It is probably the trashiest show ever. But every few years, I get hooked on the Sex and the City marathons. I set the DVR to record one season after another, and I usually end up watching the entire duration in just a few weeks. Side note: the episodes I tape are edited for language and content, which tames it down to a somewhat appropriate level. Chris & I can actually watch it together without blushing.
The writing is creative and witty. The story lines are believable. And although I love the four-way friendship, it’s all about Carrie Bradshaw for me. Whoever created her keeps me coming back for more. I love Sarah Jessica Parker, I love the quirkiness she puts into Carrie’s character, and I love the eternal optimism and cheeriness she brings to New York City… a mysterious place, I might add, I’ve yet to visit.
Of course – there are the clothes. Carrie’s style makes you feel like you can wear anything in your closet (or all of it, at one time) and still look like a million bucks. I have yet to see the second movie. I’m definitely interested. I just need to find a way to eliminate the crude language and the nudity. Watching that stuff on
a big any size screen makes me cringe.
what I’ve learned from Sex and the City:
To appreciate my husband more. It takes a million episodes, but those four ladies eventually stumble upon the loves of their lives. They each find a way to humble themselves enough to let love in, and then they hold onto it for dear life. I’m only all the more thankful that I found my one-and-only without a ton of heartache on the front-end.
To stretch my wardrobe. Carrie teaches us to try layer upon layer of ideas. After watching, I find myself digging up fancy costume jewelry to throw on top of ratty t-shirts. I also make it a point to wear heels more, despite what I’m wearing up top.
To find pearls of wisdom in everyday life. Granted, someone wrote Carrie’s life for her. But I seem to take away little nuggets from every episode. If only we spent more time pondering and asking ourselves questions like hers on a regular basis! Lately, I’ve been trying to not get caught up in daily routines, and to spend more time being thoughtful.
If you’ve never seen the show, you probably have no idea what’s going on. But that’s okay! I know I’m not alone. While doing my (Google) image research, I discovered several photo shoots channeling the show and Carrie’s character – celebrities & common folk alike. Imagine how influential she might be if she was real.
My hats off to you, Carrie Bradshaw! Now, if only real-life women could pull off those bizarre bra tricks. That whole thing seriously blows my mind.