It’s always sad to see one of my favorite shows disappear. I haven’t felt this great a TV loss since Twin Peaks was yanked from the evening line-up in the early 90’s. Sex and the City really captured the essence of relationships at the turn of the 21st century, but it also crystallized the culture of urban society. Some of the things it made us appreciate more?
The Apple PowerBook: Never has a computer received such great product placement. I was shocked that Carrie kept the same model over the years, however, we do grow attached to our toys. Which begs the question, even though she wrote a sex column for a print publication, was Carrie Bradshaw the original blogger?
Speaking of toys, dildos and vibrators were lifted to the level of religious worship in this show. Their presence was “felt” in almost every season. I’ll never forget the vibrator that rocked the baby to sleep.
Hunky furniture store owners, artists, and non-corporate professionals. I always thought she should have ended up with Aidan. Big and Petrovsky are just so…crusty.
Manolo Blahniks. Who can forget getting drunk at Vogue and finding the Mary Jane Manolos in the reward closet. And Candice Bergen. Brilliant.
Chemical Peels. Samantha’s ruddy, burned face at Carrie’s book party brought cosmetic enhancement into the open in a hilarious way.
Absolut Hunk. Scratch the above about Apple Computer. This was the best product placement ever.
Fleet Week. Who doesn’t love that week in Manhattan when the sailors are wandering the streets?
Lasik surgery. One of the most touching moments was when Miranda had eye surgery and Steve came to “rescue” her when she couldn’t get home by herself.
The red Hermes Birkin Bag. Who can forget Samantha’s dual with Lucy Liu over this coveted accessory.
Post-Its. More amazing product placement. This one-upped Romy and Michelle with the use of 3M’s sticky accessory as a plot device. If anybody ever broke up with me on a Post-It I’d kill.
The Cosmopolitan. The end of Sex and the City will be the final nail in the coffin for the way-too-trendy Cosmopolitan. This red fruity drink is already so, so, so last season.
Here are some quotes I won’t soon forget:
“Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls… because they can.” — Samantha
“There was so much skin, it was like a shar-pei!” — Charlotte
“Who we are in bed are who we are in life. I never met a man who was bad in bed that was good at life.” — Samantha
“Okay, so you’re not Heidi Klum, but you’re the ‘modeliest’ of the real people.” — Stanford
“If it’s so hard to get pregnant, how do you account for the number of crying children on planes?” — Samantha
“Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.” — Carrie
“I will wear whatever and blow whomever I want as long as I can breathe and kneel.” — Samantha
So, what’s next? Reportedly, there’s a movie being planned. But finally, if you’re really missing all these things you can buy Sex and the City – The Complete First Five Seasons on DVD.
I’ll be watching tonight, Cosmo in hand of course.