6:00 pm, July 24th | by Grace Rasmus
Though HBO’s The Sopranos may have sparked the bad-boy revolution of cable TV (think Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc.), Emily Nussbaum argues that Carrie Bradshaw was the first female anti-hero and that Sex and the City’s legacy deserves more respect.
10:30 am, October 5th | by Laura Donovan
Nearly ten years ago, HBO’s much-celebrated “Sex and the City” ended…kind of. We’ve had two SATC movies since then and still can’t seem to stop talking about it, and the program’s star Sarah Jessica Parker has taken on some eerily similar roles to series icon Carrie Bradshaw. SJP portrayed an urban woman trying to “have it all” in “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and just played a chic Vogue.com editor on “Glee,” but the actress says she’s done with Bradshaw-esque characters. All I can say to that is THANK GOD.
11:30 am, September 14th | by Laura Donovan
Ever since Lena Dunham’s HBO program, “Girls” debuted earlier this year, people have been asking the million dollar question: how does the show compare to “Sex and the City,” which painted a much different portrait of New York City?
Expert Sarah Jessica Parker, who of course portrayed SATC heroine Carrie Bradshaw, has finally come forward with an answer.
6:15 pm, September 4th | by Laura Donovan
If “Sex and the City” is a franchise you wish would just die already, acquire some patience. The new trailer for SATC prequel, “The Carrie Diaries” has just been released and is not quite as insufferable as the preview that hit the web several months ago and made us want to #headdesk for three hours straight. The first preview, which features a moronic female high schooler telling virginal teenager Carrie Bradshaw that having sex feels like a hotdog going into a keyhole, was so annoying that it was pulled from the Internet. Thank goodness for that, because the new trailer for the January 2013 show isn’t as lame and won’t remind you of the lying idiots you listened to in youth.
12:30 pm, May 18th | by Laura Donovan
It’s hard to picture “Sex and the City” heroine Carrie Bradshaw as anything other than a stylish, financially comfortable, successful, and well-respected New Yorker. But as anyone who has ever relocated to NYC knows, nobody shows up to the city knowing exactly how to take it on. We get a glimpse of Bradshaw’s life before glamorous Manhattan and sex column writing in the upcoming “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carries Diaries,” which is based off author Candace Bushnell’s “Carrie Diaries” series.
1:16 pm, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
Though we enjoyed watching columnist Carrie Bradshaw prance around New York City in Manolos during our financially clueless college years, we figured out pretty early on that the “Sex and the City” character would lack the means to fund her sparkly frivolities in the real world. And yet many of us still pursued journalism or other low paying glamour fields to follow through with our aspiration of leading lavish lives, only to learn that happy hours, broker’s fees, monthly rent, and utilities bills put noticeable dents in our wallets and leave us feeling more like cautionary tales than successful career women.
That’s why we’re pleased to see the entertainment industry expose the truth about residing in a city — particularly New York — as a young person, or shall I say “emerging adult.” To promote the new NYC-centered sitcom, “Don’t Trust The B— in Apt. 23,” which we’ve taken to task in the past, ABC has just released an infographic listing some of the inexpensive places to eat in the concrete jungle.
12:00 pm, March 4th | by Amy Tennery
Eight years later and people are still taking digs at Sex and the City.
In Saturday’s New York Times, Lena Dunham chatted up her new HBO show, Girls. On its surface, Girls is a Brooklynite foil to Sex and the City. Whereas Sex and the City chronicled the lives of professionally established 30- and 40-something women in Manhattan, leading glamorous lives and Trying To Figure It All Out™, Girls is about 20-something women leading unglamorous lives on shoestring budgets while Trying To Figure It All Out™.