wasn’t a fan. As for the fashion, well, I’d rather spend the afternoon shopping with a friend or flipping through fashion magazines.
I didn’t see the first movie and I have no intention of seeing the sequel. So why am I writing this? Because I’ve been asked about it repeatedly since it came out. I guess I’m expected to go see it?
Tags: nyc, satc