S & t C
If I still watch it so often, how can I miss it? I miss seeing new episodes. I want to know what's going on in the characters' lives. Did Big really commit? How's Steve's mom? Did Charlotte really get that baby from China? Is Samantha still with Smith? The questions go on and on...
I've read some of Candace Bushnell's other novels. They're quick, easy, frivolous reads. You become submersed in lives that seem so foreign. Lives of excess. Lives where people don't seem to have real jobs and yet can mooch off others and become world travelers with $1,000 shoes. Even though I can't imagine a life like that I know that someone somewhere has it.
Awhile back I found the Sex and the City book at Half-Priced Books. I thought this may quench my thirst for new material. Yeah, I'm more than half way through and it's been a little disappointing. I'm not sure how someone read that and thought they could make this fantastic show based on it. Thank goodness someone saw more in it than I have. (The same thing with Forrest Gump, if any of you read that...horrible. How the movie came out of that, I don't know.)
I guess what it comes down to is that these characters seemed like old friends who were going through single-gal problems. Granted, some of these problems were completely outrageous. But that, too, makes a real-life single girl feel a little more grateful. Things could always be worse/weirder/more deviant. And as I get older and am battling even more single-gal dilemmas, I have fewer and fewer real life friends who are in the same place. Their lives revolve around marriages and pregnancies and children...not finding Mr. Right while working 40+ hours a week and managing a household alone. I know that everyone has issues they're dealing with but there's something to be said about going through the same thing at the same time.