Why should I watch Sex and the City?
For the uninitiated, who might be coming to SATC for the first time ever, there’s a multitude of reasons you’ll love this show.
It was popular in the 1990s for a reason – it’s funny, it’s entertaining, and it celebrates both female friendships and female sexuality.
New York writer Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, narrates the show through the lens of a weekly column, which she uses to tell her own experiences with sex and dating, as well as that of her closest friends – lawyer Miranda Hobbes, publicist Samantha Jones, and art dealer Charlotte York.
Each week, a different problem is unpacked and explored, with overarching storylines keeping us riveted each week – mainly, Carrie’s on-and-off relationship with Mr. Big.
While the show was progressive for its time in the ‘90s, some have gone on to criticise the series for being problematic, but, we’re not here to judge. Ultimately, it’s a light-hearted and funny show about the awkwardness of being single in your 30s when you don’t want to be.
What about And Just Like That?
And Just Like That is the rebooted version of SATC, which follows Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte in their 50s, where they still share an incredibly close bond.
A lot of people had a lot of things to say about it, and whether it held up to the original six-season run.
Our only criticism of the show is that it doesn’t give the nostalgia factor we’re after when we settle in for a few eps of SATC, but good news – you can watch them both in the same place!
How can I watch Sex and the City in Australia?
All original six seasons are available on BINGE, as well as the first and second seasons of And Just Like That.