141 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best show on television!
Sex and the City is the best show in television! However, I see the first season as a warm-up to the seasons which follow this one. Also, the theme music is a little bit different. We meet our four heroines: Carrie Bradshaw, the writer; Charlotte York, the conservative one; Samantha Jones, the (...); and Miranda, the sardonic, acid-tongued lawyer. I was a little bit...
Published on September 27, 2004 by Ellis Bell
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD Edition
The series is fun and provocative, not for the faint at heart! The complete first season is on the dvd set including the first episode which seems to be more of a pilot (?). You can really see how the series got better, as they fazed out the awkwardness of Carrie talking directly into the camera during her reflection moments instead of voice over.
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Published on December 21, 2000 by turtley
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141 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best show on television!,
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EPISODE 1 "SEX AND THE CITY": We meet the four ladies; Mr. Big comes onto the scene; we also meet Sanford Blatch and his opinion on gay relationships and sex; the women discuss (and try out) the theory that women can have sex the same way men can.
EPISODE 2: "MODELS AND MORTALS": The episode is all about models, as Miranda dates a guy obsessed with them (a "modelizer") and Carrie briefly dates a man who is a model.
EPISODE 3: "BAY OF MARRIED PIGS": Carrie visits married friends at their house in the Hamptons and the ladies discuss the differences between married couples and singles. Miranda is set up with a lesbian for a corporate party.
EPISODE 4: "VALLEY OF THE TWENTY-SOMETHING GUYS": Carrie keeps running into Big, and considers dating him; Samantha goes for a guy in his twenties.
EPISODE 5: "THE POWER OF FEMALE SEX": While playing poker the four women discuss the idea of women using sex to gain power; Carrie runs into an old friend of hers who introduces her to a charming French architect.
EPISODE 6: "SECRET SEX": You know that promotional photo of Carrie on the side of the bus in the credits? This is the episode in which that photo is taken. Carrie starts dating Big; she ponders the question of some people who are ashamed of the people they date; Charlotte dates a rabbi.
EPISODE 7: "THE MONOGAMISTS": Carrie tries to have a monogamous relationship with Big; Miranda gets serious with Skipper.
EPISODE 8: "THREE'S A CROWD": The ladies discuss the topic of threesomes, as Samantha becomes involved with a married couple and Charlotte and her boyfriend try to add another woman to their bedroom routine.
EPISODE 9: "THE TURTLE AND THE HARE": At a friend's wedding, Samantha is asked out on a date by another guest; when she is dumped, she tries for another guy who was at the wedding. Sanford gripes about the gay dating scene. And what is the rabbit??
EPISODE 10: "THE BABY SHOWER": The women are invited to a friend's baby shower; is Carrie pregnant?
EPISODE 11: "THE DROUGHT": Miranda hasn't had sex in three months; Carrie is convinced that she and Big will never have sex again. The question is, How often is normal?
EPISODE 12: "OH, COME ALL YE FAITHFUL": Miranda's dating a guy who takes a shower after sex; Charlotte is convinced she'll never get married.
62 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a girl wants.....? This is IT!,
Thanks to great writing, real-life NYC backgrounds, and enthusiastic acting by the four female leads, Sex and the City is nearly flawless in its excellence and fun. If it has a flaw, perhaps it is that it is *completely addicting*!
In addition to Parker's Carrie, there's Samantha, the beautiful, fun, (read, quite a bit more promiscuous than even the daring of us would ever be in real life!), and ever-so-spunky PR Executive. Confident, hilarious, and tough, her one-liners are a highlight of the show. Samantha is played by the "grow on you till you absolutely love her" Kim Cattrall. Then there's Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), the lawyer who some at her law firm, where she is trying to make Partner, think is gay. She's also very spunky, and adds another dimension to the four-tette of gals with her dry humour and sarcasm. Finally, there's Charlotte (Kristin Davis), the self-described husband hunter who is much more conservative than the other three, but who still loves men, and who can't wait to find her Mr. Right. The comedy and fun lies in watching her search, often in vain, for just that, in the available (and as we see, sometimes not-so-available) pool of Manhattan men!
To round things out, there are beautiful men to boot! There's Mr. Big, Carrie's on-again, off-again Prince Charming, who will slay you with his charm, his smile, his mysterious appearances, cute little waves (usually directed towards the smitten Carrie), and his just as mysterious disappearances. He's Beautiful Eye Candy, and has just enough of that Bad Boy Elixir to keep Carrie (and all of us) yearning for more more MORE! Mr. Big, or "Big," as he is called by the ladies, is played by Chris Noth from Law and Order (Det. Mike Logan).
Manhattan and all of New York City are just as much characters on the show as Carrie and her buds. The show is filmed on location all over NYC, and this really makes the show what it is. Living in real Manhattan apartments, the characters take walks in Central Park, along New York's city streets, by day, and by night, and spend afternoons and evenings at various restaurants and clubs around the city. All these great settings on the show make me want to visit New York, and see in person the unique greatness which shines on the screen. This show has a more realistic view of NYC than, say, the film You've Got Mail, and others. Sex shows NYC as lovely, fast-paced, gritty, and thrilling, all at the same time. I think the show gives you a tiny window into what it would be like to live in New York: the sounds, the people, the rhythm. Though of course, these gals do quite well with their work, and so have great apartments, and shop early and often for their $400.00 Manolo Blanhik or Jimmy Choo shoes, so 'realistic' is all relative! This show is just for *fun*. It's happy, and it's got just enough "non" thrown in with its fiction to make it a show which is truly exciting to watch, even for the third or fourth time. These gals feel like articulate and stylish friends that I get to visit now and again, and who consistently make me Laugh out Loud! Forget Therapy! Get enough "Sex!"
If you are going to buy the first season of Sex and the City, the DVD's the way to go, if possible. First of all, there's better picture quality, but the true greatness comes in not having to fast-forward to get to all your favorite episodes! Plus, the six episodes on each disc are laid out clearly on a menu, complete with short descriptions and previews, if its been a while since you've had your 'Sex,' and you want to get right to the best bits! That said, there's not much filler here, the half-hour episodes are pretty much packed with excellent, witty writing, and va va voom acting. Please note that this show does contain risque subject matter and scenes, and so is really appropriate for adults only.
This is a must-see for all you women out there, and for the men, well, I think you'll love it just as much. It's impossible to watch only one episode per sitting. But I dare you to try! Good luck! :)
58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Being Single and Fabulous was never so entertaining!,
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Sex and the City",
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56 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chronicles of a Modern Woman,
Carrie, a NY-City paper columnist who writes provoking shorts about "sex and the city," is a witty, trendy, modern woman of the '90's--and a true romantic at heart. She wants the sweep-you-off-your-feet, love-at-first-sight type of romance which she seems to get from Mr. Big (Chris Noth)...but Mr. Big isn't ready to give back to her to the same degree (c'mon, we've ALL been there). Samantha, the most liberated and sexually adventurous of the four, is "a woman trapped in a New York City man's body"...and all she wants is a good time. As she so poignantly puts it, "I'm tri-sexual; I'll try anything once!" Miranda, a corporate lawyer, is the epitome of the hardened, jaded, suspicious 30-something woman with a razor-sharp sense of humor, and a heart of gold. And Charlotte, an idealistic, sorority-type prude, searches for a man with 3 qualities: money, looks, and an apartment on the East Side. Watch Carrie, and her three cronies, go from man, to man, to man in their never-ending search for "Mr. Right," while they often find, and settle, for "Mr. Right Now". This show is HILARIOUS, well-written, always versatile, quite witty, and a sumptuous eye-candy for the trend-addicted crowd. I rented it to see if it was worth to own...and my answer? YES, YES, YES! I'm buying it--and so should you! This is a piece of TV history, and an essential guide to pop-culture, and every modern woman should own a copy!
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series, poor dvd,
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My only complaint is the video quality. A friend of mine has teh VHS version and sometimes it produces better images than my dvd copy. And its not my machine, this is a complaint I have heard of many times before. At times the images are very grainy, and make it difficult to view some objects in the backround.
You might be saying who cares! Well, they shouldn't bother with the DVD version if they can't get the video quality straighted out. Hopefully for the second season HBO will realize this.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it on DVD!,
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sex and the City,
Sarah Jessica Parker is outstanding in her role of Carrie; she's a hilarious narrator. I love Kim Cattrall's portrayal of Samantha; she's, without a doubt, the show's scene stealer. I also enjoy Miranda's (Cynthia Nixon) sarcastic humor. Kristin Davis is great as Charlotte -- the romantic one of the three. You know, I think I speak for everyone when I say that Chris North's portrayal of Mr. Big is superb. North and Parker have great chemistry.
I love this DVD collection, and my only hope is that there will be a Complete Second Season out soon! A must-have!
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sex and the City Rules!,
Sarah Jessica Parker ("Honeymoon in Vegas" ; "LA Story") plays Carrie Bradshaw, a weekly columnist for a local paper, who writes a column regarding sex and relationships in the big city. Kim Catrall ("Masquerade"; "Mannequin") is Samantha, a big time publicist. Cynthia Nixon ("The Out-of-Towners"-1999 version) plays Miranda, a lawyer and Kristin Davis Plays Charlotte, an art gallery curator who is a bit prudish when it comes to sex.
When these four Manhattanites get together, they do cause a commotion in whatever they do, and on this two-disc set, HBO Video treats viewers with the first twelve episodes of the popular new series where anything (and mostly everything) goes.
The episodes which explore such topics as monogamy, threesomes, baby showers, and other topics that normal to the everyday denizen of a large metropolitan mecca such as New York contain the most wittiest scripts and scenarios that I have ever seen on television. Due to the lack of network censors, "Sex and the City" popularity thrives on its' ability to use profanity, sex, nudity, and other adult themes that are taboo on broadcast stations.
The show also contains other delightful character that win will you over as a new fan. Chris Noth (television's "Law & Order") is always excellent in whatever role he takes, and as Carrie's love interest , "Mr. Big", he will swoon you with his charm and elegance. And what would the average heterosexual girl living in the big city be without her gay best friend? In Carrie's case, her best gay friend, Stanford, is her very own Rupert Everett. His tales of dating in the gay scene, in addition to his flamboyance will cause you to both have pity and amusement for this funny sidekick.
While this show will mainly appeal to urban women and gay men, it should be viewed and enjoyed by all. With all the recent network rip-offs airing on television already (e.g. UPN's "Girlfriends"), I can guarantee it would be worth your time and money to purchase this series and enjoy what can be called the most original television comedy in recent years at home.
The DVD edition contains a great motion main menu powered by a flavorful salsa beat, and some of the special features on the set include DVD-Rom web links to related sites, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series, episode previews, language selection (English and Spanish tracks), and subtitles (English and French subtitles).
I am anxiously awaiting the second season to be released on DVD. I have e-mailed HBO Video, but they haven't replied to my e-mail yet, but if anyone from the company is reading this, please be aware that fans are hungrily awaiting for more seasons to be released on this great format!
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wry Humor Keeps Me Going....,
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Sex and the City: The Complete First Season by Sarah Jessica Parker (DVD - 2010)
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