Review: Jack Foley & Hollie Cade
All the episodes from the final series of Sex And The City:
Episode titles: to market to market, great sexpectations, the
perfect present, pick-a-little talk-a-little, lights camera relationship,
hop skip and a week, the post-it always sticks twice, the catch,
a woman's right to shoes (a.k.a. no shoes, no service), boy interrupted,
the domino effect, one, let there be light, the ick factor, catch-38,
out of the frying pan, the cold war, splat!, an american girl
in paris (part une), an american girl in paris (part deux).
FANS of American television imports were forced to say a tearful
farewell to several of the top-rated shows this year, as they
came to an end after entertaining viewers for years.
Principal among them was the loss of Friends,
after ten hugely successful years, but following closely behind
was the ladies' favourite, Sex and the City.
The show - which starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall,
Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - featured the lives and loves
of four New York socialites as they plotted a path through the
notorious dating game.
Renowned for its evocative storylines and raunchy plots, the
show regularly pushed back television taboos, featuring its stars
(and Cattrall in particular) in all manner of compromising sexual
Yet, all good things had to come to an end and the question remained
whether the show could finish as strongly as it began.
The answer is yes, in my opinion,
rounding off the stories of each character in an appropriately
witty, yet emotional manner.
For the show's main guide, Columnist Carrie Bradshaw finally
got her long-time love, Big, to commit, after he was forced to
rescue her from Paris (where she had gone with a potential Russian
While for Cattrall's nymphomaniac, Samantha Jones, the story
arc involved her to coming to terms with cancer and losing her
sex drive, but eventually finding a companion in a model, Smith,
who seemed to genuinely love her (the scene in which he cut off
his hair, as Sam loses hers through chemotherapy, was one of many
Of the remaining characters, Davis' publicist, Charlotte, eventually
found someone to adopt, with her partner, Harry, and Nixon's lawyer,
Hobbs, mellowed somewhat towards her lover, Steve's impaired mother,
who eventually comes to stay with them.
Each story, while laced with tragedy, offered some hope for fans
that each of the women would remain happy long after the final
And it provided a suitably satisfying finale to a show that had
consistently delighted and surprised throughout its six seasons.
The show had an undeniable sparkle and, for women especially,
provided a set of characters and (sometimes) situations that they
could relate to - even if some of the wilder episodes were a little
Yet, another part of the allure was seeing just how far the producers
would go and season six still had plenty of raunch to offset the
The DVD box set is therefore an essential purchase for any fan
of the series - you'll be laughing and crying in equal measure.