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Old 05-11-2006, 08:21 AM
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Sex and the City Season One Appreciation Thread #1



The Season One Appreciation Thread


When Sex and the City premiere in June 1998, audiences knew they were witnessing television history...

In the very first ensemble scene, the women gathered at Lucky Cheng's for Miranda's birthday party and talked about sex with no holds barred. The question they debated was one that single people had been debating in their own social circles "Can women have sex like men?"

Samantha argued that instead of trying to find long lasting relationships, women should 'just go out and have sex like a man...without feeling'. Miranda noted that men 'don't want to be in a relationship wit you. but as soon as you only want them for sex, they don't like it'. Charlotte refused to 'give up on love' and Carrie asked, 'Are we really that cynical? What about romance?' The roles were defined, the dialogue urbane and au courant; all the elements were in place.

In subsewuent episodes the women dished about dozens of hotbed topics; three somes, twentysomethins, secret sex etc. Carrie receiced a thousand dollars after a hot night with an architect; Charllotte met a guy on Prozac who didn't care about sex; Miranda dated a modelizer; and Samantha ventured into celibacy. Carrie and Mr Big did the dance of intimacy; she nailed him on his tendency to look at other women, learned that he had been married before, and finally refused to go to St.Barth's with him, realizing she deserved someone who knew she was 'the one'

Sex and the City deconstruction of sexual and social conventions, mixed with a healthy dose of screwball comedy, seduced us from the beginning. Over the course of the season, the costumes grew more freewheeling and the city a more vibrant participant in the drama. Carrie's up and down relationship with Mr. Big kept us hooked week after week, as Samantha's bedroom farces got more uproarious, Charlotte grew more sympathetic in her desire to meet Mr.Right and Miranda exposed her touch stone combination of cynicism and vulnerability. In that formative and riotous first season, Sex and the city dug in it's Manolo Blahnik heels for good.

- taken from Sex and the city Kiss and Tell



Season One
1 Sex and the City (pilot)
2 Models and Mortals
3 Bay of Married Pigs
4 Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys
5 The Power of Female Sex
6 Secret Sex
7 The Monogamists
8 Three's a Crowd
9 The Turtle and the Hare
10 The Baby Shower
11 The Drought
12 Oh Come All Ye Faithful
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:55 PM
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I didn't start watching SatC until a couple years after the DVDs started coming out. I'm always amazed at just how popular the show became as the series wore on.

I'm glad they got away from talking to the camera in the following season. It just didn't work. Plus, this was definitely not a very strong season. I'd imagine it was difficult filming the series without getting any feedback until after they had wrapped filming.
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:11 AM
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I watched season one a year after it started when it was being repeated, because it became popular so fast I instantly started watching and was hooked

Does anyone have a favourite episode of Season one?
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:37 PM
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I'd have to go with "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" as my favorite. I thought that S1 was fairly weak in comparison to the following seasons. What is your favorite, emilydc?
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:55 AM
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I think mine may be The Monogamists or the season finale
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:51 PM
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Do you have a least favorite episode? Mine would probably have to be "The Turtle and the Hare." I don't think there was one thing that I liked about the episode and I hated the whole storyline with Samantha and the "turtle."
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:14 PM
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Hi everybody, I was here quite a while ago b/c Emily convinced me to give the show a try, well, life happened and I never got around to watching past episode one...I know I got more than one :head_slap: from Emily anyway, I'm on episode 4 now, and I have to say that I'm hooked, I love how the topics discussed are so realistic and things that I think about, even though I'm only 20, like Bay of Married Pigs, a lot of my friends have gotten married and now what? We never see each other

anyway, I'll be back with more thoughts soon
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:56 AM
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Seriously you've started watching!!?? *happydance* i didn't think it would ever happen i thought you were just humouring me season one is pretty amazing and i love that each eppie has some sort of topic hee this is great! you know im going to annoy you soooo much about satc now
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:58 AM
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Me...humoring you!?!? Never!!!

And I don't think it could ever be considered pestering since I've put it out there that I've been watching...btw get your butt on MSN, Jess and I are waiting

Just watched the one with the French guy and the $1000, and I'm learning oh so much about what acceptable behavior is when it comes to dating
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:12 AM
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done and done!!

that episode is hilarious! i can't believe he left her money! its so insane!
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Jenn started it.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:20 AM
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these girls are seriously the best

I love that they show that women can be friends without the competition that is portrayed on most shows...please tell me that doesn't change
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I don't think that we ever got a love triangle between the girls, which is good
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:26 AM
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love triangles are the worst! So, it's like QaF in that sense, that's good

They each seem to go after very different guys, that's for sure
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Thank god! although in the first eppie sam went for mr.big but that was it! i love that they consider each other as family, they have the greatest bond ever.
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