Sex and the City: Over and Done With
On January 9th, E! News posted an article that included an interview with John Corbett, discussing Sex and the City. Followed by a rumored “Sex and the City 3” movie, the former Carrie Bradshaw beau was quoted to say that he’d be more than happy to see a launch of additional seasons to the ever-so loved HBO series.
At first, that sounds wonderful. Who wouldn’t want to watch more 30-minute episodes of dating adventures, shoe lust, and heart-wrenching story lines? But after I thought about it, it’s over and done with. There is nothing left that would be remotely interesting enough to compare to the original series.
Let’s take a little trip down SATC memory lane. The series ended with Carrie and Big finally together, Miranda and Steve married with a child, Samantha in a relationship with Smith, and Charlotte married with an adopted child on the way. Already, it kind of seems like the whole plot-line came to a nice end leaving all the iconic-single characters settled down. But then, movies one and two introduced Carrie and Big’s marriage, Miranda’s marital hurdles with Steve, a second child for Charlotte, and a meant-to-be single Samantha. It got progressively less engaging from movie one into movie two as the story lines were more tangential and less connected to the original premise of the series.
Honestly, I cannot see where the story could possibly go, and I think that continuing it would only ruin it’s charm. Each character had wonderful development throughout the series, like Samantha’s change of heart towards relationships and Miranda’s stubbornness to be set in her ways. Even Carrie and Big became a solid couple, which was the constant conflict from season one to the final movie.
What else could happen? Samatha gets more Botox? Miranda becomes PTA president? Charlotte gets a tattoo of her children’s names? Carrie gets a TV show? These women are now in their 40’s and 50’s, and to be quite honest, I don’t see anything interesting about their lives anymore. I mean, at least nothing that leaves me wanting to sit down and watch it. The characters have come full circle. Lunch was originally spent analyzing men and how relationships were so tough to accomplish, but now, they all (except Samantha) are settled in them. Lunch would now consist of talking about their kids or their husbands annoying snoring habits. It’s like trying to revive FRIENDS, the beloved show about a tight-knit group living in the city that then ended with everyone living/moving in different directions and locations paired with serious relationships (except Joey, the Samantha of the group).
A series renewal would be such a mistake and could taint the legacy it left behind. Even a third movie seems far-fetched, but apparently rumors seem to support that it may still be a possibility. I am totally fine with re-watching episodes. I may have memorized the entire script, but I’m not begging for new material.