Sex and the City have ended over 15 years does (the latest episode aired in the United States on February 22, 2004) but the successful HBO series created by Darren Starr, and based on the 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell, remains one of the most-watched and loved ever.
Ninety-four episodes in six seasons
Ninety-four episodes in six seasons in which we see Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha struggling with love, sex, friendship and with their lives as young career women, often single, rarely all at the same time. And today those who yearn for nostalgia can review the series (as many have done in times of lockdown), but also watch the two spin-off films (Sex and the City is Sex and the City 2). Or take a look at the Instagram profiles of the four actresses (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall) or have fun on one of the many IG pages dedicated to the series, @everyoutfitonsatc (675 thousand followers, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis).
And we, after 15 years and dozens of wonderful outfits, unlikely boyfriends, lost or stolen designer shoes, Cosmopolitan drunk in super chic locations, tears and laughter and jokes that have remained in the history of television we remember the 5 episodes that we liked the most. Hoping they are also among your favorites.
Sex and crudité – Season 6, episode 2
It is in this episode that Carrie begins dating Jack Berger (Ron Livingstone), but the two seem to have some problems in the bedroom; Samantha wins over Jerry “Smith” Jerrod (who appears for the first time in the series, played by Jason Lewis), waiter in a crudité club; and Miranda has a passionate relationship with her … video recorder; but it’s Charlotte who steals the show: in love with Harry (Evan Handler), she announces to her friends that she wants to convert to Judaism in order to marry him. It will be a real undertaking, given that the rabbi of the synagogue repeatedly opposes her with a clear refusal, because, Harry explains, he wants to understand if the girl is serious. But the rabbi did not deal with Charlotte’s tenacity, which ultimately succeeds.
Fashion, sex and maternity – Season 4, Episode 17
We could not fail to mention the SATC episode in which Carrie comes recruited by Fashion to write a fixed column in the magazine. Carrie shows up in the editorial office showing off a new look (a disheveled bob, a pinstripe dress by Vivienne Westwood) convinced that she has hit the mark with her first piece. But Enid, his editor (Candice Bergen) rejects the article, because, he says, apart from the brilliant jokes, the substance is missing: he had to talk about shoes and bags, not men. After getting drunk drinking Martini with Julian, another editor, (“I’m drunk at Fashion! ”) Eventually Carrie understands where she went wrong, and is ready for a new test.
Is single beautiful? – Season 2, Episode 4
Carrie is contacted by New York magazine for an article on new hit singles in the city, but shows up at the shooting late after a night of revelry with the girls dancing on Latin American rhythms and drinking tequila. The photo of Carrie chosen for the cover, taken “treacherously”, is a disappointment: marked face, dark circles and cigarette between the fingers. And the title of the article (Single & Fabulous?) puts the question mark on the “fabulous” life of singles. Carrie is in shock. When she meets a guy in a club (a young and very blond Bradley Cooper) she is determined to prove to herself and to the world that she is, on the other hand, single and fabulous. Then he shows her the magazine, and she drops it.
Better young or matureis? – Season 2, Episode 17
Twenties, friends or enemies? Carrie wonders. In one of the few episodes of the series set outside New York, Charlotte convinces her three friends to rent a house in the Hamptons which becomes the scene of a true generational clash. Nina, Samantha’s young ex-assistant, organizes a country-style party by stealing the event, and contacts; Charlotte pretends to be 27 with a young suitor; Carrie has a new admirer, Laurel, a young aspiring writer who seems to disapprove of her mentor’s lifestyle. At the country party Carrie has a bad surprise: she runs into Mr. Big (Chris Noth) who has returned from Paris with her new young flame. Natasha is extremely elegant in minimal white, a look that clashes with the gaudy outfit of a stunned Carrie, complete with a python-print bandeau top and showy lobster straw cowboy hat.
The best time, the worst time – Season 3, Episode 11
As Carrie continues (spoiler alert!) his clandestine relationship with Mr. Big, despite being linked to Aidan (John Corbett), we witness one of the funniest moments of the series and most surreal of the love life of Miranda who is (according to her) verbally molested by a … sandwich: a man dressed as a sandwich who advertises a diner asks her to “eat it”. Outraged, Miranda goes further, but history repeats itself. She goes to protest (in vain) with the manager of the club, even if she then confides in Carrie that she can’t stop fantasizing about the sandwich. But when she finally sees him in the face, Miranda smiles, and gives up. After all, what can a lawyer and a … sandwich have in common?