About 10 Years Behind

There’s been a new character that has popped up on this here blog recently.

We’re in love. Well, really, I love it. It doesn’t know I exist. But I’m obsessed.

It’s Sex and the City.


And as the title says, I know I’m years behind on this, but remember, when this show was on, I wouldn’t have been old enough or allowed to watch it. Never mind that we didn’t have HBO.

The first I’d ever truly seen of it was the first movie. I knew that I had to learn more about these girls and their stories. I loved the movie. That wedding gown. Those friendships. Mr. Big.

But show series are expensive and blah blah blah.

However, one day while perusing Amazon, I found the ENTIRE series for really cheap. Brand new. Even had a pretty pink case.

I also knew that i would be moving and Mr. A would be gone, so this would be the perfect time to get caught up.

Well, a week and a half later, I have finished the entire series. And even more in love than before.

How can you not fall in love with those girls?

They are so honest. I can see how any single girl would relate to them. Especially since they aren’t 26 and just prancing around. They are older and have more experiences, but they aren’t giving up on what they want from life.

Yes, they have more money than most of us. They can afford shoes that cost more than 2 months rent. Their purses and worth more than my car and the total of the items in their closet are worth more than some people would make in a year.

But they aren’t afraid to talk honestly and bluntly about men and relationships and the other action that I won’t spell on here because I don’t want THOSE kinds of search terms. I may be much younger than them and never spent years sleeping with half of a city, but I can still relate to them and learn from them.

But oh those clothes…

However, what the heck were they dressing Miranda in during the first couple seasons?! She looked like a frumpy boy half the time.

But Charlotte’s dresses and some of Carrie’s outfits, especially as the years go on. I so wish I could just have one of them.

Mostly, I cheered so wholeheartedly for their relationships. I can’t decide if I love Charlotte and Harry or Samantha and Smith more. Both stepped beyond what they would normally do and found love.

Miranda and Steve are adorable. I even like that he is shorter than her.

I’m torn on Big and Carrie. Especially when he leaves her on their wedding day. And when he leaves her for Paris. And when he won’t commit to her.

Yet, there is something that brings me back to them and makes me tear up when they get married in the courthouse in her very simple yet beautiful white suit. Maybe they just need a little drama to make it all work.

So there it is. My husband will now have to compete for my affections with a tv show. Or at least step his romance up a step or two. He should chase me across the world and bring me back. (I’m kidding. But a limo with balloons on my birthday would be nice…)

Who is your favorite girl? Who do you most relate to? Am I the only one planning on watching this series over and over?



Filed under Confessions, Pop Culture, Things I Love

5 responses to “About 10 Years Behind

  1. Oh, I LOVE SATC!!! It’s one of my favorites and whenever I catch a re-run on TV I’ll always stop to watch. I can never pick my favorite girl because I think there’s a little of all of us in all of them. My favorite couple though, by far is Steve and Miranda. I think they’re the most believeable. And my favorite guy is Aiden for sure. And my favorite outfit, I think, is Carrie’s newspaper dress. I don’t really know why, I just think it looks amazing on her and is funky and fun. Also, there is a light pink dress she wore, but I can’t remember what episode it was in that I like a lot too.

    Beware the second movie, though, I was REALLY disappointed.

  2. Meredith

    I think we are about the same age so I was also too young when it was on air and we too didn’t have HBO. The first time I had really seen any part of SATC was the first movie. I only occasionally watch re-runs on TBS, but I do like it.

    I have a core group of friends from HS and 1 of them is Charlotte. No doubt. Another totally fits with Samantha.

    I LOVE AIDEN, too.

  3. Sarah

    Yay for SATC!!! Love that show so much (although, I’ll admit, I haven’t seen every episode yet–need the DVD’s STAT!). Charlotte was always my favorite (partially because I want her job and/or wardrobe).

    Hope you’re enjoying your break!!! :o)

  4. i LOVE it and hadn’t watched a single episode until i was in new zealand and it rained the ENTIRE month of july. i watched the whole series and now love it.

  5. I love that series and watch it endlessly. I never get tired of it! I even threw a SATC themed party when the second movie came out, but never actually saw the movie. And probably never will because I hear it is really bad. Anyway, recently my husband sat through a few episodes with me. And now he loves the show too! Finally a show we can watch that doesn’t involve history, pawn shops or random people mining for gold. Oye…

    Oh, and I think I’m a mix of Miranda and Charlotte. I’m pretty level-headed, but am a total control freak!

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