Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw), Kim Cattrall (as Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (as Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes), the quirky series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality, safe sex, promiscuity, and femininity, while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships.The deliberate omission of the better part of the early lives of the four women was the writers' way of exploring social life—from sex to relationships—through each of their four very different, individual perspectives.This is far from the housewife days of "Leave it to Beaver" and "Father Knows Best".Particularly stunning about this show is the acting.This show also changed the way the public views women.Carrie and company are strong, self-sufficient women who even dislike serious relationships and the prospect of marriage.
As a straight male viewer of this show, I think that it gave me a lot of insight into the female aspect of a relationship and the world as a whole.
Sex and the City has received both acclaim and criticism for its subjects and characters, and is credited with helping to increase HBO's popularity as a network.
The series has won several accolades, including seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
(In a running joke, whenever Carrie is about to introduce Mr.
Big on-camera to another character, she is interrupted before she can say his name.) He is the reason for many of Carrie's breakdowns as he never seems ready to fully commit to her.